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Robert John Page

Posted: April 13, 2014 by Serendipity in Paroled, Tasmania
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Age:  41  (2005)

Location:  Mornington  /  Sandy Bay  –  TAS

Offence:  Rape

Sentence:  Sentenced to 4 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 3 years.

Other:  Page was on his security round when he came across the woman who was visiting

from Sydney, sitting in a gutter at a Sandy Bay beach. He took her to the Sandy Bay Senior

Citizens Club, where he choked her  then raped her. He then dropped her back off at the casino.

He was paroled in 2008.


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D.O.B  15/7/1973

Paroled September 2010.

The offender must not frequent or visit Campbelltown, Tahmoor, Picton, Newcastle or environs.

Offender once owned a video shop at Ambervale & a computer cafe at Campbelltown.

Was living in Barkers Lodge Road, Oakdale when arrested.


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Steven Paul Barney

Posted: August 9, 2012 by Serendipity in Convicted, Paroled, Queensland, Released, Sentenced

Man exposed himself to girl, 12

Rae Wilson | 8th August 2012 9:00 PM

A FLASHER with a history of exposing himself to young children in the Gympie and Fraser Coast areas has now shown his genitals to a 12-year-old girl at a Brisbane pool.

Steven Paul Barney, 55, did not react as Brisbane District Court heard the string of indecent exposures to children, once to a family of seven children aged 11 to two.

The father of 11 children, who grew up in Gympie and spent a large portion of his life on the Fraser Coast, also had history of behaving similarly in NSW and the Northern Territory.

Crown prosecutor Sam Bain said Barney had once asked four young girls to have sex with him and to remove his underwear.

He said the criminal history showed no previous sentences had deterred the man from exposing himself.

Defence barrister Julian Noud said his client was clearly intoxicated when police arrived at the Sandgate pool to reports of indecent exposure in February this year.

“He’s been in the grip of an alcohol addiction for most of his life,” he said.

“He accepts this is and continues to be a problem.”

Mr Noud said Barney, who had white hair and a long white beard, was an Aboriginal man who felt disconnected from his land and his culture.

He said he turned to alcohol whenever he had a breakdown.

Judge Grant Britton sentenced Barney to the 174 days he has already spent in custody and ordered him to complete nine months of probation.


‘Swedish’ criminal Stefan Nystrom not welcome in Australia

Deported … Stefan Nystrom.

THE federal government is rejecting a landmark UN Human Rights Committee ruling by refusing to allow the return of an Australian-raised convicted criminal who had been deported to Sweden.

Stefan Nystrom, 39, was deported from Australia in December 2006.

He was born in Sweden, but came to Australia when he was 27 days old and had never left until he was deported.

The federal government cancelled his visa on the grounds of his criminal record, because he failed the “character test” of the Migration Act.

The UNHRC in Geneva ruled last September that the Australian government had an obligation to provide Nystrom with an effective remedy and allow him to return – but the government has ignored the recommendations.

Nystrom had been convicted of aggravated rape of a 10-year-old boy when he was 16, as well as 80 other offences. He served his sentences for those offences.


TOUGH CALL: UN ruling snubbed as door shuts on convicted criminal

By Lisa Martin


April 26, 2012 12:00AM

Swedish-born convicted criminal deported in 2006

UN rules Government should allow him to return

Government refuses to acknowledge recommendation

THE Federal Government is rejecting a landmark UN Human Rights committee ruling by refusing to allow the return of an Australian-raised convicted criminal who had been deported to Sweden.

Stefan Nystrom, 39, was deported from Australia in December 2006.

He was born in Sweden, but came to Australia when he was 27 days old and had not left Australia until he was deported 36 years later.

The Federal Government cancelled his visa on the grounds of his criminal record, because he failed the “character test” of the Migration Act.

The United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva made a landmark ruling in September that the Australian Government had an obligation to provide Nystrom with an effective remedy and allow him to return.

Seven months later, Nystrom is still homeless in Sweden and the Federal Government has opted to ignore the legally binding but non-enforceable recommendations of the UN committee.

His family and lawyers say the Federal Government’s decision will reflect badly on Australia’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

Nystrom’s sister Annette Turner told AAP the family was devastated.

“It leaves us at a point now where we feel really helpless,” Ms Turner said today.

She said her brother is homeless in Sweden and cannot find a job because of his criminal record, the language barrier and mental illness problems.

Ms Turner said she hasn’t spoken to her brother since the government response was released.

