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http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/teacher-banned-for-cyber-game/story-e6freomx-1225965414809

Teacher banned for cyber ‘game’

  • by: Tanya Chilcott
  • From: The Courier-Mail
  • December 03, 2010 11:00PM

A TEACHER who made an avatar – a computer alter ego – to interact inappropriately with a 12-year-old in a virtual world has been deregistered and banned for reapplying for four years.

Gregory Stark, 44, was also found by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) to have hugged and kissed the student inappropriately, sent her inappropriate text messages including one saying, “I love you so much it hurts”, and given her presents including mobile phone credit, CDs and poems.

In a written decision QCAT stated the student gave evidence Mr Stark’s avatar “engaged in sexualised behaviour with her avatar”.

“When questioned about this, Mr Stark was evasive; he consistently claimed he “did not know” whether his avatar was capable of such behaviour,” the written decision stated.

The tribunal also found he had encouraged the student to use a webcam when she was interacting online with him.

“The tribunal considers that the behaviour of Mr Stark is very serious,” QCAT wrote.

“He has admitted that he wanted his relationship with the student to continue after she left school.

“He accessed school records to obtain her home telephone number and address and visited the student at home during the holidays.

“He discouraged the student from telling others of his conduct because he knew it was inappropriate.”

The Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), which began an investigation into Mr Stark after it was informed by the Department of Education there was an investigation into his behaviour last October, told QCAT the teacher’s conduct represented “a campaign of grooming”.

The tribunal ordered Mr Stark’s teaching registration be cancelled and he be banned from reapplying for four years.

He was also ordered to obtain treatment from a registered psychologist within 12 months of reapplying for registration.

 

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http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/serial-molester-jailed-for-3rd-offence/2448443.aspx

Serial molester jailed for 3rd offence

BY NATASHA RUDRA

08 Feb, 2012 11:58 AM

A former hairdresser who sexually molested a 14-year-old girl at a cinema has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail.

Kimrae Fortaleza, 22, told the victim that she would “get used to the pain” as he forced his hand under her clothes and continued the assault despite the girl’s efforts to stop him.

The ACT Supreme Court heard that at the time of the offence in January 2010, Fortaleza was already on bail for more offences involving sex with underage girls in 2008 and 2009.

Fortaleza met the victim at a birthday party at the Phillip ice-skating rink and exchanged phone numbers with the girl, organising to meet up for a movie the next day.

The court heard Fortaleza then kissed the girl and touched her inappropriately during the movie, telling the girl he had lied about having a girlfriend and telling her she would get used to the pain of the assault.

Fortaleza pleaded guilty to one count of sexual intercourse with a child aged under 16.

He is already serving a prison sentence for the 2008 and 2009 charges of having sex with two other 14-year-old girls.

This morning Justice Hilary Penfold said the girl told of pain, ongoing difficulties at school and blunted emotions after the incident and said she felt dirty, weak and humiliated.

Justice Penfold said the earlier sex charges meant Fortaleza would have been aware that “the law frowned on” his actions when he molested the girl at the cinema and he still appeared to struggle with the idea that he had done anything wrong.

But she said he appeared to be genuinely remorseful about the impact of his actions on the victim and had empathy for the loneliness and hurt the girl had experienced.

Justice Penfold said reports tendered in court showed Fortaleza was significantly immature and had no grasp of sexual boundaries but was not a sexual predator.

She imposed a jail sentence of two and a half years, extending Fortaleza’s current prison term by 18 months to a total of eight years.

Fortaleza will be eligible for parole in August 2014.

 

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/crime-and-law/man-continued-assault-despite-pleas-to-stop/2382330.aspx

Man ‘continued assault despite pleas to stop’

BY NATASHA RUDRA

06 Dec, 2011 04:00 AM

A former hairdresser who sexually molested a 14-year-old girl at a Woden cinema continued the assault despite her pleas for him to stop, a court has heard.

Kimrae Fortaleza, 22, met the young girl at the Phillip pool in January last year and took the girl to see the special effects movie Avatar.

Halfway through the film he began touching and kissing her before forcing his hand up her skirt, resisting her attempts to pull his hand away.

The ACT Supreme Court heard yesterday the girl told Fortaleza he was hurting her and begged him to stop, saying she was 14 while he was 21 and had a girlfriend.

But Fortaleza simply replied, ”I lied,” and told the girl she would ”get used” to the pain of the assault.

Fortaleza is being sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of sexual intercourse with a child aged between 10 and 16.

He is already serving a prison term for sexually molesting two other girls, forming ”romantic relationships” with them when they were aged just 13 and 14.

He was already on bail for those offences when he molested the girl at Woden cinemas.

