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Age:  49  ( 2016 )

Location:   Gateshead, Newcastle, NSW

Offence:   Pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated assault and acts of indecency, and five counts of homosexual intercourse with a boy aged between 10 and 18

Sentence:   Sentenced to a jail term of 18 months.  He was released on parole on September 1, 2017 & will be supervised by probation and parole for a further 18 months.

Other:   The assaults took place at church youth group camps, at the boys’ home, in Brown’s car while he drove the boy home from Boys Brigade meetings.

 

 

 

 

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-13/brett-peter-cowan-has-a-lengthy-criminal-history/5318564

Brett Peter Cowan: Daniel Morcombe’s killer had long history of preying on children

Fri 14 Mar 2014, 7:50am

Daniel Morcombe’s killer Brett Peter Cowan is a serial predator with an extensive history of sexually abusing children.

The 44-year-year told an inquest into Daniel’s disappearance that by the time he turned 18 he had already preyed on up to 30 children.

He said his offending stretched back to when he was about nine or 10 years of age.

However, he was first convicted of a child sex offence in 1989 over the molestation of a seven-year-old boy in the public toilets of a Queensland playground.

He was sentenced to two years for indecent dealing.

Four years later while living in a Darwin caravan park, Cowan molested a six-year-old boy in a violent attack which left the child with a punctured lung.

Cowan left the boy to die in an old car in bushland before the naked, dazed and bleeding child staggered into a service station for help.

After initially denying any involvement in the attack, Cowan confessed after police told him they had found DNA evidence linking him to the crime.

In September 1993, Cowan pleaded guilty to gross indecency, grievous bodily harm and deprivation of liberty and was sentenced to seven years in jail.

After his release from prison on parole in 1998 he moved to the Sunshine Coast to be close to relatives and soon became involved in the Christian Outreach Church.

He met Tracey Moncrieff through the church and in 1999 they later married and had a child.

The couple were living in Beerwah at the time Daniel went missing. They divorced in 2004.

Cowan was an early suspect in Daniel’s disappearance and was first interviewed by police two weeks after the 13-year-old went missing. Officers interviewed him again in 2005.

For an unexplained reason, Cowan changed his name to Shaddo N-Unyah Hunter between 2003 and a 2011 inquest into Daniel’s disappearance, at which he was called to give evidence.

“I had nothing to do with Daniel’s disappearance, nothing at all,” he told the court.

However, shortly after Cowan’s appearance at the inquest he told undercover police officers that he picked Daniel up from a bus stop to “have fun” with him.

He told the officers, who were posing as criminal gang members, that he drove Daniel to a demountable building on a macadamia farm in a secluded bushland area in Beerwah with the intention of molesting him.

He said he invited Daniel in for a drink of water and tried to pull his pants down.

When Daniel said “Oh no” and began to struggle, Cowan said he choked him with his arm around his neck.

Cowan told the officers he disposed of Daniel’s body in an old sand mining area.

Daniel’s bone fragments were later found at the site.

Cowan was arrested and charged with Daniel’s murder in August 2011 and was found guilty in March 2014.

 

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Alfred Frank Cullen

Posted: October 23, 2012 by Serendipity in Queensland
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http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/child-abuser-to-be-freed-under-supervision-20100610-xz15.html

Child abuser to be freed under supervision

CHRISTINE FLATLEY

June 10, 2010

A youth group leader jailed for abusing young boys will be released into the community under a supervision order.

Alfred Frank Cullen, 61, was jailed for 12 years in 1998 after pleading guilty to 20 child sex offences.

The offences were committed between 1977 and 1991 and involved three boys aged between eight and 15 years.

Cullen assaulted the first boy after befriending him at a community youth group he was supervising.

He met the second boy at a caravan park and started to abuse the third boy after befriending the child’s parents.

Lawyers acting for Queensland Attorney-General Cameron Dick yesterday made an application to prevent Cullen being released later this month without an appropriate supervision order.

During the Brisbane Supreme Court application, it was revealed Cullen has satisfactorily completed a number of sexual offending rehabilitation courses while in jail.

A recent psychiatric assessment revealed he was a moderate risk of reoffending, but that he was now able to form adult relationships.