“It’s extremely difficult for us to contact him. We wait for him to call us,” she said.

“It’s not the kind of news we want to tell him. He’s been pinning his hopes on this.”

She said her brother “was no angel”, but did not deserve to be punished twice for his crimes.

“He’s living a nightmare; he suffers from depression and paranoia,” she said.

“This could push him over the edge.”

In her response to the UN committee, Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said the Australian Government “respectfully disagrees with the committee’s finding”.

She disputed the finding that Nystrom’s “removal constituted an arbitrary interference with his family” and said “no unreasonable impediments were placed upon the acquisition of Australian nationality”.

“A person may apply for Australian citizenship at any time, and a child can be included in the responsible parent’s application for citizenship or can apply for citizenship in his or her own right,” she said.

Nystrom had been convicted of aggravated rape of a 10-year-old boy when he was 16, as well as 80 other offences including arson, property damage, armed robbery, burglary and theft and drug charges. He served his sentences for those offences.

Last year’s committee judgment said Nystrom had a drinking problem that had contributed to the criminal offences, but had learned to control it before he was deported.

Nystrom has few ties with Sweden, has never learnt the language and does not have any contact with his Swedish relatives.

He and his mother had assumed he was an Australian citizen.

The Victorian-based Human Rights Legal Centre represented Nystrom.

Spokeswoman Rachel Ball said the Government was in “flagrant breach of its international human rights obligations”.

“Australia’s mounting track record of rejecting the decisions of UN treaty bodies lays us open to the charge of speaking with a forked tongue on human rights,” Ms Ball said.

A spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said the Government took very seriously “its responsibility to protect the Australian community from the unacceptable risk of harm from criminal or other serious conduct by non citizens”.

Nystrom was deported to Sweden when John Howard led a Coalition government.

The Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young slammed the Gillard Government‘s response to the UN committee ruling.

“This is just another example of the Labor Government following in the footsteps of John Howard when it comes to human rights and international law,” she told AAP.


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Monash cop helps jail convicted paedophile

17 Nov 11 @ 06:00am by Nathan Mawb

Convicted sex offender Kevin Patrick Arundell was jailed for loitering at a swimming pool.

AN OFF-duty Monash cop has helped jail a convicted paedophile caught ogling kids in a public swimming pool in Melbourne’s east.

Kevin Patrick Arundell, of Boronia Vic

Kevin Patrick Arundell, of Boronia, last week lost an appeal to have his conviction overturned in the County Court.

Arundell appealed against his sentence and conviction after he was found guilty of being a convicted sex offender loitering around children.

Arundell, 61, who had been freed on bail after receiving a 15-month prison sentence at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court in July, will now serve an immediate three-month prison term with a further nine-month sentence suspended for two years.

On July 22 this year, the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court heard evidence from two off-duty police officers, including Monash detective Sen-Constable Daniel Passingham, that on January 11 last year they saw Arundell duck-diving so as to spy on children as young as seven.

Arundell denied the charge, but magistrate Bill O’Day found Arundell had been deliberately submerging to observe children.

Arundell has previously served nine years in jail for a child sex offence.

Sex fiend jailed but bailed

Nathan Mawby

From: Herald Sun

July 23, 2011 12:00AM

A CONVICTED paedophile walked free on bail yesterday after being jailed for 15 months for ogling children at a swimming pool.

And the Herald Sun can reveal that just over a month after being caught at the pool, predator Kevin Patrick Arundell, 61, lured a single mother of a 10-year-old boy to live with him.

Arundell, of Boronia, was jailed for a minimum of nine months yesterday, but was bailed after he immediately lodged an appeal, to be heard in October. He must report to police twice a week and is not permitted to enter public pools.

The prosecution had argued the public, particularly children, needed protection.

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Arundell, who has served nine years in jail for a child sex offence, denied a charge of being a sex offender loitering in a place frequented by children.

Ringwood Magistrates’ Court heard evidence from two off-duty police officers that on January 11 last year they saw Arundell duck-diving so as to spy on children as young as seven.

“I was boiling inside,” Sen-Det Daniel Passingham said. “I told him he was a perverted man and (to) get out of the pool.”

George Georgiou, for Mr Arundell, argued he had been porpoise-diving, not observing children.

But magistrate Bill O’Day found Mr Arundell had been deliberately submerging to observe children.

This week, a single mother from Tasmania told the Herald Sun how in February 2010 she answered an ad seeking a tenant who was a single mum.

