Archive for February, 2015


 

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Phillip Kevin Baldock: Man who raped elderly woman has jail sentence reduced on appeal

Updated about 6 hours ago

A 43-year-old Tasmanian man who raped an elderly woman two years ago has won an appeal to have his jail term reduced by three years.

Phillip Kevin Baldock of Burnie was sentenced to nine years in jail after pleading guilty to raping a woman aged in her 80s.

The Court of Criminal Appeal agreed the crime had a significant impact on the woman and her family and she is now living in an aged care home as she was unable to return to her house.

The court heard Baldock was drunk when he made the decision to enter the woman’s property with the purpose of raping her.

But the three Supreme Court judges found the sentence was manifestly excessive because it was far beyond the range for similar crimes.

They also noted Baldock had been placed into foster care at the age of five.

Baldock was ordered to serve six years with a non-parole period of four years.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-11/man-gets-nine-year-sentence-for-raping-elderly-tasmanian-woman/5149114

Judge jails Tasmanian man Kevin Baldock for nine years for ‘horrific’ rape of elderly woman

Updated 11 Dec 2013, 11:54am

A Tasmanian man who raped an elderly woman in her home has been sentenced to nine years in jail.

Phillip Kevin Baldock, 43, pleaded guilty to raping the 81-year-old on her back porch in July.

Justice Blow said it was a horrific crime which required a very substantial prison sentence.

He said Baldock was drunk at the time. He had low intelligence and little insight into the consequences of his attack on the woman, who feared for her life.

She had not been able to return to her home of more than 40 years.

Baldock also pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary.

Justice Blow sentenced Baldock to nine years jail, with a five and a half year non-parole period.

He also activated a 12 month suspended sentence Baldock received for previous offences.

 

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Rapist Peter Scott Griffin to be released despite past breaches of orders

February 18, 2015 5:25PM

A RAPIST who has repeatedly broken supervision rules while out of jail will again be released into the community.

Peter Scott Griffin, 46, served a 13-year sentence for attacking three women in the street in 1998, forcing them to perform oral sex on him and raping one victim.

He was released from jail in 2012 but put on a strict supervision order.

He was jailed again in June last year after he lost his temper with his supervisors because they put him on a 24-hour curfew when his online romance soured.

His supervisors from Corrective Services were worried he hadn’t admitted to his internet girlfriend that he was a convicted sex offender.

The girlfriend was set to fly to Queensland to meet him.

His parole officers were worried he would stop taking drugs aimed at reducing his sex drive.

After a hearing to decide whether he should be kept behind bars Justice Martin Daubney ruled Mr Griffin should be released because there was no longer any danger he would breach his supervision order.

The June incident was his third breach. The other two breaches included being caught masturbating in a shopping centre carpark in January 2013 and losing his temper with police last year.

PREDATOR’S CHRONICLE

  • February 14, 1998: Grabs 17yo girl from behind and drags her from a North Rockhampton street at 8.15pm, over a guard rail onto a bush hill. He sexually assaults her and restrains her by choking.
  • May 24, 1998: 23yo woman is followed as she walks between two hotels in the Rocky CBD at 12.25pm and attacked from behind. Griffin flees when two men on a hotel balcony yell out.
  • May 24, 1998: About an hour later an 18yo woman is punched to the ground and raped.
  • July 21, 1998: Young woman is robbed and sexually assaulted on a Rockhampton street. Griffin restrains her by choking. Police take down a number plate and catch him.
  • July 8, 2011: Griffin was put on a continuing detention order, beyond his fulltime release date after 13 years’ jail.
  • October 29, 2012: Released on a DPSOA supervision order with strict conditions.
  • January 3, 2013: Contravened condition not to reoffend when a woman saw him masturbating in a public car park at North Rockhampton.

 

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Former Joico haircare tycoon Anton Starling appeals sex tape evidence

  • Exclusive by Lisa Davies Chief Court Reporter
  • From: The Daily Telegraph
  • September 19, 2011 12:00AM

FORMER haircare tycoon Anton Starling is appealing against his conviction for sexual abuse, claiming a recording of him and his underage victim should never have been admitted as evidence against him.