Justice Debbie Mullins ordered Cullen be released under a five-year supervision order.


 

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/convicted-pedophile-desmond-george-buckby-too-big-a-danger-for-release/story-e6freoof-1226071973544

Convicted pedophile Desmond George Buckby too big a danger for release

  • Tony Keim
  • From: The Courier-Mail
  • June 09, 2011 12:00AM

ONE of Queensland’s most dangerous convicted pedophiles – who breached a supervised release order when he was caught watching television with five children – is to remain behind bars indefinitely.

A Brisbane Supreme Court judge, in a just published decision, has ordered Vietnam veteran Desmond George Buckby to continue to be detained – despite having completed a decade-long prison term four years ago – because he was too great a risk of reoffending.

Justice John Byrne, in a six-page written decision, said there was “no practicable supervision order” that could “afford adequate protection to the community against the risk (Buckby) represents”.

The Courier-Mail in May last year revealed Buckby faced bleak prospects of ever being released when Justice Ann Lyons ordered his continued detention because of his “persistence for molesting young girls” and danger to the community.

Buckby, 63, was released from prison in April 2007 after spending more than 10 years behind bars for child sex offences – which included the sodomising of a 10-year-old girl.

He was detained again in December that year after Corrective Services officers found his neighbour’s five children watching a DVD inside his Townsville unit.

The contact with the children was a breach of a 40-point community release supervision order, which expressly prohibited the convicted pedophile from having any contact with children.

After his arrest, Buckby claimed the children were just friends and that in the past he had bought presents and cooked for them.

In December 2007, Justice Margaret White withdrew Buckby’s initial supervision order and instructed he be kept in custody “for an indefinite term for control, care and treatment”.

The order to detain Buckby under Queensland’s Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act was continued by Justice Deb Mullins in June 2009.

In May last year, Justice Lyons, in a 10-page decision, said Buckby’s failure to engage in rehabilitation and risk of re-offending was too great to release him under a supervision order.

“Psychiatric evidence unequivocally indicates that (Buckby) presents as a serious danger to the community in the absence of … (an) order,” she said.

“I consider that given (Buckby’s) failure to engage in rehabilitation, the persistence of his offending against pre-pubertal girls, his lack of insight into his offending as well as his persistent denial of some of his offending that he is not suitable for a supervision order.

“I do not consider that any conditions which could be imposed would adequately address the risk which (Buckby) poses.

In 2009, Justice Mullins was told Buckby had completed an introductory sexual offenders course, but refused to participate further, despite psychiatric recommendations to do so.

Last week’s decision by Justice Byrne to order Buckby’s on-going detention was part of the convicted sex offender’s entitlement to review of his case.

“No proposal was advanced on (Buckby’s) behalf which might involve a supervision order that had fair prospects of providing adequate protection to the community,” Justice Byrne said.

“It seems likely that any supervision order which was not so intensively supervised as to provide a real practical impediment could form a satisfactory basis for this mans release on supervision.”

 

http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2011/06/08/168341_local-news.html

Serial paedophile Desmond George Buckby to stay in jail

Melanie Petrinec

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

© The Cairns Post

A SERIAL paedophile who drugged and sexually abused two young girls at a Far Northern caravan park in 2003 has been deemed too dangerous to release back into the community.

Former Cairns man Desmond George Buckby, 63, will stay behind bars indefinitely after Attorney-General Paul Lucas successfully applied for a continuing detention order in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Buckby has served numerous jail terms across the country since 1981, including a four-year sentence imposed in Cairns District Court in 2004 for indecently dealing with two girls, aged 11 and 8, at a Cooktown caravan park. He was released from jail in May 2007 against recommendations from psychiatrists, but within five months, was put behind bars again for breaching his supervision order when authorities found him alone with five children in a Townsville unit.

In a decision published yesterday, Justice John Byrne said Buckby’s history of reoffending made it “tolerably clear” a supervision order was not enough to keep the community safe. “He remains … a very high risk of offending sexually against children if allowed back into the community,” Justice Byrne said.

Within a year of finishing a 10-year sentence for indecently dealing with numerous children, he abused and took explicit photos of the two girls at Cooktown, who had been permitted to stay in his caravan by their parents.

