Posts Tagged ‘Burton’

Remorseless rapist threatened women with cattle prod during home invasions in Adelaide’s northern suburbs

  • Court Reporter Ken McGregor
  • The Advertiser
  • January 27, 2015 11:06AM

A “REMORSELESS” rapist who threatened women with a cattle prod during violent home invasions has been jailed for ten years.

Andrew Phillip Lindsay, 31, of Burton, had been found guilty of two counts of rape, robbery, assault, and one count each of serious criminal trespass and theft.

In sentencing today, District Court Judge Steven Millsteed said Lindsay had used a cattle prod to intimidate a mother before raping her while her 8-year-old daughter slept during a terrifying home invasion at Davoren Park in October 2012.

“You engaged in brazen home invasions. You and your accomplices terrorised the victims with weapons, including a cattle prod and stole property,” he said.

He said Lindsay had also used the cattle prod to commit another home invasion where he had kicked in the front door of a Smithfield house where a mother lived with her 11-year-old son.

“In both cases (the victims) were at home alone with their young children. They must have been desperately frightened for their children.

“Your conduct was grave, cowardly and despicable.”

Judge Millsteed said Lindsay had not shown a “drop of remorse or contrition” since DNA evidence pinned him as the culprit.

“Offences of this type are not only an outrage to the victims but also to the community in general.”

He sentenced Lindsay to ten years jail with a non-parole period of six years and six months.


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John Michael Forrest

Posted: October 31, 2012 by Serendipity in Location, South Australia

Jailed for sex absue of homeless youth

  • October 01, 2007 11:30PM

A MAN found guilty of sexually abusing a homeless teenage boy to satisfy his own desires was jailed for eight years today.

John Michael Forrest, 55, of Burton, was sentenced in the District Court after being found guilty in a trial without a jury of seven charges of unlawful sexual intercourse in January, 2004.

Sentencing Forrest, acting Judge Andrew Wilson told Forrest he had “very effectively, and to satisfy your own sexual desires, seduced your victim”.

Judge Wilson said the youth had spent time in a homeless shelter and was “vulnerable”.

“Your victim was an unwilling participant and must have been confused and frightened,” he said.

Judge Wilson said the offences were not out of character for Forrest, pointing out Forrest had been convicted of rape and indecent assault of a 12-and-a-half year-old boy in 1992.

Forrest received a suspended sentence for those crimes.

Judge Wilson ordered Forrest serve four-and-a-half years in jail for the latest offences before being eligible for parole.


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