Christopher Edmondson

Posted: September 7, 2015 by Serendipity in Queensland, Victoria
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Justice 40 years on for abused Vic Scout

Rick Goodman

AAP / 2 hours ago

For child abuse victim Paul, the big clunking machine that is the Victorian justice system has finally clunked his way, 40 years after a Scout leader molested him.

Paul, whose surname hasn’t been used for legal reasons, was about 10 when indecently assaulted by Chris Edmonson in Melbourne in the mid-1970s.

Edmonson grabbed the boy’s groin after telling him he would get a Scout badge if he turned around and closed his eyes.

Paul, now 53, first complained to police in 1997 but little came of it as there wasn’t enough evidence, he said.

But his case gained traction after he spoke to the Child Abuse Royal Commission about four years ago.

It all culminated in Edmonson, 62, being jailed on Wednesday after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting Paul and two other Scouts.

Paul says he feels exhausted, but relieved and grateful.

“My wife is hanging on by her fingernails. My friends have been put through the ringer. I’m completely tapped out,” he said.

“But we got there.”

He said the path to justice had been brutal but it was one he had to tread, because he was “haunted” by what had happened.

“It’s like a huge, clunking, scary, giant machine, but it actually clunked in my direction this time,” Paul said of the justice system.

“And this has now given me the passport to live the rest of my life.”

Paul gave evidence at a private hearing of the Child Abuse Royal Commission of which he was full of praise.

“I felt so listened to and looked after,” Paul said.

“I’m not a really political person but … that’s about the best thing any government has done for me.”

He painfully gave evidence at two failed trials for Edmonson, one of which was scuttled when a juror fell asleep.

Edmonson, a convicted pedophile, pleaded guilty after two other people joined the case, claiming to have been molested.

He was already in jail for abusing children in Queensland and Victoria but had six months added to his term for indecently assaulting the three boy Scouts.

“You were in a position of trust in relation to those young boys,” County Court Judge Richard Smith said in sentencing.

“They were young and no doubt looked up to you.”

Edmonson will be eligible for parole in May 2019.



Edmondson has pleaded guilty to two charges of indecent assault & has had four months added to his existing jail sentence.

Former Scout leader who ‘abused trust’ 

sentenced to six years’ jail for child sexual abuse

Posted 3 Feb 2015, 4:46pm

A former Scout leader has been sentenced to six years’ jail after pleading guilty to sexually abusing children

in the late 1970s and 80s.

Christopher Edmondson, 59, admitted abusing four siblings, their cousin and his step-daughter on multiple

occasions between 1979 and 1987 when he was an assistant Scout leader at Warrandyte.

The Victorian County Court was told that Edmondson befriended one boy and was welcomed into the family

home, where he was trusted to babysit the children and stay the night.

The victims were aged between seven and 15 years old.

In sentencing, Judge Bill Stuart told Edmondson “it was a frightening aspect that you sexually abused all four

siblings, both male and female”.

“You were a grown man. You were trusted. Time and time again you abused that trust,” he said.

Edmondson has also served six years in jail in Queensland for sexually abusing another three boys and has

undergone several sexual offenders programs.

Judge Stuart said he “accepted with some hesitation” that Edmondson was remorseful and at low risk of


He sentenced him to six years and one month in prison and noted that he “had a terrible time” in prison

in Queensland.


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  1. Who cares if he had a terrible time in prison? In the words of the prophet, “tough shit”. The effect of abuse on children by an adult has far reaching and tragic consequences in later life. Loss of self esteem, unjustified feelings of guilt, alcoholism, despair, loss of faith. Inability to maintain healthy relationships. I heard a victim of so called priest Gerard Ridsdale interviewed on ABC after the Royal Commission (repeatedly buggered by Ridsdale as a child). He said of 55 pupils in grade 5 St Alpius, 12 committed suicide in later life. We are not discussing consenting adults here. It is manipulation and rape.

  2. Anonymous says:

    He had a terrible time in prison? How horrible for him.

    Meanwhile I’m still here working through the issues this man has caused. Chris, you were released far too soon. You should have been left to rot in solitary confinement for the rest of your miserable life.

    I don’t even know why I looked this up tonight. I wonder how different my life would have been had he not been around.

    Fuck you, Chris.
    A victim

  3. annoymous says:

    he say he is remorseful its a lie i am one o his victims he he refuses to admit what he did to me and lied about it and to say he is sorry is a lie he works and plays the legal system he should be locked up for life i hope he dies in jail he is a repeat offended and he never stop

    • Anonymous says:

      This guy stayed with our family and lied about his reason in jail. I feel ill at the thought my nephew and niece were around him. For some reason i decided to type his name up and i lost it. I need to know more information about him and what he did. Yes he was good with the legal system and knew how to manipulate the family. Im disgusted and ashamed that we got to know him.

      • annoymous says:

        i can help u out with the information u need about this if there is a way we can swap detail i tell u what this animal low life peice of shit did his crimes and victims maybe alot more than we know if u can give me a email address to contact u i tell u everything about this fucking low scumbag

      • Bridget says:

        Anyone needing information, if you are one of his victims seeking others for support or if you are just worried if you have had contact with this offender and need more information, please contact me. I am happy to discuss.

  4. Ian says:

    Ex VK3CE/ VK4AA amateur radio hobbyist, Chris Edmondson, Publisher and Editor, Radiomag magazine, formally of Eagle Heights, Queensland 4271? same guy?

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