Starling, serving at least 10 years for the persistent sexual abuse of a young girl, was in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal fighting to have his conviction overturned, or his sentence reduced.

Lawyers for the 60-year-old, who made his fortune distributing  Joico hair products in Australia, last week argued 15 grounds of appeal and also disputed the length of his sentence.

Starling was found guilty early last year of sexually assaulting the girl, who had told the jury of at least 20 occasions she was molested between 2002 and 2007.

The young woman, who cannot be identified, told the jury he began abusing her on his farm near Bathurst when she was just 11, taking her to an isolated barn, an olive grove and a cottage separate from the main house.

But Starling’s barrister Tim Game SC argued a crucial piece of evidence, an audio recording she made of Starling that helped secure his conviction, was illegally obtained and should therefore not have been admitted.

Mr Game said the trial judge had applied the wrong test, and added that the victim’s mother was present when it was made.

 

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Remorseless rapist threatened women with cattle prod during home invasions in Adelaide’s northern suburbs

  • Court Reporter Ken McGregor
  • The Advertiser
  • January 27, 2015 11:06AM

A “REMORSELESS” rapist who threatened women with a cattle prod during violent home invasions has been jailed for ten years.

Andrew Phillip Lindsay, 31, of Burton, had been found guilty of two counts of rape, robbery, assault, and one count each of serious criminal trespass and theft.

In sentencing today, District Court Judge Steven Millsteed said Lindsay had used a cattle prod to intimidate a mother before raping her while her 8-year-old daughter slept during a terrifying home invasion at Davoren Park in October 2012.

“You engaged in brazen home invasions. You and your accomplices terrorised the victims with weapons, including a cattle prod and stole property,” he said.

He said Lindsay had also used the cattle prod to commit another home invasion where he had kicked in the front door of a Smithfield house where a mother lived with her 11-year-old son.

“In both cases (the victims) were at home alone with their young children. They must have been desperately frightened for their children.

“Your conduct was grave, cowardly and despicable.”

Judge Millsteed said Lindsay had not shown a “drop of remorse or contrition” since DNA evidence pinned him as the culprit.

“Offences of this type are not only an outrage to the victims but also to the community in general.”

He sentenced Lindsay to ten years jail with a non-parole period of six years and six months.

 

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UPDATED:  DECEMBER 2016

The Court of Criminal Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Joseph Rosenburg against his convictions and sentence for three counts of sexual intercourse without consent and three of indecent assault, arising out of a single incident in Hyde Park. The Court found that the verdicts of guilty were well and truly open on the evidence and there was no error in sentencing.

 

UPDATED:  JUNE 2015

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Hyde Park rapist Joseph Stephen Rosenburg sentenced to 11 years’ jail

  • June 19, 2015 6:34PM

A MAN who raped a drunk teenager in Sydney’s Hyde Park has been sentenced to a maximum of 11 years for the “predatory” attack.

Joseph Stephen Rosenburg exhaled deeply after the sentence was handed down but said nothing.

The 52-year-old was found guilty in February of three counts of sexual intercourse without consent and three charges of indecent assault against the 18-year-old woman in August 2013.

Rosenburg indecently assaulted the heavily intoxicated teen outside Starbucks in the CBD before following her into the city park and forcing her to perform oral and anal sex.

During the attack, he told the teen “I’m not going to kill you if you go with it”.

Afterwards, the hysterical teenager called a friend to pick her up, saying, “he has hurt me, he has hurt me. He raped me, he raped me”.

When the friend found her outside St James railway station, she was curled up in a ball, her make-up was smeared all over her face and there were scratches high up on her legs.

In sentencing him in the Downing Centre District Court on Friday, Judge Stephen Hanley said the teen had continually told Rosenburg throughout the attack, “Please don’t do this”, but he carried on saying, “Shh”.

“He was motivated by his own sexual gratification and had no regard of the discomfort and humiliation experienced by his victim,” Judge Hanley said.

“I am satisfied his behaviour was predatory.”

He said Rosenburg had shown “no contrition at all” and seemed to hold his victim responsible.

