http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-15/convicted-rapist-tried-to-burn-victims-house-down/9551022

Convicted rapist Shaun Plunkett tried to burn victim’s house down while on bail

By Sam Tomlin

Posted yesterday at 6:22pm

A Western Australian man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman tried to burn down the victim’s house while on bail for the attack, a court has heard.

Shaun Henry Plunkett was found guilty of the assault, which took place in September 2016, after a two-day trial in the Kalgoorlie District Court this week.

The 27-year-old is already serving a four-year, eight-month jail term for the March 2017 arson, having pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court last December.

Judge John Staude sentenced Plunkett to a further two years’ jail today for the sexual assault.

After the jury delivered its verdict, Prosecutor Fiona Clare revealed Plunkett had attempted to burn down the woman’s house, where he had sexually assaulted her.

“He’s committed a serious arson offence against the same victim,” Ms Clare told the court.

“There’s no indication of remorse in this case.”

No consent given: Judge

During the trial, the court was told Plunkett had drunk more than 20 beers and half a bottle of vodka before walking to the woman’s home.

There he spent several hours drinking, with the woman rejecting his advances when he attempted to kiss her.

Despite this, the woman allowed him to sleep in her bed, only to wake to find him sexually assaulting her.

Sentencing Plunkett today, Judge Staude said a grievous breach of trust had been committed against the victim.

He said the 27-year-old’s drunken state did not excuse his actions.

“You were not mistaken, you did not believe [the woman] consented to sexual penetration,” Judge Staude said.

“You knew sex with [the victim] was out of the question.

“This was a vulnerable woman who trusted you and took you into her home that night.”

While Plunkett’s lawyer Wendy Hughes argued the sex was consensual, the prosecution said it was a clear-cut case of assault.

“Letting someone into your bed is not the same as letting someone sleep with you,” Ms Clare said.

Drug, alcohol abuse triggered psychotic symptoms

Plunkett followed up his initial arrest on the sexual assault charge with a string of arson attacks around Norseman in March last year.

In attacks unconnected to the sexual assault, he burned one property to the ground and severely damaged another.

At the victim’s house, he set a doormat on fire in what Judge Staude said was a clear attempt at harming her.

“You believed [the victim] was asleep inside,” he said.

During his sentencing for arson in December, the Supreme Court was told regular drug and alcohol abuse had led to Plunkett being hospitalised with psychotic symptoms.

A court-ordered psychiatric assessment saw him diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder and anger management issues.

But Judge Staude also said the 27-year-old’s behaviour had improved after his access to drugs was removed in prison.

Plunkett will be eligible for parole after four years and eight months.

 

 

 

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https://www.gympietimes.com.au/news/gympie-man-jailed-for-rape/2660920/

Gympie man jailed for raping woman in her own home

 

 

 

 


 

UPDATED:  FEBRUARY 2018

The case has been adjourned to March 26.

 

UPDATED:   JANUARY 2018

Lee has pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to comply with his reporting obligations under the Child Protection Offenders Registration Act. The matter will be back before the court on February 26.

 

Age:   43  (2018)

Location:   Gilletts Ridge  NSW

Offence:   Found guilty in the District Court of the sexual assault of a 13 year old girl.

Sentence:  Sentenced to eight years jail backdated to December 30, 2011. He was released on parole in April 2017.

Other:    Lee and his then partner were found guilty of the sexual assault of the partner’s 13-year-old daughter in a District Court trial in 2013.

 

 

 


 

Age:   31

Location:   Adelaide  SA

Offence:  Pleaded guilty to six charges of possessing and distributing the material.

Sentence:  Jailed for four years and set a non-parole period of two years.

Other:   Caught with more than 1000 images and more than 130 videos of child exploitation material.

 

 


 

 

Age:   80  (2017)

Location:   Warradale  VIC 

Offence:  One count of possessing child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography depicting a child aged under 14 years

Sentence:  One year suspended sentence on condition Webster obey a $50 good behaviour bond for 18 months. 

