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Alexander ‘Sandy’ John Black

Posted: February 15, 2019 by Serendipity in Photo, Victoria
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Alexander John Black - Photo3

 

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.

 

 

 


 

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:  52  ( 2018 )

Location:  Wangaratta,  VIC

Offence:  Filmed teenage girls through a bathroom window during a long-running stalking spree between December 2014 and February 2016.

Sentence:  Six months in jail. To undertake a community corrections order upon his from custody.

Other:  Norman had been a family friend of the victims. He was found with more than 720 photographs of the victims showering following a raid at his house.

 


 

 

Age:   62

Location:   Wodonga surround areas VIC

Offence:   Indecent act with child under 16

Sentence:  Sentenced in Wodonga Magistrates’ court to Community Correction Order for a period of 18 months.

Other:  Treatment and Rehabilitation

Undergo the following treatment and rehabilitation:

– Assessment & treatment (including testing) for alcohol abuse or dependency as directed

– Offending behaviour program/s as directed

– Any other treatment and rehabilitation as directed

He is to report to Victoria Police for a period for Eight Years.

 

 


 

          

 

Age:   38

Location:   Myers Flat, VIC

Offence:   Pleaded guilty to 12 charges, including five counts of using a carriage service to transmit child exploitation material.

Sentence:   Jailed for six years, with a minimum of three years and eight months. He will be on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Other:   Found with more than 12,700 child abuse images and 64 child abuse videos on three mobile phones also posted explicit images of a woman online with her personal details and rape threats. He also operated a small-scale clandestine drug laboratory in Kangaroo Flat to aid in his methamphetamine trafficking. He used social media platforms Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Instagram and kik to transmit child abuse material.

 

 

 


 

http://www.standard.net.au/story/4112103/tutors-breach-of-sex-register/

Warrnambool’s Victor Campbell fined after breaching obligations of sex offenders’ register

ANDREW THOMSON

22 Aug 2016, 1:18 p.m.

A music industry consultant has been fined $400 after breaching regulations of being on the sex offenders’ register.

Victor Campbell, 66, of Thomas Place in Warrnambool, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to being a sex offender engaged in child-related employment.

Magistrate John Lesser told Campbell the sex offenders’ register involved strict requirements and he had breached them.

Mr Lesser convicted and fined Campbell $400 but warned him the matter would become more serious if he returned to court.

Police said Campbell was placed on the sex offenders’ register for eight years after appearing in court in 2009.

He had the many obligations of being on the register explained to him in May last year during a review including that he had to report any contact with children.

The court heard that Campbell provided tuition across three sessions to a teenage girl.

The sessions occurred between August 25 and November 12 last year at the girl’s house while her parents were at home.

The girl and Campbell were in a room alone during the tuition.

Campbell said in a police interview he now better understood the obligations of the register and it never occurred to him that he was breaching the rules.

Defence counsel Matt Senia said the girl’s father contacted Campbell about providing tuition. He said nothing happened between Campbell and the girl.

Mr Senia said Campbell had experienced success within his career.

He worked as a youth guidance officer for a number of years and in 1987 had his own Christian music program on ABC radio.

He then worked in the United States and one artist under his guidance won a Grammy award. In 1999 he returned to teaching but in 2008 was involved in an incident with a teenage girl he was counselling.

Mr Senia said his client made a “terrible error of judgement” which led to him being placed on the register.

“That was the end of his teaching career,” Mr Senia said.

Campbell moved to Warrnambool 18 months ago to be closer to his daughter and his grandchildren.

As well as being involved in Warrnambool’s Aus Music Festival committee in the past, Campbell has been a music industry consultant.