Robert Stanley Steadman aka Stanton

Posted: March 6, 2016 by Serendipity in NSW
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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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  1. Trudie lindsay says:

    And this goes to show everything I have said is true is true facts there is no such thing as recovery protect our children and people living in our communities life is life no bail no walking free or GPS tracking devices are not accurate known fact and aged care mental health facilities are certainly the wrong way to go if you cannot keep them in prison and throw away the key isn’t about time the justice system and the government build shocked facility in the middle of nowhere so no more harm can come to our woman and children after all the victims are the ones these pedophile hurt they deserve nothing in my eyes

  2. Yuckfoo says:

    Why in gods name isn’t this sadistic, evil animal not in Gaol?

  3. I have a wonderful idea: how about instead of research facilities testing drugs and product ingredients on innocent animals, they test them on these vial excuses for human beings? It makes perfect sense even to non-vegans, am I right?

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