Other:   The prosecutor said the videos were not isolated offences as Webster’s internet search history showed he had previously accessed similar material. The offences were committed around the same time as Webster was working as a Santa Claus at Southgate Plaza in Morphett Vale. He stood trial in the District Court charged with five aggravated counts of indecent assault at Southgate Plaza in Morphett Vale and Kalara Reserve in Davoren Park in December 2012 & was found not guilty.

 

 


 

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-coast/wife-catches-husband-with-sick-child-abuse-material/news-story/20f978acf5cf3f9f11a4fbf09a8881a9

Wife catches husband with sick child abuse material

Richard Noone, Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate

March 21, 2017 9:35am

A FORMER IBM worker of 40 years was given an eight-month suspended jail sentence last week after his wife caught him reading a website containing stories about bestiality, incest and sex with children.

Noel Ross Cawthorne, of Tumbi Umbi, was in his back shed in 2015 looking at computers when his wife went to check on him.

The 66-year-old quickly minimised the screen but his suspicious wife took note of the web address which she later punched into Google on her phone.

She was shocked to discover the vile contents of the website and the following day she sprung him again in the back shed, this time with a text document open.

Facts tendered to Wyong Local Court revealed she read the document and “saw it was a story about having sex with a five-year-old child”.

When she confronted him about the filth he said, “I have just been looking at porn to help get interested” before leaving the house.

His wife rang police who attended the house about 10.30am on March 4 where she gave them permission to seize computer equipment including an IBM ThinkPad laptop, an IBM ThinkCentre PC and memory drives.

After extensive forensic analysis by the Police State Electronic Evidence Branch, officers uncovered 31 literature files of child abuse material on the laptop including one story rated a “category five” in the Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS) scale.

Material classified as category five includes stories, picture or video depicting sadism, bestiality, and sexual imagery involving pain, humiliation or animals.

The PC contained 26 literature files including 22 classified as “category four” on the CETS scale (sexual assault of children).

Police also found 39 literature files on a USB stick and 37 on an external hard drive.

Cawthorne, who was listed in police facts as having “thorough knowledge of computers, working for IBM for over 40 years”, pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing child abuse material.

The prosecution conceded a lot of the literature files were duplicated across the devices.

Cawthorne was given an eight-month suspended jail sentence when he appeared in court last Wednesday and was ordered to be of good behaviour.

 


 

 

NOTE

Jones is the former deputy principal at Woodridge State High School, in Logan, south of Brisbane.

He had worked at Education Queensland since 2004.

 

https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/teacher-sentenced-series-sexual-offences

Teacher sentenced for series of sexual offences

A 57-year-old man has today, Tuesday 22 August 2017, been sentenced in connection with a number of child sex offences.

Glyn Barrington Jones, formerly of Major Mitchell Drive, Brisbane, Australia, was charged in January 2016 by officers from Norfolk Constabulary’s Children Abuse Investigation Unit, with 13 offences including 11 counts of indecent assault and two of attempted indecent assault.

Jones pleaded guilty yesterday (Monday 21 August 2017) to seven of the indecent assaults. The other offences will remain on file.

The assaults started while he was a trainee and also took place while he was in post as a Physical Education teacher in Norfolk and Devon.  The offences he was convicted of relate to six female victims  and were committed between 1979 and 1996.  All the victims were aged 16 or under at the time.

When sentencing Jones to five years in prison, Judge Anthony Bate described his offences as having “an enduring impact” on the victims with Jones continuing to lead an “outwardly respectable life as a man of apparent good character” while in fact being a “clandestine sex offender since age of 19.”

Following today’s Norwich Crown Court appearance, Detective Constable Kim Taylor who headed the investigation, said: “Jones took complete advantage of his position of trust to encourage his victims to allow him to carry out sex offences having persuaded them that he was in an emotional relationship with them.

“I want to thank all the victims involved in this investigation for their bravery and patience while this case came to court.  Although by pleading guilty, he has prevented the victims from having to relive their ordeal through a trial, they should not have been in this position in the first place.

“This enquiry highlights how important we consider all allegations of abuse , non recent or current and should assure other victims of abuse that every report is fully investigated by Norfolk Constabulary, with specialist officers guiding victims through the process.”

Jones was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.