Buckby gave the children tablets telling them they were lollies and tests later revealed the girls had low levels of the insomnia drug Tamazepam in their systems.

He has refused to complete a high-intensity sex offender program since his arrest in 2007 and the Attorney-General has applied successfully each year since to keep him behind bars.

Child protection advocate Hetty Johnson, of Bravehearts, applauded the decision to keep Buckby in prison.

 

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/queensland/buckby-stripped-of-freedom-for-befriending-kids/2007/12/08/1196813062454.html

Buckby stripped of freedom for befriending kids

Christine Flatley | December 8, 2007 – 10:32AM

A serial paedophile found with five children at his Townsville unit will remain behind bars indefinitely.

A decision handed down in the Queensland Supreme Court yesterday strips Desmond George Buckby, 60, of his freedom and orders he “be detained in custody for an indefinite term for control, care and treatment”.

Buckby was released from prison in April after spending more than a decade behind bars for child sex crimes, including the sodomy of a 10-year-old girl.

He has a history of similar offences dating back to 1990.

Prior to his release, psychiatrists warned Buckby was at a high risk of re-offending.

He was, however, released under a 40-point supervision order that prohibited him from having any contact with children.

Just six months after his release he was re-arrested after officers from the Department of Corrective Services found his neighbour’s five children watching a DVD inside his unit at Townsville, in far north Queensland.

Buckby told the Supreme Court in Brisbane earlier this week that he simply wanted “to be friends” with the children, and that he regularly bought them presents and cooked for them.

Justice Margaret White yesterday rescinded the original supervision order made on April 12 and ordered Buckby remain behind bars.

Justice White stated that Buckby had “demonstrated bad judgment” by making friends with the neighbours’ children.

Justice White noted supervision orders only protected the community if the released prisoner was able to make value judgments about their own conduct.

Queensland Attorney-General Kerry Shine, who sought the continuing detention order, said the case proved the government’s supervision of sex offenders in the community was working.

“The good work of Queensland Corrective Services officers led to this man being caught before he could commit an offence against these children,” Mr Shine said in a statement.

“He has been in prison since being detained by Queensland Corrective Services officers when he was detected with the children in October.”

Mr Shine said the government would not tolerate breaches of supervision orders by sex offenders.

“If an offender is brought back before the court for breaching their supervision order then I will apply for them to be subject to a continuing detention order, as I have in this case,” he said.

“If the Supreme Court decides to release these offenders back into the community we will watch them like a hawk, they will be subject to strict conditions including electronic monitoring and a curfew.”

 

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UPDATE:   April 2014

Age:  52  (2014)

Location:  Lara  /  Barwon Prison  –  VIC

Offence:  Bavage pleaded guilty to rape, assault and criminal damage in the Geelong County Court.

Sentence:  Three years added to his jail term & must serve a total of 20 years before he is eligible

for parole.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-14/bavage-appeal/4071214?section=vic

Sex offender Bavage applies for reduced sentence

By Sarah Farnsworth

Posted June 14, 2012 17:37:39

One of Victoria’s worst sex offenders has acknowledged his crimes for the first time, in a bid to have his sentence reduced.

Jeffrey Bavage is serving a 27-year sentence for the sexual assault of five girls, including a seven-year-old as she slept at a Torquay caravan park in 2007.

Bavage’s crimes spanned a 30-year period and when he was jailed, the sentencing judge said he was everybody’s worst nightmare.

In the Victorian Court of Appeal, Bavage’s lawyer has argued his sentence should be “almost cut in half”, as it was manifestly excessive.

The families of his victims were in court to hear Bavage acknowledge his wrongdoings, despite having always protested his innocence.

The Office of Public Prosecution agreed the 21-year minimum jail term fell outside sentencing practices and said Bavage’s acknowledgement showed some glimmer of hope.

The court will hand down its decision next week.

 

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2009/08/25/97071_news.html

Sex predator appeals penalties while victims seek compo

Aleks Devic

August 25th, 2009

CHILD sex monster Jeffrey Bavage’s victims are suing him for compensation but they may not see a cent for more than 18 months after he lodged an appeal today.