One day, she found two detectives at her home. “They asked me what I was doing there and I said ‘We live here’. They were horrified. Within half an hour I received a call from child protective services basically telling me we had to get out, it was too unsafe.”

She said Arundell offered to look after her son when she worked nights. Both of them felt traumatised.


Man jailed 11 years for series of ‘wicked’ assaults on girl


Date: 21/11/1997

The Age

A man was jailed for 11 years with a minimum of nine years yesterday for sexual offences against a young girl in what the judge called the worst case of sexual abuse of a child by a stranger he had ever dealt with.

In sentencing Kevin Patrick Arundell, of Boronia, Judge Thomas Neesham, in the County Court, said Arundell’s offences were wicked.

Arundell, 47, a former timber-yard worker, was found guilty of seven counts of indecent assault, seven counts of sexual penetration of a child under 10 as well as one count of sexual penetration of a child aged between 10 and 16.

The offences, which took place between 1982 and 1987, were against one girl aged seven and eight at the time of most of the offences, with the last assault occurring when she was aged 12 or 13.

Judge Neesham said in sitting in the County Court there was a risk of becoming hardened to such crimes but if time were taken for consideration, the enormity of Arundell’s offences became apparent.

The judge described the offences as the systematic debauching and degrading of a little girl.

He said that in cases like these, the innocence of childhood was destroyed, the offences could poison the capacity of a woman to trust or love any man, and the chance of a happy life was gravely compromised when a life had barely begun.

Judge Neesham said the need to deter others and to deter Arundell from reoffending was very great.



This sick ex priest paedophile is very dangerous around children.He is soon finished being under supervision.He has decades of abuse under his belt…BEWARE

Church warning after paedophile flees

ABC September 7, 2012, 5:18 pm

One of Tasmania’s worst serial paedophiles has fled the state and gone to Africa, sparking fears he will reoffend.

Paul Ronald Goldsmith abused 20 adolescent boys during the 1970s and 1980s while working as an athletics coach at Marist College in Burnie.

In 2005, Goldsmith pleaded guilty to 42 sex crimes.

The former trainee priest was sentenced to six and a half years jail with a four-year, non-parole period.

He was released two years ago, his parole ended in May this year and he is now in Tanzania.

The Archbishop of Hobart Adrian Doyle is concerned Goldsmith will reoffend and has alerted his colleagues in Africa.

“I said you need to be very, very careful, watch him all the time,” the Archbishop said.

“I don’t know what the Tanzanian authorities might be able to do, or want to do, if they become aware of his background but I think the point is the capacity to be there in contact with a new group of young people is what we’ve got to avoid.”

Tasmanian and Federal police have been alerted but they are refusing to comment on the case.


Horror endures for paedophile‘s victims


29 Apr, 2012 08:14 AM

TWENTY-four years ago, convicted serial paedophile Paul Ronald Goldsmith was minutes away from having his life taken by a man who claims that Goldsmith took his.

On a Friday night in 1988, Michael*, who was 13 years old when he was sexually abused by Goldsmith, sat hidden in bush and holding a loaded rifle at the top of the driveway of Goldsmith’s Port Sorell home.

For up to an hour he waited for his tormentor to return home from work, but was frightened away when a car turned into the street.

He ran home, where he shook with emotion for hours in disbelief that he had almost committed murder.

“If someone gets murdered, they move on to a better place if you believe it,” Michael said.

“A paedophile takes your soul away. For the rest of your life, you are sort of like a zombie.”

Paul Ronald Goldsmith life long paedophile on the streets

Goldsmith, 67, was paroled in 2010 after serving four years of his six-and-a-half-year sentence for a string of sex crimes, most of which took place when he was an athletics coach at Marist College in the 1970s and 1980s.

The supervision period of his parole ends this June.

Michael is afraid that Goldsmith will offend again.

Goldsmith was found guilty in 2005 of 42 sex offences committed against 20 boys, aged 13 to 16, between 1976 and 1987.

Michael said this conviction was just the “tip of the iceberg”.

He believed Goldsmith may have been offending from 1987 until the day he was extradited from Western Australia in 2004 to face paedophilia allegations in the North-West.

“Those people involved in his court case were the only people prepared to come forward,” Michael said.

“There would easily be hundreds (of offences) that he committed.

“I was in that next generation of abused kids, in 1984 to 1986, well after his school days.

“I was one of few kids that the Federal Police managed to track down.

