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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2009-03-10/knife-rapist-jailed-until-2014/1614278

Knife rapist jailed until 2014

Updated 10 Mar 2009, 12:35pm

An Adelaide court has heard that a rapist subjected two Riverland women to a terrifying and horrific ordeal.

Trevor William Wilson, 27, had pleaded guilty to serious criminal trespass and rape.

District Court judge Steven Millsteed said Wilson broke into the women’s house at Berri in December 2005 and raped them at knifepoint.

Judge Millsteed sentenced Wilson to 10 years in jail, backdated to February last year.

He will be eligible for parole in 2014.

 

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http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4765353/ill-do-it-again-court-extends-supervision-order-for-dangerous-wollongong-child-sex-offender/

Community supervision order extended for convicted child sex offender Aaron David Vincent

Shannon Tonkin
2 Jul 2017, 3:34 p.m.

A convicted child sexual predator who told a psychologist he planned to prey on children again as soon as he was released from jail will have his every move monitored by Corrective Services for the next five years.

NSW Supreme Court judge Justice Ian Harrison on Friday ordered Wollongong man Aaron David Vincent be subject to a five-year extended supervision order after finding he had a “chronic and permanent” attraction to children that made the chance of him committing further serious sex offences “inevitable”.

Under the order, Vincent will have to adhere to 55 conditions including wearing an ankle monitor, providing a weekly schedule of movements, not attend places where children congregate and undergoing drug and alcohol testing.

He will also have his social media use monitored and he’s been banned from changing his name or appearance without consent from his supervising officer.

Vincent’s history of inappropriate sexual behaviour and comments stems back to the mid-2000s when he told a woman he was talking to online that he had sexually assaulted female relatives. He later told investigating police it was “just a joke”.

However, Vincent’s behaviour escalated from there: in 2009 told a woman he’d contacted in an internet chat room that he had abused girls as young as two years old, while in 2011 he was convicted of possessing child pornography.

He was sentenced to short jail terms on both occasions.

His most serious offence to date occurred in March 2014 when he had sex with an underage girl in his Wollongong apartment.

Judge Paul Conlon jailed Vincent 15 months but he was released on parole after 10 months. He has since committed further crimes, including violating orders banning him from being near children.

He is currently behind bars after being arrested on May 29 for further contraventions of court orders.

Justice Harrison said Vincent’s criminal history showed a “pattern of offending”, however he also expressed considerable concern about what Vincent himself had told psychologists and telephone help lines about his intentions towards children when released.

The court heard Vincent had contacted help lines in the past and falsely “disclosed” sexual offences he’d committed against children. On each occasion he would masturbate while making the disclosures.

Vincent also told psychologists he was “unable to change his behaviour” and would act on his urges, telling one doctor “I don’t know what I would do if I was left alone in a room with [female] children”.

Justice Harrison acknowledged that Vincent was willing to try anti-libido medicine but said the outlook for any sort of recovery was bleak.

“I am unable presently to foresee a time when the risk that Mr Vincent will commit a further serious sex offence will not be present,” he said.

“I can’t ignore the fact that Mr Vincent has acknowledged himself that there is a real risk if he is left alone with a female child.

“I consider that Mr Vincent’s risk risk can be managed but it can never be eradicated.”

Extended supervision order conditions for Aaron Vincent:

*Electronic monitoring

*Weekly schedule of movements (not to be changed with supervising officer’s permission)

*Live at an approved address and abide by nighttime curfew

*No visitors or overnight guests without prior approval from Corrective Services

*Banned from attending cinemas, schools, theme parks, concerts, sport playing fields, pools, caravan parks or anywhere else children congregate

*Banned from adult shops where sexually explicit material or entertainment is sold

*No job, volunteer work or educational course without prior approval

*Regular random drug and alcohol testing

*No contact with anyone under 18 unless approved by supervising officer

*Inform supervising officer if any any intimate relationship begins

*Provide a list of all internet accounts and devices used to access them

*Consent to body searches

*Not to change name or appearance without approval from supervising officer

*Surrender any travel documents including passport

*Attend all rehabilitation programs and courses directed by supervising officer

*Non-association with people consuming or under the influence of illegal drugs

 

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/2908033/gong-child-sex-offender-likely-to-be-freed/

Wollongong child sex offender Aaron David Vincent likely to be freed

By MICHELLE WEBSTER

Feb. 25, 2015, 9 p.m.

