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Alexander ‘Sandy’ John Black

Posted: February 15, 2019 by Serendipity in Photo, Victoria
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-06/geelong-doctor-avoids-jail-over-child-abuse-material/5434524

High-profile Geelong doctor Alexander Black avoids jail over child abuse material

Updated

The former head of cardiology at Geelong Hospital has avoided jail after pleading guilty to possessing more than 100 child exploitation files.

Police found Alexander Black, 59, in possession of 45 images and 67 videos depicting child exploitation in December 2013, after a visitor to the hospital’s birthing unit found a USB on the floor containing the illegal images.

Black resigned from his position and last month he pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing child exploitation material.

In sentencing, Magistrate Michael Coghlan said it was appropriate that Black avoids prison because of his low risk of reoffending, his age, his early guilty plea and his ongoing psychiatric treatment.

He said the high-profile doctor’s “fall from grace” was significant.

The court heard Black was sexually abused when he was 10 or 11-years-old and he gave evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse in November 2013.

A psychologist told the court Black identified with the children in the illegal images.

Magistrate Coghlan said Black should have understood the gravity of his crimes.

“Surely he must have appreciated the persons depicted in the child exploitation material were also victims, just as he was as a young boy,” he said.

Black will have a conviction recorded, he will participate in a community corrections program and he will have to report to police for 15 years.

Magistrate Coghlan also ordered Black pay $20,000 to a sex abuse prevention program that works with high school students in the Geelong region.

“In my view that would assist the local community and ensure young people can avoid the risk of being victims of sexual abuse themselves,” he said.

Black’s lawyer Rob Stary told the court his client still has a lot to offer if he can return to work.

“This is a man who’s made a substantial contribution to the community,” he said.

The court heard the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency has heard about the charges and will continue to review the case.

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Anthony Paul Wood

Posted: January 29, 2019 by Serendipity in Victoria
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Age:   63  ( 2018 )

Location:   Wodonga  VIC

Offence:    Pleaded guilty to a charge of knowingly possessing child abuse material and failing to answer bail.

Sentence:  Sentenced to maximum 18-month jail term.

Other:   More than 600,000 images of child abuse material were found by a computer repair business when Wood put his laptop in to be fixed.

 

 

 


 

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Location:  WA

Offence:    Convicted for the indecent assault and sexual penetration of a child under the age of 13

Sentence:  Sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment.

Other:   Kooistra appealed his conviction & lost.  Read more here.

 

 

 

 


 

Age:   Al Maialy  25,  Shgahy 24  ( 2018 )

Location:  Kings Park,  Perth,  WA

Offence:  Both found guilty of aggravated sexual penetration without consent

Sentence:  Sentenced to 5 years jail. Shgahy’s sentence was backdated to September 2015 & is already eligible for parole. Al Maialy will become eligible for parole in August 2020.

Other:  In 2015,  Al Maialy & Shgahy approached the victim outside a pub in Northbridge. They then drove to Kings Park and each raped her in the backseat of the car.  They were sentenced to five years in jail after a trial in 2016 but the WA Court of Appeal quashed their convictions & ordered a retrial.

 

 


 

Age:   

Location:   Cairns , QLD

Offence:    Guilty of three counts of rape ( November 2015 )

Sentence:  Sentenced to 16 years jail

Other:    Little wore a balaclava, sunglasses, black hoodie and black tracksuit pants when he forced his way into the woman’s motel room, bound, gagged & then raped her multiple times. Little’s criminal history includes sexual assaults against three woman while wearing a balaclava in the 1990s.
 

 

 

 


 

Age:  77  ( 2018 )

Location:   North East primary schools, Primary schools in the Ballarat region,  Victoria

Offence:    101 charges were against Reynolds. He plead guilty to 41 charges in the Wodonga Magistrates Court, with the remaining charges being dropped.

Sentence:  TBA

Other:   Has previous convictions.  See below.

 

 


 

 

Age:  49  ( 2016 )

Location:   Gateshead, Newcastle, NSW

Offence:   Pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated assault and acts of indecency, and five counts of homosexual intercourse with a boy aged between 10 and 18

Sentence:   Sentenced to a jail term of 18 months.  He was released on parole on September 1, 2017 & will be supervised by probation and parole for a further 18 months.

Other:   The assaults took place at church youth group camps, at the boys’ home, in Brown’s car while he drove the boy home from Boys Brigade meetings.