Posts Tagged ‘Cooks Hill’



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.



Cooks Hill rapist loses court appeal

Posted Fri 25 Jul 2014, 3:11pm AEST

A rapist described by a judge as brutal and callous has lost his appeal to reduce his lengthy jail sentence for a violent sex attack in Newcastle.

The court heard 32-year-old Daniel Paul Keeley had consumed 22 beers and smoked cannabis before raping the 23 year woman at knifepoint in Cooks Hill in July 2011.

He followed her, before grabbing her and holding a knife to her throat.

Keeley then forced her into an alleyway where he cut off her clothes and repeatedly raped her.

He was arrested at the airport after returning from Bail.

In September 2012 he was sentenced to 15 years jail with 12 years non parole.

At the time Newcastle District Court Judge Laura Wells described the ordeal as brutal and callous.

Keeley appealed, arguing the sentence was too harsh.

The Court of Criminal Appeal disagreed.

It has dismissed his legal challenge, meaning he will be in jail until August 2023.


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