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Wakeman has faced Newcastle Local Court charged with aggravated break and enter and assault with intent to commit sexual assault of a 85-year-old victim at Edgeworth. There was no application for bail and a mental health assessment was ordered. He was arrested at Cameron Park.

Stefan Neil Thomas Wakeman jailed for violent assault at Cardiff store

By Gabriel Wingate-Pearse

Oct. 22, 2014, 10 p.m.

A YOUNG woman behind the counter of a Cardiff convenience store thought she was being kidnapped when she was dragged out of the shop by her hair by a 51-year-old man.

Stefan Neil Thomas Wakeman entered the store and bought a litre of milk before asking where the coffee was kept at about 4pm on a Saturday in April.

When the woman took him to the appropriate shelf he took out a wrench and bashed her over the head with it.

He put his hand over her mouth and told her to shut up before dragging her towards the front of the store, Newcastle Local Court heard on Wednesday.

Wakeman, who has spent more than 18 years of his adult life behind bars, pleaded guilty to the crime just before it went to a hearing.

He has been in custody since his arrest the day after the attack on April 19.

Magistrate Robert Stone described the assault as very violent.

‘‘You could only imagine the significant amount of fear that she (the victim) would have felt as a result of this incident,’’ Magistrate Stone said.

It was agreed that there was a certain amount of planning involved given that Wakeman entered the store armed with a wrench or spanner, the court heard.

He initially denied the charges saying the woman spat at him but CCTV footage was found to be ‘‘entirely inconsistent’’ with his version of events.

Wakeman has spent more time in jail than out of jail during the 28 years since June, 1986.

He was jailed in 2003 for nine years for raping a 14-year-old girl at Broadmeadow.

With a non-parole period of one year and eight months he will be eligible for release on parole on December 19, 2015.


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Wall successfully appealed against the severity of a weekend jail order for having child pornography on his computer equipment. Judge Warwick Andrew confirmed the conviction but set aside the weekend jail order. He substituted a suspended 12-month jail sentence with the condition he undertake psychological treatment for the whole term.


Wall – Gregory Raymond - NH - 2005-8-12.  Newcastle Herald – 12th August 2005 – Page 5


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Posted: April 6, 2014 by Serendipity in NSW
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Child sex offender Wadie Farid Haddad ‘was mentally ill’


15 Jun, 2011 12:00 AM

DEREGISTERED doctor and convicted child sex offender Wadie Farid Haddad was described yesterday as “the stranger that we warn our children about” before being told he could be released in seven months.

Newcastle District Court Judge Peter Berman said he reduced Haddad’s minimum sentence to two years and three months because of the severe mental illness the former GP was suffering when he sexually assaulted the 13-year-old in Charlestown library’s disabled toilets in October 2009.

With time already served, Haddad will be eligible for release on January 22 next year with his maximum term of 4? years expiring in April 2014.

Haddad, who turned 63 yesterday, was deregistered as a GP in 1994 after being charged with fondling the genitals and performing a sex act on a patient in Sydney.

On October 21, 2009, Haddad had attempted to befriend the 13-year-old boy outside the library before telling him “if you give me a little favour I will give you money”.

The Egyptian immigrant then grabbed the boy on the genitals before taking him into the toilets where he performed a sex act on the teenager.

Haddad was arrested two days later and has been in jail ever since.

He pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse with a child aged between 10 and 14 and asked the court to take into account a further allegation that he made the boy place his hand on Haddad’s genitals.

The court heard Haddad suffered from bipolar disorder, had a long history of psychotic episodes and had spent time in psychiatric hospitals in the lead up to the offence.

“I feel extremely guilty and I have a lot of remorse for the victim and his family and the close people around him and for my family as well,” Haddad said yesterday through a French interpreter.

Judge Berman described the attack as “a most serious offence” and that Haddad had “no doubt … caused harm to [the victim]”.

“He was the stranger that we warn our children about,” Judge Berman said.

But Judge Berman said that although the offence would normally attract a long jail term, he was forced to take into account Haddad’s mental state at the time of the offence when passing judgment.

Judge Berman said he could not say Haddad was unlikely to reoffend upon release but identified that the offender was “doing well” in keeping up with medication in prison.

Deregistered doctor jailed for sexually assaulting boy


14 Jun, 2011 01:22 PM

A deregistered doctor who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy in a Lake Macquarie library was today sentenced to a maximum four-and-a-half years jail.

Wadie Farid Haddad, who turned 63 today, will be eligible for parole in January next year.

He pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse with a child aged between 10 and 14 after he met the boy outside Charlestown library and enticed him into a toilet.

Newcastle District Court judge Peter Berman said Haddad had been suffering from a severe mental illness at the time of the offence.

Haddad has been in custody since his arrest on October 23, 2009, two days after he assaulted the boy.

Doctor admits to sex acts in library

23 Mar, 2011 04:00 AM

A DEREGISTERED doctor pleaded guilty yesterday to sexually assaulting a boy in a disabled toilet at Charlestown Library.

Wadie Farid Haddad, 62, struck up a conversation with the 13-year-old boy near the library before enticing him into the bathroom after 5pm on October 21, 2009, a statement of facts tendered to Newcastle District Court said.

During the conversation, Haddad told the boy that he was a doctor and tried to obtain personal details from the boy such as his phone number.

The boy gave a false number and later told police that he felt pressured into going into the toilet with Haddad because he ‘‘thought [Haddad] was gunna bash me or something’’.