A convicted child sex offender who confessed to having sex with an under-age girl in his Wollongong apartment will be eligible for release from jail later this week.

Aaron David Vincent, 28, pleaded guilty in Port Kembla Local Court last year to one count of having sex with a child aged 14 to 16 years, stemming from a sexual encounter he had with a 15-year-old girl in March 2014.

During sentencing procedures in Sutherland District Court on Wednesday, the court heard Vincent and the girl had agreed to “hang out” during the weekend of March 24 and at one point went to his Victoria Street unit.

They began kissing and had consensual sex.

The following day, Vincent detailed the sexual encounter to a Lifeline counsellor via an internet chat forum, and the matter was referred to police.

Although the victim initially refused to assist with the investigation, she eventually provided a statement to police at the end of April, leading to Vincent’s arrest.

Vincent pleaded guilty in Port Kembla Local Court last November to a charge of under-age sex.

The court also heard Vincent had been placed on the child protection register after he was caught with child pornography in South Australia in 2011.

In sentencing Vincent on Wednesday, Judge Paul Conlon said the offending was at the lower end of the scale and he had shown contrition for his actions.

“The way in which he has disclosed his offending conduct is an indication of the guilt he felt for his conduct,” he told the court.

He was sentenced to a non-parole period of 10 months and with time served will be eligible for release on February 28. Judge Conlon imposed an additional five-month supervised parole period.

 

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http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/03/02/14/22/sa-pedophile-s-internet-use-restricted

4:10pm March 2, 2017

SA pedophile’s internet use restricted

By AAP

The internet is now so integral to people’s daily lives that a convicted pedophile should be allowed to go online, a South Australian Supreme Court judge has ruled.

However, 39-year-old Darren Graetz has been banned from using the internet to talk to “vulnerable women” with children even though he has served his prison sentence.

Graetz was jailed for indecently assaulting a 12-year-old intellectually disabled boy in 2014 and upon his release last year, the state attorney-general applied for an extended supervision order.

This order was made on Thursday with conditions restricting his internet use, making him wear an electronic monitoring device for three years, and prohibiting all contact with children under the age of 13.

The attorney-general wanted to ban Graetz from using the internet entirely but the judge did not accept this, saying the web was a “necessity to operating in the contemporary world”.

“It seems to be a fact of contemporary life,” Justice Stanley said on Thursday.

“So many things require access to the internet. All sorts of institutions discourage you from contacting them not on the internet, like banks and Centrelink.

“A complete blanket ban strikes me as too draconian an interference to the liberty of the individual.”

The attorney-general’s lawyer then sought to at least ban Graetz from looking at all pictures of children online but defence lawyer Helen Luu argued this was too broad.

“It doesn’t address the situation where Mr Graetz might be viewing an online catalogue for Woolworths and there’s a picture of a young child,” Ms Luu said.

The judge agreed, rejecting this condition, but he did restrict Graetz from using the internet to form relationships with “vulnerable” single mothers.

Ms Luu argued that Graetz should be allowed pursue relationships with women and that those around his age were likely to have young children and might be lonely.

But the court heard Graetz had been chatting online to mothers of young children since his release from prison, which the judge found “disturbing”.

