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Australia wants to deport Maltese ‘sex predator’

Maltese sex offender has visa cancelled • Australia liaising with Maltese authorities ‘to progress his removal’

Matthew Vella
31 July 2014, 1:38pm
Victims of a convicted sex offender in Australia – Ivan Abela – are asking that he is deported back to Malta after his visa was cancelled as a result of his offences.

Abela was the subject of a Channel 9 News investigation, which claimed that he had unsupervised access to children during his detention in Maribyrnong facility.

He is currently in detention for breaching parole conditions after spending over five years in jail for raping his partner and her 12-year-old daughter back in 2003.

Abela was found guilty of rape and two counts of attempted incest. He served five years and nine months, but on his release he moved in with a single mother, and breached parole conditions not to have contact with children.

He was remanded in detention at the Maribyrnong facility.

In a statement from the minister of immigration, the Australian government said it was trying to remove Abela from the country.

The minister takes very seriously the government’s role in protecting the Australian community from unacceptable risk of harm from criminal or other serious conduct by non-citizens.

“This person’s visa was cancelled as a result of his offences, and he will be removed from the country as soon as possible.”

The immigration ministry said it was liaising with the Maltese authorities “to progress his removal from Australia.”

“Placement decisions are made based on individual circumstances and operational considerations. The safety and welfare of all detainees – and the good order of facilities – is the priority.”

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‘Loud fence’ honours victims as parole date nears for Park Orchards paedophile Barry Watson

February 25, 2016 12:20pm

The “loud fence” at Domeney Reserve, Park Orchards, pays tribute to the victims of paedophile Barry Watson.

ROWS of brightly coloured ribbons have been tied to a fence in a Park Orchards reserve to mark the horrors inflicted by paedophile Barry Watson, as his parole date nears.

The ribbons, a tribute to Watson’s victims, make-up what is known as a “loud fence” at Domeney Reserve, the exact site where the former Park Orchards youth leader molested young boys in the 1960s and ’70s.

The ribbons were tied to the fence by a woman in support of the victims, as part of the “loud fence” social media movement which encourages people to report abuse.

Watson, who was jailed in December 2013, will be eligible for parole in coming months.

The now 75-year-old abused boys aged between nine and 13 while he was a youth leader for the Church of England Boys Society (CEBS) in Park Orchards.

Court documents show Watson would often order boys to strip naked before molesting them.

Watson would often isolate boys at the society’s hall in Domeney Reserve or his own Park Orchards home before abusing them.

In several instances, Watson, who claimed he himself was sexually abused as a child, would fondle his victims’ genitalia and claim he was checking for diseases.

Watson also abused boys, sometimes in large groups at the same time, during CEBS camps in Warrandyte and Frankston and while driving through Olinda and Healesville for work.

During one incident, Watson, according to court documents, took photographs of a naked boy and told the victim he had friends who would want to look at the photos.

Watson’s victims are now middle-aged men. They will be allowed to address the Parole Board to either support or oppose his early release.

In impact statements to the Melbourne County Court, his victims reported multiple suicide attempts, drug and alcohol abuse, failed marriages and emotional scars.

One victim said he found it difficult to attend his daughter’s sporting events at Domeney Reserve where he was abused.

In December 2013, County Court Judge Rachelle Lewitan sentenced Watson to four years imprisonment with a non-parole period of two and a half years.

A spokesman for the Adult Parole Board said the question of Watson’s parole had not yet been determined.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard this month that a ring of paedophiles abused children throughout Australia during their time as adult leaders in the Church of England Boys Society.

However, the commission did not investigate this abuse in Victoria, where Watson was active.

If you have any more information about the case email thomas.obyrne@news.com.au

 

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Child sexual abuse victims angry over perpetrator’s jail term

  • Adam Cooper

Victims of a man who sexually assaulted 11 boys more than three decades ago when he was a community leader are angry at what they consider a light jail term.

