http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-23/teacher-with-stocking-fetish-jailed-for-five-years/8552010

Music teacher with stocking fetish jailed for five years for indecently recording students

By Joanna Menagh

Posted 23 May 2017, 5:58pm

A music teacher with a fetish for stockings has been sentenced to five years’ jail for indecently recording dozens of his young students at West Australian schools.

Christopher Ryan Jones, 32, mostly used an app on his mobile phone to secretly record the 40 female victims, who were aged between six and 15, over a three-year period.

Many of the recordings were made during music classes or at recess at the schools in WA’s south and south east where he was teaching.

He also admitted to indecently recording a six-year-old girl in a supermarket and an 11-year-old at a scout jamboree.

Jones was caught when he left one of his phones at school and a teacher discovered the recordings and reported him to the deputy principal.

A search of his home then uncovered thousands of child exploitation images on electronic devices.

The District Court was told Jones had a fetish for stockings and tights, and the recordings focused on the girls’ legs and upper thighs.

He later transferred them onto a computer and viewed them for his own sexual gratification.

On two occasions he set up a hidden camera in a school storeroom and recorded students changing their clothing.

Offences ‘cunning’ but not worst of their kind, judge says

Chief Judge Kevin Sleight said those offences involved “some planning” and were particularly “cunning”.

He also said that over time, Jones had become more “confident and brazen” because he had regularly placed his phone on the ground to record the victims’ legs.

Judge Sleight said Jones’ offences were serious because they had the effect of undermining the confidence parents have in schools and made it more difficult for male teachers to be trusted.

However, he said Jones’ offending was “far from the worst of its kind” saying he had not touched his victims who were mostly fully clothed with their legs covered by the tights or stockings.

Judge Sleight also took into account Jones’ pleas of guilty to the 60 charges against him, saying it had avoided the need for 40 children to come to court to give evidence.

Jones will have to serve three years before he can be released on parole.

With time already served, his earliest release date is August next year.

 

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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.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-14/canberra-lecturer-sentence-rape-indecent-assault/8710104

Former University of Canberra lecturer Arthur Hoyle jailed for rape, indecent assault

By Elizabeth Byrne

Updated about 10 hours ago

Former University of Canberra law lecturer Arthur Hoyle has been sentenced to four years in jail for raping one student and committing acts of indecency against three others.

Hoyle, 67, was found guilty in April of raping one student and indecently assaulting others that he lured to his office under the pretence of plagiarism meetings.

During Friday’s hearing, his lawyer Kieren Ginges said: “It’s a horrendous offence.”

“If there’s sexual intercourse without consent then it’s a severe breach of personal liberty and rights, and it does traumatise people for life.”

He also said there was no violence involved and the offences were at the lower end of the spectrum.

In sentencing, Justice Michael Elkaim noted the vulnerability of the students and that Hoyle had abused a position of trust.

He also rejected suggestions Hoyle’s offending was a product of any mental impairment or brain disease.

“He was in a position of authority, trust and influence,” Justice Elkaim said.

“He abused this position.”

In all, five women came forward with complaints about Hoyle, which included claims he inappropriately touched and tried to kiss them.

Hoyle was suspended from the university in April 2015 when the complaints were raised.

Three of his victims, all international students, wrote letters to Justice Elkaim, that were read out in court last month.

One victim said she remained too upset to talk to anyone about what happened to her.

“My husband didn’t know about the incident and I had to lie about why the police and [prosecutors] contacted me,” the court heard.

“I will never tell my family, my husband or anyone in the future.”

Hoyle will serve a non-parole period of two and a half years, and will be eligible for release in 2019.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-17/uc-sexual-assault-victim-too-sacred-to-tell-family/8534178

University of Canberra sexual assault victim says her husband ‘still doesn’t know’ about incident

By Ewan Gilbert

Posted 17 May 2017, 5:40pm

The victims of a former University of Canberra law lecturer found guilty of rape and indecent assault have described their ongoing horror to the ACT Supreme Court.

Last month, Arthur Marshall Hoyle, 67, was found guilty of raping one student and indecently assaulting others that he lured to his office under the pretence of plagiarism meetings.

The court heard one of the students was raped by the lecturer in his office while having a discussion about alleged plagiarism.

Three of his victims, all international students, wrote letters to Justice Michael Elkaim about how the case had affected them.

Each asked for their statements to be read aloud in the court today.

One victim said she remained too upset to talk to anyone about what happened to her.

“My husband didn’t know about the incident and I had to lie about why the police and [prosecutors] contacted me,” the court heard.

“I will never tell my family, my husband or anyone in the future.”

The court heard another victim feared to go to university following the incident.

“I started asking myself if I had made a mistake to choose to study at the University of Canberra,” the victim wrote.

“I started thinking that Asian students are being treated unfairly in the university and Arthur was being racist.

“I couldn’t believe a professor would have ever been so sleazy and disrespectful to students.”

A third victim wrote she often felt depressed and cried for no reason.

“I don’t sleep well — about four hours at night,” the woman said.

“I become angry easily and quarrel with my boyfriend. I just want this matter to be over and go on with my life.”

Hoyle was suspended from the university in April 2015 when the allegations were raised by the victims.

Hoyle is due to be sentenced later this year.

 

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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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UPDATE:  JULY 2017

Shen has been given a three-year jail term. He will be in jail until at least July 26, 2020.

 

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4663750/massage-victims-sickened/?cs=11

Massage victims sickened

15 May 2017, 5 p.m.

A CHINESE masseur who sexually assaulted 14 female customers abused one of the women in front of her young daughter and another in front of her son.

Many of Xiawen Shen’s victims told police they felt scared, sick, and unable to ask the 45-year-old to stop the abuse.

