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http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/56247/woman-disgusted-by-noreuil-sex-act/

Woman ‘disgusted’ by Noreuil sex act

11 Jan 2011, 9:04 p.m.

A FORMER South Australian man who masturbated while a young woman was sunbathing just a short distance away at Albury’s Noreuil Park last year faces sentence in March on two charges.

Allen Brian Edwards appeared in Albury Local Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to disqualified driving and committing an act of indecency with a person over 16 years.

Magistrate Gordon Lerve said Edwards, 40, of Prune Street, Lavington, had been jailed previously for disqualified driving and a bond would possibly be imposed for the other matter.

But Mr Lerve said it was appropriate to get a pre-sentence report and adjourned sentencing until March 8.

The court was told the victim drove to Noreuil Park about 4.10pm on October 27 to picnic with friends and went to the south-western corner.

She set up a rug, had bathers under her clothing and took her T-shirt off.

Edwards arrived in a Ford sedan about 10 minutes later, got a cushion and rug from his back seat and went to the edge of the river about 15 metres from the woman.

He set up under a tree, next to shrubs and laid on his side facing the woman.

He put his hands down his pants and began masturbating while staring at her.

She contacted friends with a text message, did not say what was happening, but asked how long it would be before they arrived.

When she looked back, Edwards was on his back masturbating with his shorts around his knees.

He pulled his shorts up, but was still watching her and she felt uncomfortable so texted a male friend, who said he would be there in 10 minutes.

When he arrived, he parked next to Edwards’ vehicle and got the registration number on a piece of paper which he gave to the woman.

The woman looked back, Edwards had his penis out the top of his pants and she said: “Get your hands out of your pants. It is disgusting and dirty”.

Edwards stopped, the woman put her T-shirt back on and another male friend arrived.

The registration of his vehicle was checked again when he drove off about 5.20pm.

The woman attended the police station the following day and made a statement.

Police went to his residence on October 29 and he denied masturbating, but an orange pillow and blanket described by the woman were found in his car and Edwards declined to take part in an identification parade.

 

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Wayne John O’Dowd

 

Age:  60  (2016)

Location:  Queanbeyan, NSW  /  Smithfield Plains, SA

Offence:  One count of indecent assault & one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a person under the age  of   12 years.  Acquitted of three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with respect to a second complainant.

Sentence:  Seven years & six moths imprisonment with a non-parole period of three years, 11 months & 27 days.

Other:  The trial judge stated that the acquittal of the three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse reflected the fact that the prosecution had fallen short of proving them according to the high standard of proof required.

In 1986, O’Dowd was convicted of two count of unlawful sexual intercourse & two counts of gross indecency with respect to the step-children of a subsequent relationship.  He was sentenced in the Supreme Court in May 1987 to imprisonment of four years & six months, with a non-parole period of two years & six months.

At the SA Anti-social and Criminal Behaviour inquiry in 2013, O”Dowd recommended reviewing money spent on prison courses so more can be used to re-educate prisons with basic skills such as welding & leather work.

Now believed to be living in Adelaide.

 

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http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/08/07/13/22/former-families-sa-childcare-worker-jailed-over-child-sex-abuse

1:22pm August 7, 2015

Former Families SA childcare worker to spend at least 28 years behind bars over ‘depraved and sickening’ child sex abuse

A former Families SA childcare worker who admitted to multiple child sex and child pornography offences has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Family and supporters of Shannon Grant McCoole’s victims applauded in the South Australian District Court today as he was sentenced.

McCoole, 33, pleaded guilty in February to multiple child sex offences committed over a three-year period from mid-2011 against seven young boys and girls under his care.

He will serve at least 28 years behind bars.

In sentencing McCoole, the Judge Paul Rice said the accused appeared to lack a “moral compass”.

“Some people may describe your crimes as sick, but I prefer evil,” Mr Rice said.

“What is plain is that the impact on these children is not in the past.

“It is immediate and ongoing and continually unfolding as they grow up.”

McCoole was entitled to a 40 percent discount on his sentence due to his guilty plea, but this was reduced to 30 percent in sentencing.

“The extent of you offending is depraved and sickening in the extreme,” Mr Rice told McCoole.

“Only limited weight should be given to your prior good character.

“You had plenty of opportunity to stop.

“To reduce your sentence by the whole 40 percent would be so disproportionate to your offending, it would shock the public conscience.”

The court heard today around 52,000 images and a website made up much of the case against McCoole.

On the site, frequented by at least 1000 pedophiles around the world, McCoole issued “pep talks” on abusing children to his followers.

