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http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/former-manly-sea-eagle-peter-cullum-sentenced-to-two-years-jail-on-rape-charge/story-fngr8hax-1226993595354

Former Manly Sea Eagle Peter Cullum sentenced 

to two years’ jail on rape charge 

  • Steven Deare 
  • Manly Daily 
  • July 18, 201412:27PM

FORMER Manly Sea Eagle Peter Cullum has been sentenced to two years’ jail, with 12 months 

non-parole, for the rape of a 17-year-old girl. 

Judge Robert Toner yesterday told Downing Centre Court he was moved by the victim impact statement but

also found Mr Cullum’s offence at the lower end of the spectrum for sexual intercourse without consent.

The offence carries a maximum penalty of 14 years’ jail.

A jury in March convicted the 53-year-old former Freshwater SLSC trainer of one count of sexual intercourse

without consent. Mr Cullum was also found not guilty on five other counts – two counts of aggravated sex

assault on a victim under the age of 16 years, sexual intercourse without consent, and two counts of sexual

intercourse with a person between 14 and 16 years.

Judge Toner said Mr Cullum’s actions were “opportunistic, spur of the moment and involved no planning”.

The judge also believed Mr Cullum was remorseful. He read a transcript of a 2013 phone call between the

offender and victim, recorded without the former’s knowledge.

In the call, Mr Cullum said: “I think about it quite a bit. Did I overstep the mark with someone that trusted

me.

“It was all me, because I’ve affected you.”

The girl’s victim impact statement, read at a previous hearing, told how she experienced many months of

feeling tired, frustrated, angry and betrayed.

She said she felt her insides were ripped out by the attack, and lost interest in surf life saving.

Mr Cullum played 35 first-grade games for Manly during the 1980s.

 

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Comments
  1. Paul Rice says:

    PARENTS AND CHILD PROTECTORS PLEASE BEWARE!!

    This Convicted Paedophile I am informed has now been released from Jail and is again roaming free….

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