“I can name 21 other guys, and as far as I know there is only me and another guy that signed sworn statements.

“The others just don’t want to do it, whether it is because they are not prepared to deal with their emotions, or drag it back up in their lives, I don’t know.”

Michael, like many other boys, fell for Goldsmith’s charm after meeting him through the local golf club.

“He made himself appear to us as someone to look up to, an idol – someone to aspire to be like, or just like, so you do things for them,” he said.

“You wouldn’t be able to pick him from anyone else in the public as a paedophile.

“He used to give us the belief that he was someone big.

“I suppose that you would call him a manipulator. All paedophiles are crafty and target the weak.

“To prey on youth is one thing but to prey on those not as assertive as others is another thing.”

The friendship involved drinking sessions at Goldsmith’s Rice Street home, followed by overnight stays.

“It started through him giving you lifts home, then you would start to drive his car, sitting on his knee,” Michael said.

“You would go to his home. There would be smokes, grog, cards, and things led off from there.

“If you lost a game of cards, you’d have to show him your personal parts or do something else.

“He slowly worked on you.”

Michael’s abuse started at 13 for two years.

“I would perform sexual acts on him, and him on me – oral sex on each other, I would have to masturbate him and he would masturbate me.

“Then he would sometimes jump into bed with you at night and fondle you.

“As time went on, emotionally you got worse, and you want to stop it but you don’t.

“At the time, you knew it was odd but you didn’t know any better. You were young with no sexual experience.

“You think it was what everyone else does growing up through puberty. You think this is what young blokes do with grown-ups.

“It was only when he wanted sexual intercourse that I knew something was wrong.”

Federal Police tracked Michael down in regional NSW, where he had been living since 1991, and left with a sworn statement that would later help convict Goldsmith.

“It was pretty gut-wrenching – when you start talking about it, you realise it is something you can never really get over,” he said.

“I was relieved that something was being done.

“A paedophile victim suffers for the rest of their lives.

“You question your own sexuality and whether you might be inclined to become a paedophile yourself.

“I attempted suicide at 20, started taking drugs at 15. My education went from near the top to the bottom of the grade.

“At the time, I didn’t know what was wrong with me.”

(*Not his real name)

Catholic Church alerts African bishops to paedophile case

Updated Fri May 7, 2010 8:02am AEST

Hobart’s Catholic Archbishop Adrian Doyle says he has alerted bishops in Africa to the release of a serial paedophile, amid concerns the man wants to work with African children.

Paul Ronald Goldsmith sexually abused 20 boys in Tasmania’s north-west while working as an athletics coach and trainee priest in the 1970s and 1980s.

The 65-year-old has been released on parole after serving four years of his six and a half year jail sentence.

The decision has outraged Goldsmith’s victims and the support group Beyond Abuse.

The group is concerned that Goldsmith is planning to travel to Africa to work with children.

But the Parole Board‘s Andrew McKee says it is not possible for Goldsmith to leave Australia.

“He’ll be under the close supervision of a probation officer,” Mr McKee said.

In a statement, Hobart’s Archbishop Adrian Doyle said he had spoken to bishops in Africa about the concerns, and Goldsmith would not receive any support from the church.

Sex abuse coach set free


07 May, 2010 08:50 AM

A PROLIFIC North-West sex offender who molested 20 young boys while employed as a high school sports coach has been granted parole.

Paul Ronald Goldsmith, 65, was sentenced to six-and-a- half years’ jail in late 2005 for a string of sex crimes committed between 1976 and 1987 against boys aged between 13 and 16.

At the time of his sentencing, the Supreme Court heard the Shearwater man had used his coaching position at Marist College and his involvement with numerous youth groups to access and groom his victims.

He also trained as a priest, but was never ordained.

The court heard Goldsmith’s “open home policy” gave child visitors unlimited access to alcohol and cigarettes and included strip poker sessions that ended in masturbation and oral sex once the boys and Goldsmith were naked.

His lawyer told the court that Goldsmith had been aware of his sexual interest in young boys since he was 15, but had “resisted” for many years before the coaching job “forced him to give in to his attraction”.

Goldsmith would give one of his victims regular “rub- downs” after training and sexually assaulted another on six different occasions.

In total, he was convicted on 36 counts of indecent assault, four counts of maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person under 17, one count of aggravated sexual assault and one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a young person.

Speaking after the sentence was handed down, one victim’s father admitted he had considered cutting off Goldsmith’s genitals.