He listed his occupation as “sex instructor” and his interests as “sex, sex, sex, a bit more sex”.

 

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2009-08-06/man-jailed-for-sex-abuse-of-young-girls/1381062

Man jailed for sex abuse of young girls

Updated 6 Aug 2009, 8:24pm

A man who trained with the hope of becoming a professional basketballer has been jailed for at least four years in Adelaide for sexually abusing two young girls he met at a basketball stadium.

The District Court heard Adrian Daniel Wallace, 31, became depressed after his dreams to play in the NBL were shattered by a knee injury.

About the same time in 2002 he met a 11-year-old girl at a Wayville basketball stadium.

Later, he also started sexually abusing the girl’s friend.

The court heard the abuse most often happened in secluded places, behind park toilet blocks and on filthy mattresses under bridges.

Judge Wayne Chivell said it was especially disgraceful that Wallace once invited one of his mates to join in.

Wallace did not look at the public gallery during his sentencing.

He will serve at least four years of his eight-year jail sentence.

A child support group known as ‘bikers united against child abuse’ packed the courtroom to hear the sentencing.

The group was contacted by one of the victim’s families and had travelled from interstate to lend support.

 

 

 

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http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/remorseless-rapist-threatened-women-with-cattle-prod-during-home-invasions-in-adelaides-northern-suburbs/story-fni6uo1m-1227198032884

Remorseless rapist threatened women with cattle prod during home invasions in Adelaide’s northern suburbs

  • Court Reporter Ken McGregor
  • The Advertiser
  • January 27, 2015 11:06AM

A “REMORSELESS” rapist who threatened women with a cattle prod during violent home invasions has been jailed for ten years.

Andrew Phillip Lindsay, 31, of Burton, had been found guilty of two counts of rape, robbery, assault, and one count each of serious criminal trespass and theft.

In sentencing today, District Court Judge Steven Millsteed said Lindsay had used a cattle prod to intimidate a mother before raping her while her 8-year-old daughter slept during a terrifying home invasion at Davoren Park in October 2012.

“You engaged in brazen home invasions. You and your accomplices terrorised the victims with weapons, including a cattle prod and stole property,” he said.

He said Lindsay had also used the cattle prod to commit another home invasion where he had kicked in the front door of a Smithfield house where a mother lived with her 11-year-old son.

“In both cases (the victims) were at home alone with their young children. They must have been desperately frightened for their children.

“Your conduct was grave, cowardly and despicable.”

Judge Millsteed said Lindsay had not shown a “drop of remorse or contrition” since DNA evidence pinned him as the culprit.

“Offences of this type are not only an outrage to the victims but also to the community in general.”

He sentenced Lindsay to ten years jail with a non-parole period of six years and six months.

 

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In 2010, Andrews was the Australian Democrats candidate in the seat of Sturt, SA. He withdrew from the federal election after admitting to a Channel 7 news reporter that he had been convicted of trying to procure a child for sex over the internet.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/29/2611776.htm

Bond imposed over internet sex bid

Posted Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:17pm AEST

A disabled man who tried to arrange sexual contact with teenage boys on the internet has been given a good behaviour bond.

Darren James Andrews, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of communicating to make a child amenable to sexual activity.

The District Court in Adelaide heard he advertised on a dating website, clearly seeking meetings with boys for sexual purposes.

He arranged two meetings – one with a boy, 15, and the other with a police officer posing as a boy, but did not turn up to either.

The court heard Andrews suffers from a physical disability and learning disabilities and lives with his mother.

The judge suspended his six-month non-parole term and put him on a three-year good behaviour bond.

 

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https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/25518442/adelaide-online-predator-jailed/

Adelaide online predator jailed

AAP

November 14, 2014, 4:25 pm

An Adelaide man who groomed a 14-year-old girl for a sexual relationship through an online game has been jailed.

Roy Jonas drove from his home in Adelaide to Melbourne to meet the girl after exchanging intimate details with her online.

The pair engaged in sexual acts in the 41-year-old’s car and in a hotel room during the trip in May 2013.

The pair maintained their sexual relationship for two months, the Victorian County Court heard.

Judge Mark Dean said Jonas took advantage of the girl’s troubled past to strike up a sexual relationship with her.

“You were significantly older than her, and were aware that she was vulnerable and confused,” he told Jonas on Friday.

“You were also aware that she had a disrupted home life and did not have the support of her parents.”

Jonas pleaded guilty to committing an indecent act with a child under 16 and two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 16.

Judge Dean sentenced him to three-and-a-half years in prison, of which he must serve two years before becoming eligible for parole.

 

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