Fortaleza’s barrister Amanda Tonkin said her client was a naive, immature and unsophisticated young man who felt more comfortable with younger girls rather than women his own age, who were interested in nightclubs and partying. Ms Tonkin said Fortaleza did not recall the victim asking him to stop and did not realise she was unhappy with his sexual advances.

”He is a man who really has blurred sexual boundaries and … there is an absence of the sort of circumstances you might find where the complainant is encouraged to drink alcohol, to take drugs, is threatened, abused and the like,” she said.

”Mr Fortaleza simply took advantage of the complainant.”

But Crown prosecutor Kylie Weston-Scheuber argued that the gravity of the crime was increased because the victim was not consenting to the assault in any way.

She said the suggestion Fortaleza was naive was not borne out by the facts and it would have been clear to him from the previous sex charges that sexual activity with young girls was a serious offence.

Justice Hilary Penfold will hand down her sentence in February.

 

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/crime-and-law/im-14-youre-21-stop-assault-victim/2381589.aspx

‘I’m 14, you’re 21, stop’: assault victim

BY NATASHA RUDRA

05 Dec, 2011 01:57 PM

A former hairdresser who sexually assaulted a young girl at a Woden cinema refused to stop even though the victim begged him to, a court has heard.

Convicted sex offender Kimrae Fortaleza, 22, took the girl to see the special effects movie Avatar and began kissing and touching her halfway through the film.

He then forced his hand up her skirt, resisting her attempts to pull his hand away.

This morning ACT Supreme Court heard the girl told Fortaleza, “I’m 14, you’re 21, stop. You have a girlfriend.”

But Fortaleza replied, “I lied,” and told the girl she would get used to the pain he was causing her.

The young man is already serving a six-year jail term for sexually abusing two other girls after forming “relationships” with them when they were just 13 and 14.

He was on bail for the other offences when he molested the young girl at the cinema in January last year.

He has pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual intercourse with a child.

Fortaleza’s barrister told the court her client was a naïve and immature young man and had failed to realize the victim “was not happy about his advances”.

She said the incident was opportunistic and unplanned and Fortaleza felt genuine remorse for his actions.

But the Crown told the court that Fortaleza was aware that he was committing a serious crime because he had been charged with the earlier offences and was on bail at the time.

Justice Hilary Penfold will hand down her sentence in February.

 

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/crime-and-law/offender-told-girl-get-used-to-pain/2346711.aspx

Offender told girl: get used to pain

BY NATASHA RUDRA

04 Nov, 2011 04:00 AM

A man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old during a movie date told the girl that she would ”get used to” the pain he was causing her, a court has heard.

Convicted sex offender Kimrae Fortaleza, 22, is being sentenced in the ACT Supreme Court after pleading guilty to one count of sexual intercourse with a child aged between 10 and 16.

He is already serving a six-year jail term for sexually abusing two other young girls after forming ”romantic” relationships when they were aged just 13 and 14.

The court heard Fortaleza met the victim in January last year and they went to see a film at Woden.

During the movie, he touched the girl’s thigh and put his hand up her skirt before kissing her.

Fortaleza then forced his fingers up the teenager’s skirt, ignoring her attempts to pull him away.

When she told him to stop as he was hurting her, Fortaleza said she would get used to it.

The court heard the girl was ”shocked or frozen” when she left the cinema with Fortaleza after the movie but broke down later when she met a friend and told him something bad happened to her.

Yesterday the court heard Fortaleza had shown remorse.

The author of a pre-sentence report told the court that Fortaleza, a former hairdresser, came across as ”somewhat humbled”.

She said Fortaleza appeared genuinely remorseful for the isolation and loneliness that his victim felt after the sexual assault.

But she added the young man was immature and unable to empathise with the victim or realise that his actions had caused the teenager’s suffering.

The court heard Fortaleza did not appear to understand boundaries for appropriate sexual behaviour around underage girls.

The report author said the man was keen to participate in an adult sex offenders’ program in jail but agreed in cross-examination that Fortaleza wanted to finish the program so he could apply for a transitional release scheme at the jail.

Justice Hilary Penfold adjourned the sentencing hearing to later this month.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/10/07/2706958.htm

Man faces court over underage sex

Posted Wed Oct 7, 2009 11:32am AEDT

A 20-year-old Canberra man has appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court accused of having sex with two underage girls.

Police arrested Kimrae Fortaleza last night after searching his Banks house and seizing a computer and digital camera.

He has been charged with two counts of sexual intercourse with a young person.

Police allege Fortaleza had sex with a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl on separate occasions this year.

Magistrate Maria Doogan granted Fortaleza bail on the condition he does not contact or approach the girls.

He will return to court later this month.

 

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