Rosenburg, who represented himself in the sentencing proceedings, made a number of bizarre claims on Friday, including that he was as “traumatised” as his victim, and that she should have told him to “f*** off” if she wasn’t consenting.

He was sentenced to at least eight years and three months’ jail and will be eligible for parole in June 2022.

It comes after his disturbing criminal history was revealed in court documents this week.

In February 1993, when he was 29, Rosenburg crawled through a window of a Crows Nest home in Sydney’s north and into the bed of a five-year-old girl.

He exposed himself and performed oral sex on her, saying “I’ll come back tomorrow and I’ll bring you some lollies”.

He was also jailed in 2007 after attacking his sister’s partner with a metal bar on Christmas Day 2006, fracturing his face. Rosenburg has indicated he will appeal his conviction over the Hyde Park assault.

 

http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/02/04/12/13/man-found-guilty-of-hyde-park-teen-rape

12:55pm February 4, 2015

Man found guilty of Hyde Park teen rape

AAP

A man accused of raping a drunk teenager in Sydney’s Hyde Park while saying “I’m not going to kill you if you go with it”, has been found guilty of six sex offences.

It took just over an hour of deliberations for the jury in Joseph Stephen Rosenburg’s trial to find him guilty of three counts of sexual intercourse without consent and three charges of indecent assault.

After the jury had delivered their verdict and left the court, Rosenburg claimed he had been “scammed”.

During his trial, the District Court heard the 18-year-old girl, who cannot be named, had been out with friends at a bar in Oxford Street on August 29, 2013.

Heavily intoxicated, she eventually left in a taxi with an unknown man who, after she was sick, left her on the side of the road.

She said in the early hours of August 30, as she lay down next to a building opposite Hyde Park in Sydney’s city centre, Rosenburg went up to her and put his hand up her dress.

In a bid to escape the 51-year-old, she said she went into the park and lay down near a tree.

Rosenburg followed her and began touching her, saying, “I’m not going to kill you if you go with it.”

The court heard that as she pleaded with him to stop, he forced her to perform oral and anal sex.

Afterwards, the teenager called a friend to pick her up, saying, “He has hurt me, he has hurt me. He raped me, he raped me.”

The friend said when she found her outside St James Station, the 18-year-old was curled up in a ball.

“Her make-up was smeared all over her face. There were scratches high up on her legs,” the friend said.

“When she saw me she cried and grabbed my arm and didn’t want to let go.”

Rosenburg will be sentenced in April.

 

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UPDATED:  MAY 2015

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Former teacher who ‘violated child’s trust’ sentenced to six years’ jail for sexual assault

By Thuy Ong

Updated about 4 hours ago

A former teacher has been sentenced to six years in jail for a series of sexual assaults on an 11-year-old boy in the 1990s in the NSW central west.

Richard McPhillamy was arrested and charged with six offences including indecent assault and sexual assault in May 2013.

McPhillamy, 54, was a former housemaster at a school at Bathurst and was an acolyte at Bathurst’s Cathedral of St Michael and St John when the assaults on the 11-year-old boy took place.

The court heard the two attended mass services together and the boy was under McPhillamy’s direct supervision.

When one of the assaults took place, the offender spoke to the victim, implied he was gay and said “people like us need to stick together”.

The court heard McPhillamy had deliberately arranged to be alone with the boy at the church despite knowing he was an 11-year-old boy, and exploited the situation.

The judge took more than two hours to deliver the sentence and said the defendant had showed no remorse or contrition and had “violated the child’s trust”.

Before leaving the dock, McPhillamy yelled: “This is bullshit!” before being lead away.

McPhillamy will be eligible for parole in February 2019.

 

http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/2882522/mcphillamy-guilty-of-six-sex-charges/

McPhillamy guilty of six sex charges

Feb. 14, 2015, 4 a.m.

A FORMER St Stanislaus’ College dorm master has been found guilty of a string of sexual assaults after appearing in a Sydney Court.

Rick McPhillamy, formerly of Bathurst, appeared before Judge King in the District Court, Sydney Downing Centre yesterday where he was convicted of six charges.