Barry Francis Watson, 73, will serve a minimum of 2 1/2 years in prison for abusing boys in his care as young as seven when he was a leader in the Anglican Church’s youth group, CEBS, between 1969 and 1979.

Watson was found guilty in October of 12 charges of indecent assault on a boy aged under 16. He then pleaded guilty to another six charges.

On Thursday County Court Judge Rachelle Lewitan imposed a maximum jail term of four years but the sentence has upset some of Watson’s victims.

One called out to Watson as he was led from the dock, and outside court, he and others spoke of their disappointment to prosecutors.

Watson was trusted by the community to let boys stay at his home and at camps, or to ride with him in his delivery van when he worked for a bread company.

The court heard he took advantage of his victims by assaulting them while they were bathing, seated next to him in his van and at CEBS camps and activities.

At a camp he had a group of boys undress and stand in a circle. He then went around the group inappropriately touching each boy, the court was told.

Judge Lewitan said Watson’s victims had all spoken of the impact his offending had on them.

She said many were distrusting of others and had relationship problems. One man said in a victim impact statement that he had had trouble bathing his children and changing their nappies.

One man spoke of problems with alcohol, drugs and anger, and another said he had immense psychological problems, including attempted suicide and a fear of bread aisles in supermarkets because they reminded him of Watson.

Judge Lewitan said Watson had abused the trust of people who respected him and considered him a mentor to young boys he was supposed to be caring for.

“The facts in these cases are extremely serious and disturbing and involve a gross breach of trust of 11 children – who were at the time between seven and 13 years of age – and their parents,” she said.

She said Watson had never shown remorse for his offending and some of his victims had been subjected to “vigorous cross-examination” during his trial.

Watson was found not guilty of one charge and three others were discharged.

The court heard that Watson had been sexually abused at an Anglican boarding school in Dubbo.

In 1987 he pleaded guilty to similar charges in Melbourne Magistrates Court but the jail term was wholly suspended.

Watson, a father and grandfather, showed no emotion when his sentence was handed down. He has already served 53 days in custody.

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Supervision for ‘chronic’ NSW sex offender

  • AAP
  • March 07, 2013 6:00PM

A 69-YEAR-OLD Sydney man who has a “chronic tendency” to sexually abuse girls has been placed under an extended supervision order after a Supreme Court judge found he continued to show no insight into his offending.

Robert Stanley Steadman, also known as Robert Stanley Stanton, was placed under the three-year order pursuant to the Crimes (Serious Sex Offenders) Act by the Supreme Court on Thursday.

In his written judgment, Justice Richard Button said the order would be a “significant erosion” of the 69-year-old’s liberty.

However, the court found it was necessary because Steadman had “no, or virtually no, insight into his long-standing proclivity to commit sexual crimes against young girls”.

The court heard that in 1958 – at just 14 years of age – Steadman was found guilty of indecently assaulting a six-year-old girl and committed to an institution.

In 1993, he was convicted of aggravated sexual intercourse without consent with a girl aged 11.

Then in 2009, Steadman pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent assault and two counts of indecent assault of three girls – two aged nine and one aged 10.

Since being released in December 2012, Steadman has been subject to interim orders and has been living in a halfway house for released prisoners at Malabar in Sydney’s southeast.

While Justice Button said Steadman had not breached his parole or any Child Protection Order since being released, he remained at moderate to high risk of re-offending.

“I am satisfied that the defendant has a chronic tendency to commit sexual offences against female children that has existed for well over 50 years.”

Although Steadman sought treatment to “claimed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), said to have arisen from his involvement in the (Granville) train disaster,” he has refused treatment with regard to his proclivity towards girls.

“In short, there is a complete and longstanding lack of insight into the issue, and an entrenched refusal to seek to deal with it,” Justice Button said.

“The defendant has no friends or family … He has no contact with his three former wives, and his surviving sister wishes to have nothing to do with him.”

The order is set to expire on March 7, 2016.

 

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