Haddad was meant to stand trial this week on numerous child sex offences but he changed his pleas to guilty yesterday.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

The statement said that Haddad, of Blue Gum Circuit, Mount Hutton, told the boy they were going to be friends before showing him a stethoscope.

He touched the boy outside the library and told the boy: ‘‘If you give me a little favour then I will give you money.’’

Once they were inside the toilet, Haddad took his clothes off before performing acts on the boy.

The boy asked library staff to contact police as soon as he left the toilet and a staff member recognised Haddad.

Haddad remains in custody.

Deregistered doctor to stand trial over child sexual assault

Posted November 4, 2010 06:56:00

A deregistered doctor has been committed to stand trial in the Newcastle District court, charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy at Charlestown.

62 year old Wadi Farid Haddad of Mount Hutton, who is on a sex offenders register, is alleged to have assaulted a 13-year-old boy in a toilet at the front of Charlestown library in October last year.

The deregistered doctor is facing 12 charges including aggravated sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and sexual intercourse with a person aged between 10 and 14 years.

Haddad has not entered a plea to the charges.

Magistrate Elaine Truscott remanded him in custody and committed him to stand trial in the Newcastle District court.

Haddad is due to reappear in court next Thursday.

Struck-off doctor assaulted boy in Charlestown library toilet: court


27/10/2009 4:00:00 AM

A DEREGISTERED doctor, who is on the sex offenders’ register, faced court yesterday accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at Charlestown library.

Wadi Farid Haddad, 61, was refused bail in Newcastle Local Court before his case was adjourned to December.

He allegedly tried to befriend the boy outside the library last Wednesday before ordering the boy in to a toilet near the library’s front entrance, a police statement said.

The boy feared he would be assaulted if he didn’t do what he was told and had yelled for help to a woman when he was outside the library.

Haddad allegedly told the woman not to worry and said the boy was joking.

Haddad also allegedly asked for the boy’s name and told him: “If you do me a favour, I’ll give you money.”

The boy told police he gave a false name.

Haddad, of Blue Gum Circuit, Mount Hutton, is accused of repeatedly touching and kissing the boy.

Once in the library toilet, he is accused of performing a sex act on the boy and putting the boy’s hand on his genitals.

The boy then dressed and left the bathroom before complaining to a library staff member who rang police.

Another witness told police they saw Haddad leave the toilet and recognised him as a regular library user.

Haddad did not enter pleas to five counts of indecent assault and one count of having sexual intercourse with a 10 to 14-year-old child.

Investigators had trouble contacting Haddad when they wanted to question him last Thursday and Friday, the police statement said.

Haddad allegedly refused to disclose where he was when police rang him and was evasive when answering their questions.

When investigators returned to Haddad’s home on Friday with a locksmith to let them in, they found Haddad in bed.

He declined to answer questions.

An indecent assault charge against Haddad in 1989 was proved, but dismissed, the police statement said.

He was put on a good behaviour bond in 2004 for seeking employment that would put him in contact with children while he was on the sex offenders’ register.

Defence solicitor Mansell Laidler said Haddad was unemployed, had no money, no car and the police had seized his passport.

The doctor can still see you now, despite second indecent assault

By Natasha Wallace
May 28, 2004

A Sydney doctor has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a 22-year-old man who went to him with a sore throat, but was instead asked to drop his trousers.

The GP, Wadie Farie Haddad, was yesterday found guilty of indecent assault on a patient for the second time. He had pulled the man’s pants down to his knees and touched his penis, withdrawing the foreskin, the Downing Centre Local Court heard.

Haddad, 55, of Maroubra, had pleaded not guilty to assaulting the man at Macarthur GP After Hours Service, which has rooms at Campbelltown Hospital, on December 20, 2002.

Dr Haddad said he had a “quick look” at the man’s genitals because he was young and Asian and therefore at risk of STDs.

Despite this and another conviction, it appears Haddad will continue to practise. In January he was permitted to practise at Maroubra Medical Centre and Campbelltown Medical Centre, where he was expected to turn up for work today, its director said. He said he was unaware of the allegations against Haddad.

Haddad was struck off the medical register in 1994 after being convicted of indecently assaulting a 23-year-old at his Campbelltown surgery in 1989.

The NSW Medical Board reinstated him in July 1998, under strict conditions, prohibiting him from working in a sole practice or with children under 14.

Other charges, relating to Haddad allegedly applying for jobs at several Sydney public hospitals without declaring his prior conviction, will be heard on July 30, when he will also be sentenced on the indecent assault.

The acting registrar of the NSW Medical Board, Anne Scahill, said she could not comment on individuals but the board “can act very, very quickly” when doctors posed a danger to the community and could suspend them for eight weeks.



Michael Edward Bailey

Posted: October 15, 2012 by Serendipity in Location, NSW, Registered Sex Offender
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Paedophile back in jail

GR – Newcastle Herald – 04/08/2012 – Page 30

A CONVICTED paedophile has been returned to jail after he allegedly failed to comply with his obligations under the child protection register.

Michael Edward Bailey was arrested on Thursday and taken to Toronto police station where he was charged with not notifying authorities about a change of address.

Edwards, 33, of Smith Street, Charlestown, did not apply for bail in Newcastle Local Court yesterday and did not enter a plea to breaching the conditions of the child protection register. He returns to court next week.