He was refused bail and is awaiting sentencing in May.

McPhillamy appeared on charges of two counts of aggravated indecency – victim under 16 and under authority of offender, two counts of aggravated indecent assault – victim under the age of 16 years, and two counts of sexual intercourse – person 10 and under 16 – under authority – strictly indictable.

He was found guilty on all matters.

McPhillamy is one of 11 former priests charged as a result of the formation of Strike Force Belle in 2008.

The strike force was established to investigate allegations of a paedophile ring at St Stanislaus’ College and All Saints’ College in the 1970s and 1980s.

The strike force has laid more than 300 charges as a result of its investigations.

Detectives are continuing to investigate allegations and ask anyone with information to contact Strike Force Belle via Bathurst police on 6332 8699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

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Allan Keith Huggins had a dodgy CV and child sex conviction, but how did he get away with it for so long?

  • KAITLYN OFFER Court Reporter
  • PerthNow
  • February 15, 2015 12:00AM

HE HAD a child sex conviction and false tertiary education records, but that didn’t stop Allan Keith Huggins from joining the state’s mental health academic elite.

The 68-year-old was this week found guilty of 16 of 35 charges stemming from his time running the State Government’s Warminda school-to-work transition program in East Victoria Park in 1990 and 1991.

The Sunday Times has confirmed at least one qualification on Huggins’ CV is false and that he came to WA after losing a New South Wales university job over an affair with a 19-year-old male student.

This blot on his record, the dodgy CV and a subsequent conviction for indecently dealing with a 15-year-old boy didn’t hold Huggins back

He went on to become, in his own words, “one of the leading academics and advocates in the field of men’s health studies and men’s issues in Australia”, even getting appointed to a Federal Government advisory body.

EDUCATION

Huggins was born in England in 1947.

According to an online profile for his Men’s Gender Health practice in the mid-2000s, Huggins “holds an Advanced Diploma in Adolescent Development and Counselling from London University, a Masters Degree in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology from Manchester University and a Certificate in Teaching from the University of New England.”

The University of London has told The Sunday Times it has no record of a student named Allan Keith Huggins, Allan Huggins or Keith Huggins ever attending and receiving such a diploma.

Requests for confirmation of whether Huggins attended Manchester University were declined by a spokesman: “Due to UK data protection laws we are unable to confirm or deny whether someone is currently, or has ever been, a student at the University.”

The University of New England in Armidale, NSW, did not respond to questions.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Huggins moved from the UK to Australia, settling in NSW.

During the 1970s he worked as a director of the Pallister Young People’s Program at Greenwich Hospital on Sydney’s leafy North Shore.

There, he came into contact with teenager Anthony Nolan.

Mr Nolan was 15 in 1978 when he joined the program. The Catholic high school student had been labelled “developmentally delayed”, but then surprised his teachers by a very high score in an IQ test.

It was a time in his life that Mr Nolan has since described as confusing. He had gone from being a kid with learning difficulties to suddenly being labelled highly intelligent.

He would later be diagnosed as having ADHD, dyslexia and Asperger’s.

During his first counselling session with Huggins, the teenager lay on the floor and did relaxation exercises.

“He did inspect my genitalia,” Mr Nolan told Huggins’ trial in Perth.

He was told the inspection was for “deformities”. These inspections happened on a couple of occasions, Mr Nolan told the jury.

Huggins also told the teenager to masturbate to “use up energy” and control his hyperactivity.

Mr Nolan has also recalled how “it was always a running joke among the students at Pallister that the sign ‘therapist’ on Mr Huggins’ office door could be broken down to ‘the rapist’.”

Mr Nolan left Pallister House in 1979. That same year Huggins moved to northern NSW where he became the college master for the University of New England’s Earle Page residential college.

He also ran his own private clinic as well as working as a counsellor for O’Connor Catholic School and The Armidale School.

Huggins lost his university post in August 1988 after becoming sexually involved with a residential student.

Huggins, then 41, took the 19-year-old to Huggins’ family’s farmhouse where they drank alcohol and became intimate.