Graetz was jailed for one year and 10 months for the 2014 indecent assault and was previously convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with a two-year-old girl in 1999.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-19/sex-offender-darren-graetz-supervision-conditions-in-court/7859390

Sex offender’s extended supervision conditions might be decided after leaving SA prison

By Rebecca Opie

Posted 19 Sep 2016, 7:09pm

A Whyalla man jailed for indecently assaulting a young intellectually disabled boy has a high risk of reoffending if he is released on parole without supervision, a Supreme Court has heard.

South Australia’s Attorney-General has used the relatively new power of applying to the Supreme Court for an extended supervision order for Darren Graetz, who has a history of serious sexual offences against children.

Legislation passed by the South Australian Parliament early last year gives the Attorney-General the power to apply for an extended supervision order for a serious sexual or violent offender.

The conditions of the order can include electronic monitoring or restricted communications with specific people, and can remain in place for up to five years.

Justice Tim Stanley on Monday granted an interim supervision order.

Counsel for the Attorney-General raised concerns in court that the extended supervision order might not be determined before Graetz was released on parole.

Graetz was granted parole earlier this month but remains in Port Lincoln Prison while suitable accommodation is sought.

Boy kicked and fondled by Graetz

On Monday, the court heard Graetz was last year convicted of common assault and aggravated indecent assault against a 12-year-old intellectually disabled boy.

“He became quite angry with the child and kicked the child,” the court heard.

“During the night he put his hands down the child’s trousers and fondled him.”

The court heard Graetz was also convicted in 1999 for unlawful sexual intercourse against a person under the age of 12 and that the victim was two years old.

Counsel for the Attorney-General argued that while Graetz had undergone counselling and participated in a sexual behaviour program, he had limited insight into his diagnosed paedophilic disorder.

“The expert opinion is that for the respondent to reside in the community there must be specific conditions in place to limit the risk of the respondent committing a further sexual offence and to monitor him.”

Graetz’s lawyer Helen Luu argued that a psychological report from 2015 was not relevant and the prosecution’s choice of description as “a number of serious sexual offences” was misleading.

The court ordered a new professional report to examine the likelihood of Graetz reoffending.

The matter will return to court in November.

 

http://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/man-jailed-for-sexually-abusing-intellectually-disabled-boy-who-was-mourning-the-cancer-death-of-his-stepfather/story-fnii5yv4-1227359278314

Man jailed for sexually abusing intellectually disabled boy who was mourning the cancer death of his stepfather

  • 20 hours ago May 18, 2015 5:16PM

A MAN who sexually abused an intellectually disabled boy who was mourning the loss of his stepfather has been jailed.

Darren Graetz, 37, of Whyalla, had pleaded guilty to one count each of indecent assault and assault against the 12-year-old boy in June last year.

In sentencing, District Court Judge Gordon Barrett said the boy had been devastated by the cancer death of his stepfather just months before Graetz abused him.

“Due to the death of her partner in February 2014 and the difficulty of looking after an intellectually retarded boy, the mother was grateful when you offered to let that boy stay at your place with your wife and children,” he said.

Judge Barrett said Graetz had lost his temper on one occasion and kicked the boy, but more seriously, had also indecently assaulted him.

“The mother’s victim impact statement makes very sad reading,” he said.

“The boy was already devastated by the death of his stepfather in February.”

Judge Barrett said, because of his intellectual disabilities, the boy did not fully comprehend what Graetz had done to him.

“He is going to have to undergo counselling to help him get through the consequences of what you have done,” he said.

“Your offending was a gross breach of trust against the mother, particularly given the death of the stepfather so soon before, and it is made worse by the intellectual disabilities of the boy.”

The court heard Graetz had previously served a suspended jail sentence for committing unlawful sexual intercourse against a two-year-old girl in 1998.

Judge Barrett sentenced Graetz to one year and ten months jail with a non-parole period of nine months, after deducting time already served on home detention.

 

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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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McCoole – Shannon Grant - Photo3       McCoole – Shannon Grant - Photo4

 

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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Wallace – Adrian Daniel - Photo2

 

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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