“Quite often of a night I would put my knife in my pocket, and a couple of times I went to his driveway – I was going to castrate him,” he said.

Outside the court, another victim said he had contemplated suicide and described “intense hatred” for his abuser.

“He made me feel so guilty so I wouldn’t say anything,” he said.

The Parole Board said it had taken several factors into account before granting Goldsmith’s release, including his own written submission, references, his “exemplary” prison record and a written report from prison sex offender program New Directions.

His victims provided the Parole Board with statements detailing the horrific and ongoing impact of the abuse, and requested that he be prevented from contacting them.

The board granted the request and further ordered that Goldsmith have no contact with anyone under the age of 17 “without appropriate supervision” during his parole period – which ends in June 2012.


Serial paedophile out on parole

Updated Thu May 6, 2010 8:23am AEST

A man labelled as one of Tasmania’s worst serial paedophiles has been released from jail on parole after serving two thirds of his sentence.

In late 2005, then 61-year-old Paul Ronald Goldsmith was sentenced to six and a half years jail on 42 sexual offences related to 20 teenage boys on the state’s north-west coast between 1976 and 1987.

An appeal against the sentence was dismissed a year later.

The Tasmanian Parole Board has now released Goldsmith.

The Board said it considered evidence of Goldsmiths ‘exemplary’ prison record and many supportive references.

He has been released on condition that he have no contact with anyone under 17.


Parole Board says Goldsmith not able to leave

Updated May 6, 2010 12:16:00

The Parole Board says one of Tasmania’s worst paedophiles has no plans to work with underprivileged children in Africa.

Paul Ronald Goldsmith abused 20 teenage boys on Tasmania’s north-west coast during the 1970s and 1980s.

The 65-year-old has now been granted parole after serving four years of a six-and-a-half-year jail term.

The group, Beyond Abuse, says it has been told Goldsmith is learning an African language and plans to travel there to work with children.

But the chairman of the Parole Board, Andrew McKee, says Goldsmith told the board he has no such plans.

Mr McKee says while on parole for the next two years Goldsmith will not be able to leave the state without permission and will not be permitted to leave the country.

Beyond Abuse is disappointed Goldsmith is on parole.

“To have him be paroled early is just just amazing news and something that I think has to be looked at,” he said.

“I mean people in this type of position that have committed this amount of heinous crimes like this should serve their whole sentence and not be paroled.”


Pedophile’s parole plan

March 05, 2010 12:01am

THE Catholic Church in Tasmania will try to block any moves by convicted pedophile Paul Goldsmith to work with young people upon his release from jail.

Goldsmith, 65, will be eligible for parole from Risdon Prison on March 12 and concerns have been raised that he may be planning to move to Africa to work with disadvantaged children.

A former inmate, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Mercury members of the church hierarchy visited Goldsmith in Risdon Prison on a regular basis and knew of his plans to head overseas upon his release.

Archdiocese of Hobart business manager Peter Cusick said Catholic chaplains visited the prison on a regular basis along with chaplains of other denominations.

“Any inmate has the opportunity, as permitted by the authorities, to talk to these chaplains,” Mr Cusick said.

“I have no idea what this person’s intentions are when released.

“The Catholic Church would vigorously oppose any activity this person would want to undertake in relation to involvement with young persons.”

Goldsmith was jailed for 6 1/2 years in 2005 after pleading guilty to 42 sex offences against 20 teenage boys.

On Wednesday, Tasmania Police made an application in the Burnie Magistrates Court to have Goldsmith placed on the sex offenders’ register as a reportable offender.

The application was adjourned and will be heard in Hobart on March 30.

If the application is granted, Goldsmith will have to let the Government know if he plans to leave Tasmania for more than seven days.

The former inmate, who said he was in close contact with the convicted pedophile in jail, said Goldsmith “made it quite clear that he planned to work with under-privileged kids in Africa when he got out”.

“He was learning Swahili in line with his African plans, and would continually say he had done nothing wrong,” he said.

Beyond Abuse spokesman Steve Fisher said if the Catholic Church was supporting Goldsmith’s bid to work with children, the church would be culpable if he reoffended.

“The church has always supported the abuser above the victim,” Mr Fisher said.

Goldsmith was arrested in Western Australia in 2005 and extradited to Tasmania to face the charges.

Mr Fisher said he understood the failed priest and former athletics coach had been about to leave for Africa when arrested.