The former Lara man was sentenced to 27 years in prison, with a minimum of 21, after he was found guilty of sexual assaults on five girls.

He was serving a suspended jail term when he set upon a seven-year-old girl in January 2007 at the Torquay Caravan Park.

Bavage committed violent sex attacks on children and teenagers for more than 30 years.

The County Court was told today there was a freeze on $87,000 of Bavage’s assets and that his victims wanted compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses and their legal fees.

Bavage’s lawyer, Avi Furstenber, said his client had appealed all five convictions and sentences and it would be unfair to order him to pay money to victims because his penalties could be quashed or a retrial ordered.

Judge Felicity Hampel said victims would be further traumatised if they were ordered to return the money back to Bavage if his appeals were successful.

But barrister Adam Hill, representing four victims, said delaying money to his clients would be unjust because Bavage was found guilty and his conviction and sentence stands while the application for compensation was made.

 

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2009/05/14/70101_news.html

Serial sex offender jailed for 27 years after Torquay child assault

May 14th, 2009

A SERIAL sex offender was yesterday sentenced to 27 years in jail for callous attacks against children.

Jeffrey Bavage, 47, formerly of Lara, was convicted in a series of Victorian County Court trials of 14 sexual offences over a 30-year period.

His offences included breaking into a caravan and molesting a seven-year-old girl who was sleeping next to her brothers at a Torquay caravan park.

He offered another of his victims, a 17-year-old girl, a lift to work in 2002 before “brutally” raping her by a creek north of Melbourne.

In a statement to the court, one of his victims said: “He took away my virginity at an age when I should have been playing with Barbie dolls.”

Victorian County Court judge Felicity Hampel described Bavage as “manipulative and cruel”.

“What you did to these children represents everyone’s worst nightmare,” Judge Hampel said.

“The offences were all brazen. You took advantage of children, sleeping in the family home or campsite.”

She said Bavage’s offending was clearly at the “high end of seriousness”.

It was conduct such as Bavage’s that led parents to view their friends and neighbours with suspicion, the judge said.

Judge Hampel said Bavage had a “high risk” of re-offending.

The court heard Bavage had 95 previous convictions from 28 court appearances.

Outside court, one victim, who cannot be identified, said the community was now safe from Bavage “for a very long time”.

“I just felt that he should be held accountable for what he has done. I was the victim and now I have come forward and now I have come out on top,” she said.

“I don’t feel anything for him – he is a monster.”

The victim had earlier spoken her mind as Bavage left court.

“I said there is (sic) no more girls where you are going, no little girls, they are all safe now,” she said.

Many of Bavage’s victims went to police following media publicity surrounding his arrest over the Torquay assault, the court heard.

Bavage must serve a minimum of 21 years before being eligible for parole.

He has already served 839 days in custody.

 

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25379800-661,00.html

Multiple rapist assaulted seven-year-old girl in caravan park

Shelley Hadfield

April 24, 2009 02:55pm

A SEX offender who assaulted a seven-year-old girl in a caravan park should be jailed for at least 20 years, a court has been told.

Jeffrey Peter Bavage, 47, has been found guilty of sexual assaults on five girls in four trials since September.

One of the victims, who was assaulted from the age of seven to 11, told the County Court today: “He took away my virginity at an age when I should have been playing with barbie dolls.”

Bavage has 95 prior convictions from 28 court appearances between 1980 and 2006, including a raft of sex offences.

In the recent trials he has been found guilty of 14 offences.

But Bavage still denies the offences.

He appeared in the County Court today for a pre-sentence hearing.

Prosecutor Brendan Kissane told the court that the offence against a seven-year-old girl at a Torquay caravan park in 2007 was gratuitous and hideous.

The little girl was asleep when Bavage entered the caravan annex. She awoke to find Bavage committing an indecent act with her.

Bavage was also found guilty of raping a 17-year-old girl, raping a 13-year-old girl and the ongoing sexual assault of two girls over almost six years.

Mr Kissane said Bavage should be jailed for 23 to 26 years, with a non-parole period of 20 to 23 years.

But Bavage’s barrister Nick Papas said such a sentence would be crushing.

He suggested a maximum of 17 to 21 years, with a parole period of five years.

