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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.



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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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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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In 2010, Andrews was the Australian Democrats candidate in the seat of Sturt, SA. He withdrew from the federal election after admitting to a Channel 7 news reporter that he had been convicted of trying to procure a child for sex over the internet.

Bond imposed over internet sex bid

Posted Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:17pm AEST

A disabled man who tried to arrange sexual contact with teenage boys on the internet has been given a good behaviour bond.

Darren James Andrews, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of communicating to make a child amenable to sexual activity.

The District Court in Adelaide heard he advertised on a dating website, clearly seeking meetings with boys for sexual purposes.

He arranged two meetings – one with a boy, 15, and the other with a police officer posing as a boy, but did not turn up to either.

The court heard Andrews suffers from a physical disability and learning disabilities and lives with his mother.

The judge suspended his six-month non-parole term and put him on a three-year good behaviour bond.


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Sentenced to nearly five years behind bars for maintaining an unlawful sexual relationship with a 15-year-old he met while playing a game called Left 4 Dead in 2018.

Adelaide online predator jailed


November 14, 2014, 4:25 pm

An Adelaide man who groomed a 14-year-old girl for a sexual relationship through an online game has been jailed.

Roy Jonas drove from his home in Adelaide to Melbourne to meet the girl after exchanging intimate details with her online.

The pair engaged in sexual acts in the 41-year-old’s car and in a hotel room during the trip in May 2013.

The pair maintained their sexual relationship for two months, the Victorian County Court heard.

Judge Mark Dean said Jonas took advantage of the girl’s troubled past to strike up a sexual relationship with her.

“You were significantly older than her, and were aware that she was vulnerable and confused,” he told Jonas on Friday.

“You were also aware that she had a disrupted home life and did not have the support of her parents.”

Jonas pleaded guilty to committing an indecent act with a child under 16 and two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 16.

Judge Dean sentenced him to three-and-a-half years in prison, of which he must serve two years before becoming eligible for parole.


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Adelaide ex-teacher avoids jail for second child pornography offence

By Loukas Founten


A former Adelaide teacher who lost his job nearly 20 years ago for possessing child pornography has been given a three-year suspended sentence for a similar offence.

In 1997, James Charles Willis lost his job and was fined $3,000 after pleading guilty to possessing 28 items of child pornography.

On August 15 last year, Federal Police searched his home and seized USB sticks, DVDs and magazines, many of which were classified as containing low-level child pornography.

District Court Judge Paul Muscat said Willis, 69, had shown a disturbing lack of appreciation for the harm caused to children by his “insidious and vile crime”.

This was despite being a “respected teacher” whose employment was terminated following his last conviction.

“It is clear that your previous experience with the courts has not deterred you from having an interest in child pornography,” Judge Muscat said.

Willis pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.

He was jailed for 22 months with a nine-month non-parole period but was given a suspended sentence bond for three years.

Teacher claims an interest in Greek art

Judge Muscat said the recent material contained 165 images, 10 movies and six magazines depicting boys aged between 14 and 16 in erotic poses with no sexual activity.

“You participated in an interview with the police where you sought to justify your possession of the child pornography material,” he said.

“You stated to the police and the psychologists that you find pictures of naked boys in their late teens ‘beautiful’.

“You have described your interest in naked adolescent boys as ‘equivalent to the Greek ideal’, and by that I understand you to mean the perfect body image of a male, as depicted in Greek sculpture and classical art.”

Willis denied that he gained any sexual arousal or attraction to the images of naked boys.

Judge ‘anguished’ over sentence

Judge Muscat said he “anguished over” whether or not to suspend the sentence.

He told Willis that “what tipped the scaled in (his) favour” was his remorse and accepted that he was “in need of professional help to deal with unhealthy sexual desires”.

As part of his three-year good behaviour bond, Willis must seek treatment as directed by a corrections officer who will oversee his rehabilitation while on the bond.

“In the end I have exercised my discretion to allow you to remain within the community and receive treatment there,” Judge Muscat said.

“I have given you the chance to stay out of prison, but I think you know well enough that if you do not accept this opportunity that you will have to go to jail and you are old enough and certainly intelligent enough to know that you must not commit a crime like this again, and you must seek treatment for your attraction to child pornography material.

“I think you know now that viewing this material is just as vile and evil as if you touched the children in those images.”


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