Clamps call for pedophile

March 03, 2010 06:49am

TASMANIA’S most notorious pedophile will be eligible for parole on March 12. 

 In the Burnie Magistrates Court yesterday, Tasmania Police applied to have Paul Ronald Goldsmith placed on the sex offenders’ register as a reportable offender before his release.

Magistrate Don Jones adjourned the application until today when a date will be set for a hearing in Hobart.

Mr Jones indicated Goldsmith might be released from Risdon Prison on bail to appear at the yet-to-be-scheduled hearing.

Beyond Abuse spokesman Steve Fisher said Goldsmith was a notorious offender and it was imperative he was on the register.

“It goes without saying that he be listed and monitored upon release,” Mr Fisher said.

“I don’t believe for one moment he will ever be rehabilitated.”

Goldsmith, now 65, was jailed for 6 1/2 years in 2005 with a non-parole period of four years.

The failed Catholic priest and athletics coach appealed the sentence in 2006 but it was dismissed.

Goldsmith pleaded guilty to 42 sex offences against 20 teenage boys between 1976 and 1987. The victims were aged 13 to 16.

An offender listed as reportable on the sex offenders’ register must report to the registrar within seven days of being released from government custody.

The offender also must

report each time they change their personal details. And an offender must tell the registrar if they intend to leave Tasmania for more than seven days and report within a week of their return.

The public does not have access to the register.

An offender can be fined $5000 and/or be sentenced to six months in jail if they fail to report or provide false or misleading information.


Sex fiend refuses rehab course


18/09/2008 12:00:00 AM

NORTH-WEST child sex monster Paul Ronald Goldsmith can’t wait to get out of jail and go to an African mission farm with access to children, a former prisoner has claimed.

“When he gets out he says he’s going … to a mission,” ex- Risdon inmate Bruce told The Advocate.

“He says he’s going to run a farm for a religious group.”

Bruce claimed notorious sex predator Goldsmith had refused to do a sex offenders’ treatment program in jail.

While Goldsmith had admitted his crimes, he did not believe they were wrong, Bruce said.

Goldsmith was jailed for six- and-a-half years in November 2006.

He had pleaded guilty to 36 counts of indecent assault, four counts of maintaining a sexual relationship with a person under 17, one count of aggravated sexual assault and one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a young person.

He used his membership of various youth groups to meet and befriend young boys.

He was convicted over incidents which occurred between 1976 and 1987, involving 20 boys aged 13-16.

Bruce said Goldsmith was a protected species in jail and appeared to be aided by his connections to the Catholic church.

“He has father this or father that come in, and nuns.

“He complains and it changes.

“He’s got that much pull.”

Prison authorities would not comment on the claims, saying there was a policy of no comment on individual prisoners.

Catholic Archbishop Adrian Doyle said the church’s only involvement with Goldsmith would be through a prison ministry service.

“The Catholic church in Tasmania has no connection with the prisoner, aside from the ministry as outlined above, and has no input into conditions of his incarceration or his alleged plans for the future.”

Victims’ advocate Steve Fisher, from Beyond Abuse, said the sex offenders’ program must be made compulsory.

“Their rationale is if you force them to do it they are not going to do the right things anyway, which is ridiculous to me.”

He said sex offenders should not be let out until they had “passed” the program.


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Former priest loses appeal against paedophilia jail term

One of Tasmania’s worst paedophiles has lost a Supreme Court appeal against a lengthy jail term imposed last year.

Paul Ronald Goldsmith, 61, was sentenced to six and a half years’ jail in December last year after he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of indecent assault, maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person and aggravated sexual assault between 1976 and 1987.

The former priest and school athletics coach lured teenage boys to his home on the north-west coast with cigarettes and alcohol.

He also abused them on camping trips.

His lawyer had told the Court of Criminal Appeal Goldsmith was writing an autobiography in jail designed to help other paedophiles to control their behaviour.

The three judges all agreed Goldsmith’s appeal should be rejected.

He will be eligible to apply for parole in 2009.

Man’s jail plea to curb sex abuse

PHILIPPA DUNCAN.  The Mercury.  Hobart Town, Tas.:Aug 23, 2006.  p. 1

A MAN dubbed Tasmania’s most prolific pedophile is writing an autobiography

from his prison cell to help other men control their sexual urges for teenage


Paul Ronald Goldsmith, 61, abused 20 teenage boys at his homes on the North-

West Coast and on camping trips between 1976 and 1987.