Shen, who also calls himself “Jack”, has admitted to indecently assaulting the women between February 2016 to January.

The Chinese national begged one of the victims not to report him to the police.

He told the woman he was sorry after rubbing her breasts and groin last March, but then told her she should “relax and enjoy the good things in life”.

“I’m very sorry,” he told her.

“I have never done anything like this before.

“I really like you”.

During one of the assaults, at the Royal Hands Chinese Massage in West End Plaza last November, Shen told a woman that she should eat more Chinese food before rubbing his hands near her vagina.

He then offered to attend her home, cook for her, and asked for her address.

She later told police she was “tense, scared, and hated the entire massage.”

The following month, Shen spoke quietly in hushed tones to another woman before brushing his penis on her hand and grinding his crotch into her arm and rubbing his hands up her thighs.

Other women had their genitals rubbed after Shen told them to remove their underwear.

He held one woman down using his body weight.

The 45-year-old offered to perform sexual acts on one of the customers, and she repeatedly declined.

He would later claim the woman had wanted him to touch her, and claimed she had enjoyed it, but agreed it was inappropriate and unprofessional.

Most incidents occurred at the Royal Hands, but some occurred at Balance Chinese Massage in the Albury Myer shopping centre.

In most cases, Shen had asked the women to strip to their underwear

The incidents came to an end when his last victim reported Shen after he pulled down her underwear and rubbed his hands near her groin.

Shen was charged and more victims came forward to report similar experiences.

He was banned from performing any form of massage.

He faced the Albury Local Court on Monday and will be sentenced on July 27.

 

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Ex-firefighter avoids prison despite having ‘worst child abuse material’ police officer had ever seen

By Georgia Hitch

Updated yesterday at 3:24pm

A former Darwin fire commander has escaped jail time for possessing what police described as some of the worst child abuse videos they had ever seen.

Andrew Stenhouse, 58, also known as Joe, pleaded guilty to possessing eight child abuse videos, with two rated in the worst category of child abuse material and the other six in the second most severe category.

Justice Peter Barr told the court the worst category included depictions of “torture, cruelty or abuse of children” and the second-worst category included “penetrative sexual activity between adults and children”.

He also said one police investigator had described the material as the “worst example of child abuse material” they had seen and found it “difficult and distressing” to view.

But Stenhouse walked free from court after Justice Barr reduced his sentence from 12 months to nine months for cooperating with investigations and pleading guilty at an early stage.

The nine-month sentence was then fully suspended.

Attempt by Stenhouse ‘to seek emotional respite’

The court heard Stenhouse had downloaded other files containing child abuse material that had been deleted from his hard drive and could not be recovered by police.

Justice Barr said in a psychiatric evaluation Stenhouse had said he viewed the child abuse videos and other material – objects being blown up and people being killed – in an attempt to seek “emotional respite”.

The court heard at the time Stenhouse was concerned about health issues after being diagnosed with a high level of PFOS – a controversial chemical previously used in firefighting foam currently being investigated by Australian and international authorities.

Stenhouse was also affected by a fatal accident that occurred between an aviation firetruck and a car which occurred on his watch as commander.

“I fail to understand how the type of material referred to in the facts [or] videos of things being blown up and people being killed could possibly have given you any possible emotional respite,” Justice Barr said.

But he said there was no evidence Stenhouse had a psychosocial disorder or sought sexual gratification by watching the videos.

Shame and embarrassment to act as deterrent

Justice Barr also said he took into account that Stenhouse had not paid for the videos, had a low amount of them, had deleted them after watching them and had stopped accessing them at the time of his arrest.

“You had not accessed child abuse material for some two months prior to the police search last year,” he said.

“You were no longer an active participant in this activity.”

Justice Barr also told the court “the shame and embarrassment [Stenhouse] experienced … and [his] public humiliation subsequently” would also act as deterrents.

Stenhouse will be subject to ongoing reporting and supervision under the Child Protection Act.

 

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UPATE:  JULY 2017

Lester ‘Sooty’ Mills has been sentenced in Wollongong District Court to almost three years jail. He will be required to serve half his sentence before he is eligible for release on parole in October 2018.

 

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4632676/disgraced-fourth-reich-bikie-pleads-guilty-to-child-sex-abuse/

Former Fourth Reich bikie Lester Mills confesses to sexual abuse of underage girl

Shannon Tonkin
1 May 2017, 5:55 p.m.

A Brownsville man who indecently assaulted an underage girl at his home in 2015 has been identified in court as Lester ‘Sooty’ Mills, a convicted paedophile and former member of the Fourth Reich outlaw motorcycle gang.

Mills, a long time associate of the Albion Park-based club, touched the girl’s genitals then video-taped her in her school uniform one afternoon in September 2015 when she was at his house with a family member.

He also put $100 on the kitchen table and told the girl he’d give it to her if she came back to the house on another day and “stayed for an hour”.

The girl disclosed the incident to her family that afternoon and the incident was reported to police. Mills was arrested and charged the following day.

His criminal history reveals it was the second time Mills had abused underage children. In the early 2000s, he was sentenced to three years’ jail for similar offences against a child under the age of 10.

Meantime, a month after Mills’ 2015 arrest, specialist police carried out a controversial raid on the Fourth Reich’s Albion Park headquarters during a charity bike show in which officers were recorded telling people they were supporting a club that “has members that sexually assault kids”.

Club lawyer Bill Whitby confirmed that the club had stripped Mills of his membership after the 2015 charges were laid.

Mills had been due to stand trial on those charges in Wollongong District Court this week, however entered pleas of guilty on Monday morning.

He did not oppose a Crown application to revoke his bail, with his lawyer saying her client conceded he would be facing full-time prison when he is sentenced on July 7.

 

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