The court heard Bavage has a brain injury which contributes to impulsive tendancies.

Bavage was found guilty of six counts of indecent assault on a girl under 16, two counts of rape and one each of carnal knowledge of a girl under 10, sexual penetration of a child, attempted indecent assault, false imprisonment, aggravated burglary and indecent act with a child under 16.

Judge Felicity Hampel will sentence Bavage on May 13.

 

http://www.watoday.com.au/national/child-sex-trials-completed-20090317-911q.html

Child sex trials completed

  • Sarah-Jane Collins
  • March 17, 2009

ONE of Victoria’s worst sex offenders has been convicted of sexually assaulting children as young as seven in a string of trials that wrapped up in the County Court this week.

Jeffrey Peter Bavage, 47, was arrested in 2007 over an assault on a seven-year-old girl in a caravan park in Torquay.

Following the publicity the case attracted, several other victims contacted police, leading to Bavage being charged with sexual offences spanning three decades.

At the time, detectives from the Victorian sexual crimes squad said he was possibly one of the worst sex offenders in Victoria.

In the past six months, Bavage has faced four trials, but the results have been suppressed pending the outcome of the final trial.

Yesterday, the suppression order was lifted.

Judge Felicity Hampel remanded Bavage in custody for a pre-sentence hearing on April 8.

 

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http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2007/09/22/7089_news.html

Child stalkers jailed

Michaela Farrington

22Sep07

TWO men with multiple prior convictions for child sex offences were sentenced to nine months’ jail yesterday for stalking a young boy in Barwon Heads.

Anthony Anders, 50, of Lauriston Reservoir Rd, Kyneton, and Lance De Jong, 46, of Silverland Rd, had pleaded not guilty in Geelong County Court to one count each of stalking.

A jury convicted the pair after hearing evidence that they set up camp near the toilet block at Barwon Heads Caravan Park during the 2005/2006 summer school holidays and photographed children as they went to and from the building.

Handing down sentence yesterday, Judge Felicity Hampel described their behaviour as “deliberate, persistent, calculating and, in the circumstances, predatory.”

She said there was “real risk” the men would reoffend.

Judge Hampel said Anders and De Jong, who met in prison, were on parole at the time of their stalking offence, after serving lengthy sentences for multiple sex offences committed on children.

She said Anders’ prior convictions dated back to 1983 and included three separate sentences for child sex offences, including sexual penetration of a male child.

His most recent conviction was in 1995, she said, when he was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years’ jail for multiple offences, including eight counts of sexual penetration of a child, five counts of an indecent act with a child, two counts of indecent assault and three counts of procuring a child for an objectionable film.

Judge Hampel said De Jong had twice been sentenced for child sexual offences since 1996.

His most recent conviction in 1998 included eight counts of sexual penetration of a child aged between 10 and 16, two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 10 and six counts of indecent assault. He had been sentenced to eight years’ jail for the offences.

Judge Hampel said Anders’ and De Jong’s actions clearly distressed the young boy who they photographed several times over four days.

She said the boy had cried when he gave evidence against the men and described running away to avoid being photographed.

 

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2007/09/20/7007_news.html

Caravan park snappers guilty of stalking

Karen Matthews

20Sep07

TWO convicted sex offenders who met in prison and spent a camping holiday together at Barwon Heads have been found guilty of stalking a young boy.

Anthony Anders, 50, of Lauriston Reservoir Rd, Kyneton, and Lance De Jong, 46, of Silverlane Rd, Croydon, had pleaded not guilty in Geelong County Court to one count each of stalking.

Evidence was given during the trial that Anders and De Jong set up camp near the toilet block at Barwon Heads Caravan Park over the 2005/2006 summer holiday season.

They then proceeded to take photographs of children in the camp including an 11-year-old boy as he walked to and from the toilet and rode his bike around the park.

The two men, both serious sex offenders, were on parole at the time of the offending.

Yesterday a jury returned its verdict of guilty in both cases.

During his plea, John Lavery, for Anders said it was De Jong who had taken the photos and that although Anders was present and aware of what was going on, he did not physically aid and abet De Jong.

Mr Lavery said his client was on parole at the time of the offending, that his parole had been cancelled as a result and his earliest possible release date now was June 2008.