In December 2005, the failed priest and former school athletics coach was

jailed for 6 1/2 years and will not be eligible for parole until 2009.

Yesterday the Court of Criminal Appeal in Hobart heard Goldsmith’s appeal

against the severity of Justice Peter Evans’ sentence.

Defence council Greg Richardson said the book about the former Port Sorell

man’s life demonstrated Goldsmith’s remorse.

“It’s an attempt by him to help others who may find themselves in the same

position,” he said.

He said Goldsmith’s crimes had been at the “bottom end of the scale” and had

mostly involved “touching people”, not rape.

His client suffered from the condition ephebophilia, ” a sexual attraction to

post-pubescent boys”, and had endured a violent upbringing.

But Crown prosecutor Cath Rheinberger said Justice Evans had considered

Goldsmith’s guilty plea and the court could not ignore the number of boys


“During those 11 years he was creating great misery around the North-West

Coast,” she said.

Goldsmith pleaded guilty in 2005 to 36 counts of indecent assault, four counts

of maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person under 17 and one each

of aggravated sexual assault and unlawful sexual intercourse with a young


He frequently lured teenage boys home with cigarettes and alcohol and grabbed

at their genitals.

Goldsmith also took his victims camping on the West Coast and once asked a boy

to strip and sleep in a sleeping bag with him.

The court reserved its judgment.,5936,17572611%255E3462,00.html

 Teen-sex abuser appeals sentence


A MAN branded Tasmania’s most prolific pedophile is appealing against the severity of his jail sentence.

Paul Ronald Goldsmith, 60, claims his 6-1/2-year jail term for abusing 20 teenage boys is “manifestly excessive”.

Goldsmith was sentenced in the Supreme Court at Burnie earlier this month after pleading guilty to 36 counts of indecent assault, four counts of maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person under the age of 17, and one count each of aggravated sexual assault and unlawful sexual intercourse with a young person.

Justice Peter Evans set a non-parole period of four years.

Goldsmith, formerly from Port Sorell, trained as a priest but was never ordained.

He volunteered as a youth worker and athletics coach in the state’s north-west for many years.

In sentencing, Justice Evans said Goldsmith had used a variety of means to satisfy his attraction to teenage boys. His victims were aged 13 to 16.

Last Update: Friday, December 2, 2005. 2:47pm (AEDT)

Former coach jailed for sexual abuse of boys

A man who sexually abused 20 teenage boys has been sent to jail for six-and-a-half years.

Paul Ronald Goldsmith, 60, committed 42 sex offences 30 years ago.

Goldsmith targeted boys aged between 13 and 16.

He befriended them through his work as an athletics coach at Marist College in Burnie in northern Tasmania, his association with church youth groups and golf clubs, as well as through friendships with their parents.

He took the victims on camping trips and invited them to his home for prayer meetings, frequently plying them with alcohol and giving them cigarettes.

In the Burnie Criminal Court, Justice Peter Evans said Goldsmith’s good repute in the community at the time of the offences exacerbated the harm he caused.

He said some of Goldsmith’s victims have suffered guilt, shame, and lack of self-worth while some have attempted suicide.

Goldsmith will be eligible for parole after four years.,5936,17398327%255E921,00.html

 Sex predator’s reign of terror


A FAILED priest who preyed on teenage boys for more than a decade pleaded guilty to a string of child-sex offences yesterday.

Paul Ronald Goldsmith, 60, who now lives in the Hobart suburb of Lenah Valley, molested 20 boys between 1976 and 1987 at his homes at Ulverstone and Port Sorell in Tasmania’s North-West and on camping trips around the state.

He also attacked boys while coaching athletics at Marist Regional College in Burnie.

In the Supreme Court in Burnie he pleaded guilty to four counts of maintaining a sexual relationship with a person under 17 years, one count of aggravated sexual assault, one count of unlawful sexual intercourse and 36 counts of indecent assault.

Hobart-born Goldsmith trained as a priest but was never ordained.

He spent many years working in the insurance industry in the North-West, retiring in 2000, and was extradited from Western Australia in April last year.

He is a former senior figure in the Lions service club in Tasmania and also held a position on the national executive of the Life Underwriters Association.

Crown prosecutor Cath Rheinberger said it would no doubt be submitted in mitigation that Goldsmith was of good character and contributed to the community during his life.

“From the outset it is our position that, because of the standing he had in the community, he was able to perpetrate these crimes for as long as he did and with so many complainants,” Mrs Rheinberger said.