It is believed there may also be at least one underage counselling client who could have been a victim of abuse by Huggins about this time and NSW police have issued an arrest warrant for Huggins for charges of alleged child sex abuse.

A GOVERNMENT JOB AND A CONVICTION

Huggins, his then wife and three daughters moved to WA. He initially worked for the Parkerville Children’s Home and went on to set up his own private practice, the Perth Adolescent Service. In 1990, he was appointed to run Warminda for the Department of Community Services.

Warminda was a converted home in East Victoria Park that ran programs for troubled boys. These boys were often wards of the state, living in DCS hostels, and in and out of trouble with police. Some of them would land in the hands of other paedophiles. They were kids whom the system had all but given up on and Huggins was in charge of them.

In 1991, however, Huggins would be sacked from this job over child sex abuse.

On April 21, 1991, Huggins checked into a motel in Albany, 400km south of Perth, with a 15-year-old boy from Warminda on the pretext of finding him work on a fishing boat.

Huggins offered the boy a massage before starting to try to masturbate him. The teen ran out of the motel and flagged down a police car.

During the subsequent court case, Huggins told psychologists who assessed him that he had been attracted to adolescent boys for several years. He even told them that he had assaulted boys in his care “six to seven times” before.

In Albany District Court in August 1991, Huggins pleaded guilty to indecently dealing with the boy and was put on probation.

That same year, another Warminda victim, who was 13, and his aunt made a complaint to the WA Child Abuse Squad. The teen was interviewed by police, but nothing happened.

THE PROFESSOR

Two years later, he would start on his path to academic prominence in men’s mental health. Curtin University hired Huggins in 1993 to set up the Men’s Health and Teaching Research Unit in its School of Public Health.

He would later boast it was “the first men’s health teaching and research unit in an Australian university”.

Curtin would not comment to The Sunday Times on Huggins’ time at the university, other than to confirm he once worked there.

In 1995, Huggins was appointed to the Keating Government’s Men’s National Health Policy Development Committee by then Health Minister Carmen Lawrence.

The federal Department of Health said any reference to Huggins’ appointment would be in old departmental files.

“We could go back into the archives but I suspect they wouldn’t tell us anything because if the Department had known of the conviction he would not have been appointed,” a spokeswoman said. “Today, where the Department of Health was aware of anything in the background of an appointee to an advisory committee that was dubious, we would not make such an appointment.”

In 1996, Huggins set up the MensOwn Counselling Clinic out of a rented space at Hollywood Hospital, and over the next few years he set up a similar clinic in the Philippines.

By the end of the decade, Huggins was being named an Adjunct and Associate Professor visiting international universities and giving keynote speeches on mental health

There are at least three academic papers where he is an author or co-author, published in 1994, 1996 and 1998.

His profile continued to grow and he was hired by Edith Cowan University to set up the International Office for Men’s Health and Gender Studies.

An ECU spokesman said this week: “I’ve got no additional information on Mr Huggins other than to confirm he worked at ECU between 2000 and 2001.”

When he left ECU, he became director of another private practice, the Australia AsiaPacific Institute, and he continued to travel to Manila to run mental health workshops.

Then in 2009, Huggins was hired as a policy advocate for the WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH).

He described himself then as “one of the leading academics and advocates in the field of men’s health studies and men’s issues in Australia”.

A WAAMH spokeswoman said Huggins was employed between September 14, 2009, and November 12, 2010. To get the job, he was required to show experience, but did not need a specific academic qualification.

She said Huggins gave them a police clearance, which did not show the 1991 child sex conviction from Albany.

By the time he joined the WAAMH, Huggins had already been deregistered from the Australian Counselling Association.

PAST CATCHES UP

Anthony Nolan, the victim from the 1970s, had defied his abuse, rebuilt his life (working as a government intelligence analyst), and eventually became a public face of institutional child sex abuse.

In early 2008, with his wife, he was running a national campaign to encourage people to report sexual abuse, when he discovered that Huggins was still working as a counsellor in WA and in the Philippines.

Mr Nolan decided to lodge a complaint with the Australian Counselling Association.