Mr Lavery submitted that, having regard to all the circumstances, his client should be considered for a suspended sentence.

Terry Sullivan, for De Jong, said his client’s parole had also been cancelled and his earliest release date was November 2008.

Mr Sullivan said De Jong had served a lengthy jail sentence and knew the significance of going to jail.

“In my respectful submission a suspended sentence should be held in abeyance until the completion of parole and that it then take place from the time of release,” he said.

“If not a suspended sentence, then I would submit a jail sentence under 12 months that does not require a non-parole period.”

Judge Felicity Hampel will hand down sentence on both men at 10am tomorrow.


 

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2007/09/22/7089_news.html

Child stalkers jailed

Michaela Farrington

22Sep07

TWO men with multiple prior convictions for child sex offences were sentenced to nine months’ jail yesterday for stalking a young boy in Barwon Heads.

Anthony Anders, 50, of Lauriston Reservoir Rd, Kyneton, and Lance De Jong, 46, of Silverland Rd, had pleaded not guilty in Geelong County Court to one count each of stalking.

A jury convicted the pair after hearing evidence that they set up camp near the toilet block at Barwon Heads Caravan Park during the 2005/2006 summer school holidays and photographed children as they went to and from the building.

Handing down sentence yesterday, Judge Felicity Hampel described their behaviour as “deliberate, persistent, calculating and, in the circumstances, predatory.”

She said there was “real risk” the men would reoffend.

Judge Hampel said Anders and De Jong, who met in prison, were on parole at the time of their stalking offence, after serving lengthy sentences for multiple sex offences committed on children.

She said Anders’ prior convictions dated back to 1983 and included three separate sentences for child sex offences, including sexual penetration of a male child.

His most recent conviction was in 1995, she said, when he was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years’ jail for multiple offences, including eight counts of sexual penetration of a child, five counts of an indecent act with a child, two counts of indecent assault and three counts of procuring a child for an objectionable film.

Judge Hampel said De Jong had twice been sentenced for child sexual offences since 1996.

His most recent conviction in 1998 included eight counts of sexual penetration of a child aged between 10 and 16, two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 10 and six counts of indecent assault. He had been sentenced to eight years’ jail for the offences.

Judge Hampel said Anders’ and De Jong’s actions clearly distressed the young boy who they photographed several times over four days.

She said the boy had cried when he gave evidence against the men and described running away to avoid being photographed.

 

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2007/09/20/7007_news.html

Caravan park snappers guilty of stalking

Karen Matthews

20Sep07

TWO convicted sex offenders who met in prison and spent a camping holiday together at Barwon Heads have been found guilty of stalking a young boy.

Anthony Anders, 50, of Lauriston Reservoir Rd, Kyneton, and Lance De Jong, 46, of Silverlane Rd, Croydon, had pleaded not guilty in Geelong County Court to one count each of stalking.

Evidence was given during the trial that Anders and De Jong set up camp near the toilet block at Barwon Heads Caravan Park over the 2005/2006 summer holiday season.

They then proceeded to take photographs of children in the camp including an 11-year-old boy as he walked to and from the toilet and rode his bike around the park.

The two men, both serious sex offenders, were on parole at the time of the offending.

Yesterday a jury returned its verdict of guilty in both cases.

During his plea, John Lavery, for Anders said it was De Jong who had taken the photos and that although Anders was present and aware of what was going on, he did not physically aid and abet De Jong.

Mr Lavery said his client was on parole at the time of the offending, that his parole had been cancelled as a result and his earliest possible release date now was June 2008.

Mr Lavery submitted that, having regard to all the circumstances, his client should be considered for a suspended sentence.

Terry Sullivan, for De Jong, said his client’s parole had also been cancelled and his earliest release date was November 2008.

Mr Sullivan said De Jong had served a lengthy jail sentence and knew the significance of going to jail.

“In my respectful submission a suspended sentence should be held in abeyance until the completion of parole and that it then take place from the time of release,” he said.

“If not a suspended sentence, then I would submit a jail sentence under 12 months that does not require a non-parole period.”

Judge Felicity Hampel will hand down sentence on both men at 10am tomorrow.

 

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