She detailed more than a decade of abuse during which Goldsmith would lure boys to his home with alcohol and cigarettes.

“The accused had an open-door policy for young boys where they were free to drink alcohol — which he often supplied — they could smoke cigarettes and they could come and go as they liked,” Mrs Rheinberger said.

The court heard he would hold prayer meetings and serve alcohol to teenagers before grabbing at their genitals or sliding his hand into their underwear.

On other occasions he would play strip poker with boys as young as 13 and would make them masturbate if they lost a game.

Mrs Rheinberger told the court of camping trips to Trial and Granville harbours on the West Coast, Bruny Island and other locations around the state.

On one occasion he asked a 14-year-old to strip and sleep in the same sleeping bag with him.

During the night he put his hand on the boy’s penis and placed the boy’s hand on his.

While coaching athletics he was giving one boy a rub-down and touched his genitals.

When the boy refused to take his shorts off, Goldsmith wrestled him to the ground and tried to pull them off, but the boy fought his way free.

Mrs Rheinberger presented victim impact statements from a number of the victims and read three to the court.

One of the victims said he was very angry he had been used to satisfy Goldsmith’s perversion.

“I’m still angry 28 years later,” the man said.

“I’ve tried not to think of it, but certain events trigger memories.”

Another man said he had struggled with Goldsmith’s actions for years.

“He has condemned an innocent child to unhappiness and loneliness,” he said.

“He has taken away from me … the right to happiness and a relationship with other human beings.”

Defence counsel Greg Richardson told the court Goldsmith had grown up as the oldest of seven children and his early memories had been characterised by violence and alcohol abuse.

He said Goldsmith returned to Hobart while studying to be a priest and helped fight the 1967 bushfires.

When he returned to Victoria to resume his training he had a complete emotional breakdown and was never ordained as a priest.

Mr Richardson said Goldsmith had a psycho-sexual problem which had given rise to the charges. He said the condition was known as ephebrophilia.

“His first sexual encounters as a pubescent male were with older males and involved masturbation,” Mr Richardson said.

“None of these factors are put as an excuse, but as to why he ended up with a sexual attraction to young males post-puberty.”

He detailed Goldsmith’s history as a community worker.

“His record demonstrates that, other than in this terrible way — and I don’t want to be saying it — he is a good bloke,” he said.

Justice Peter Evans remanded Goldsmith for sentencing on Friday at 10am in the Supreme Court in Burnie.

Last Update: Monday, November 28, 2005. 9:24pm (AEDT)

Man pleads guilty to abusing teen boys

A man has admitted in the Burnie Supreme Court that he sexually abused teenage boys 30 years ago on Tasmania’s north-west coast.

Sixty-year-old Paul Ronald Goldsmith has pleaded guilty to 42 charges.

The court heard this afternoon that Goldsmith befriended his victims through his work as a volunteer athletics coach at Marist College in Burnie.

He also worked with a church youth group, and met the boys through golf and friendships with their parents.

Goldsmith invited the boys around to his home, gave them alcohol and cigarettes, took them on camping trips and played strip poker with them.

His lawyer told the court he suffers from a condition called ephebophilia, which means he is sexually attracted to boys aged between 13 and 16.

Goldsmith will be sentenced on Friday.


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The Victorian State Government  announced a reversal of laws that have allowed paedophiles to remain anonymous behind court suppression orders.It has been a long time coming but WE the public are soon to get what we have always wanted and that is protection and disclosure from the courts so these rock spiders cannot hide any more under ancient suppression orders that these animals hid under like rats, to hide and sneak around and gnaw away at our children undetected and unknown. Without doubt the other states MUST FOLLOW SUIT and change their legislation too! VICTIMS AND THE PUBLIC MUST COME BEFORE THE CRIMINAL

Judges considering suppressing publication of the identity of a sex offender will now have to place the interests of any victims first, followed by the protection of children, families and the general public. The change was about protecting the public rather than “these weak individuals” who prey on our children in the shadows.

Remember this bloke I named the other week? That is what this is all about Sex abuser wins right to suppress his name  NOT HERE he doesn’t PETER VERSI

I have a list on known and convicted paedophiles as long as my arm, many with photos of these disgusting individuals, that I have been drafting with the help of a few dedicated concerned participants of this site and via a source or two as well. This is a dedicated section on the PAEDOPHILES, on what they did, who they are, and if known, where they live, photo and all!


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