He recounted the abuse from all those years ago in the Pallister program in Sydney. [Pallister House now acknowledges its abusive history and on the homepage of its website asks for those with such allegations to come forward.]

Subsequently, Huggins wrote an apology to Mr Nolan via the ACA in June 2008.

In the letter, Huggins said while he could not recollect Mr Nolan or the incident, “it is entirely possible that these allegations have substance”.

The ACA told The Sunday Times: “Allan Huggins was a registered ACA member up until February 2, 2009, as he was deregistered due to a series of complaints made against him.”

Also in 2009, the former student from Warminda, who with his aunt had complained to the WA Child Abuse Squad, put in a redress application for sexual abuse suffered at the hands of Huggins.

But it was then Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s announcement, three years later, of a royal commission into “vile and evil” child sexual abuse that signalled the beginning of the end for Huggins.

Anthony Nolan decided to contact the commission and provided all his documentation.

A few days before he was due to give evidence in early 2013, Mr Nolan was contacted by the WA Child Abuse Squad.

“Mr Huggins had been reported to the royal commission and WA Police by other persons. When they executed a search warrant they found my letter of complaint (to ACA),” Mr Nolan recalled.

So it was that Huggins was finally charged in 2013 over the assaults at Warminda more than 20 years ago. By that stage, investigators feared the extent of Huggins’ crimes could be so large that a national hotline was established to help find victims.

THE TRIAL

On January 27, Huggins went on trial in the Perth District Court on 49 charges of molesting seven teens, aged 13 to 16.

The jury heard from the troubled boys, who had now become troubled men. Many were on disability pensions, most had at least one mental illness.

They told the trial that Huggins would start by massaging them and then try to masturbate or penetrate them.

One boy said he was told by Huggins his trouble would “go away” if he gave the older man oral sex.

Huggins, who pleaded not guilty, said all of the allegations were made up – that they never happened.

He admitted to the abuse of Mr Nolan in Sydney and the other boy in 1991 in Albany, but said they were the only time he acted out his fantasies.

He blamed those assaults on him struggling to come to terms with the reality that he was a gay man and on his own abuse at the hands of teenage boys when he was aged between seven and 12.

But Huggins’ own diaries caught him out. He had kept all of his diaries for “a biographical memoir”, he told the jury.

In his diaries, he named students and his meetings with them. There was even a reference of “special time” written against two boys who were not a part of the trial.

Huggins even mentioned being confronted with “allegations” by a woman.

That woman, the aunt who went to the police, said she confronted Huggins when her nephew came to her distressed after an assault.

“He replied to me, ‘I always have boys accusing me of the same thing’,” she told the court.

Finally, on Friday afternoon, after three weeks of evidence and five-and-a-half hours of deliberation, a jury found Huggins guilty of abusing the boys.

He will be sentenced in June.

‘DECEITFUL MONSTER’ CLAIMS VINDICATED

A WOMAN who tried to alert police about child sex predator Allan Keith Huggins 25 years ago says she has finally been vindicated after a jury found him guilty of abusing vulnerable teenagers while in charge of a government-run program.

The 68-year-old had been on trial in the District Court and, on Friday, was found guilty of 16 charges of molesting seven teenage boys while working for the Department of Community Services’ Warminda program in 1990 and 1991. Mr Huggins also faces dozens of new abuse allegations in NSW.

In 1991 the woman, a close family friend considered an aunty of one of the abused WA boys, went to police after the distressed 13-year-old victim came to her home screaming about being digitally penetrated by Huggins in his office.

She told police and confronted Huggins about it. Police records showed officers interviewed the boy, but nothing happened after that.

The retired registered nurse said the victims who testified had shown courage and described Huggins as an “evil, deceitful monster” who hid behind his academic status to dodge complaints of abuse.

But at least one of those qualifications was made up.

In profiles for his own clinics and university positions in WA, Huggins claimed to have an Advanced Diploma in Adolescent Development and Counselling from London University.

The institution told The Sunday Times it has no record of him.

Even a 1991 conviction for indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy in Albany, which ended his employment with DoCS, did not stop him from being employed by Curtin University to set up the Men’s Health and Teaching Research Unit two years later.

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