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Age:   44  (2017)

Location:   Surry Hills  NSW

Offence:   Pleaded guilty to 23 offences including possessing child abuse material and causing a child under 16 to engage in sexual intercourse outside Australia in his presence.

Sentence:   Sentenced in the NSW District Court  to 10 years with a non-parole period of six years, but on appeal it was increased to 14 years with a non-parole period of 10 years.

Other:  Beattie was a member of a private Facebook group for paedophiles who would share child abuse material to the page, which went unchecked by authorities. He directed the live sexual abuse of overseas children via an online video stream,  paying people to rape children while he watched and directed online.





The Court of Criminal Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Joseph Rosenburg against his convictions and sentence for three counts of sexual intercourse without consent and three of indecent assault, arising out of a single incident in Hyde Park. The Court found that the verdicts of guilty were well and truly open on the evidence and there was no error in sentencing.



Hyde Park rapist Joseph Stephen Rosenburg sentenced to 11 years’ jail

  • June 19, 2015 6:34PM

A MAN who raped a drunk teenager in Sydney’s Hyde Park has been sentenced to a maximum of 11 years for the “predatory” attack.

Joseph Stephen Rosenburg exhaled deeply after the sentence was handed down but said nothing.

The 52-year-old was found guilty in February of three counts of sexual intercourse without consent and three charges of indecent assault against the 18-year-old woman in August 2013.

Rosenburg indecently assaulted the heavily intoxicated teen outside Starbucks in the CBD before following her into the city park and forcing her to perform oral and anal sex.

During the attack, he told the teen “I’m not going to kill you if you go with it”.

Afterwards, the hysterical teenager called a friend to pick her up, saying, “he has hurt me, he has hurt me. He raped me, he raped me”.

When the friend found her outside St James railway station, she was curled up in a ball, her make-up was smeared all over her face and there were scratches high up on her legs.

In sentencing him in the Downing Centre District Court on Friday, Judge Stephen Hanley said the teen had continually told Rosenburg throughout the attack, “Please don’t do this”, but he carried on saying, “Shh”.

“He was motivated by his own sexual gratification and had no regard of the discomfort and humiliation experienced by his victim,” Judge Hanley said.

“I am satisfied his behaviour was predatory.”

He said Rosenburg had shown “no contrition at all” and seemed to hold his victim responsible.

Rosenburg, who represented himself in the sentencing proceedings, made a number of bizarre claims on Friday, including that he was as “traumatised” as his victim, and that she should have told him to “f*** off” if she wasn’t consenting.

He was sentenced to at least eight years and three months’ jail and will be eligible for parole in June 2022.

It comes after his disturbing criminal history was revealed in court documents this week.

In February 1993, when he was 29, Rosenburg crawled through a window of a Crows Nest home in Sydney’s north and into the bed of a five-year-old girl.

He exposed himself and performed oral sex on her, saying “I’ll come back tomorrow and I’ll bring you some lollies”.

He was also jailed in 2007 after attacking his sister’s partner with a metal bar on Christmas Day 2006, fracturing his face. Rosenburg has indicated he will appeal his conviction over the Hyde Park assault.

12:55pm February 4, 2015

Man found guilty of Hyde Park teen rape


A man accused of raping a drunk teenager in Sydney’s Hyde Park while saying “I’m not going to kill you if you go with it”, has been found guilty of six sex offences.

It took just over an hour of deliberations for the jury in Joseph Stephen Rosenburg’s trial to find him guilty of three counts of sexual intercourse without consent and three charges of indecent assault.

After the jury had delivered their verdict and left the court, Rosenburg claimed he had been “scammed”.

During his trial, the District Court heard the 18-year-old girl, who cannot be named, had been out with friends at a bar in Oxford Street on August 29, 2013.

Heavily intoxicated, she eventually left in a taxi with an unknown man who, after she was sick, left her on the side of the road.

She said in the early hours of August 30, as she lay down next to a building opposite Hyde Park in Sydney’s city centre, Rosenburg went up to her and put his hand up her dress.

In a bid to escape the 51-year-old, she said she went into the park and lay down near a tree.

Rosenburg followed her and began touching her, saying, “I’m not going to kill you if you go with it.”

The court heard that as she pleaded with him to stop, he forced her to perform oral and anal sex.

Afterwards, the teenager called a friend to pick her up, saying, “He has hurt me, he has hurt me. He raped me, he raped me.”

The friend said when she found her outside St James Station, the 18-year-old was curled up in a ball.

“Her make-up was smeared all over her face. There were scratches high up on her legs,” the friend said.

“When she saw me she cried and grabbed my arm and didn’t want to let go.”

Rosenburg will be sentenced in April.


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Child images exchanged in on-line affair

  • Peter Hardwick
  • 5th Nov 2009 3:00 AM

TO maintain an on-line romance, Nathan David Reid had exchanged child pornography images via email, Toowoomba District Court heard yesterday.

A New South Wales police investigation into Sydney woman Suzanne Elizabeth McDonald, who had been found with 1419 images of child pornography on her computer, traced 16 on-line conversations to Reid’s email account “dodgy_nathan”.

Reid was located by police in Toowoomba in April and arrested.

The child pornography material exchanged between the pair included images of the worst Category 5, Commonwealth prosecutor Kylie Ward said.

Reid pleaded guilty to using a carriage service to access child exploitation material and to transmitting child pornography.

His barrister Scott Lynch said his client had lived with a severe stutter all his life and had been teased and bullied at school because of the affliction.

Having low self-esteem, his client had trouble forming relationships and, after McDonald initially sent him some child pornography images, he had tried to maintain the on-line relationship by joining in, even though initially the images sent by McDonald had made him sick.

His client had been seeing a psychiatrist who, in a report tended to the court, said Reid was of low risk of re-offending, Mr Lynch said.

Judge Katherine McGinness sentenced Reid to 18 months jail but ordered he be released after having served three months to be on probation for two years.

Woman jailed for child rape and bestiality photos

Harriet Alexander
August 15, 2008 – 11:07AM

A woman who emailed images of children engaged with sexual acts with animals has been sentenced to at least three years in prison.

Suzannne McDonald, 40, was convicted in Sydney’s Central District Court today of drug supply charges and possession and dissemination of child pornography.

Police discovered 2169 images and 143 movies at her Surry Hills home after being tipped off by a man she met online.

Justice Paul Conlon said on a 10-point scale used to rate such images, with one the most benign and 10 the worst, they were classed as falling between eight and 10.

“The offender concedes that the images fall into categories eight to 10,” Justice Conlon told the court.

He said police considered the images the “most horrific and worst crime” of child pornography.

They included a 17-minute movie of a child being forced into a bedroom to perform oral sex on an adult man, images of a baby being anally penetrated by a man and a girl being forced to perform a sex act with a dog.

She was sentenced to four and a half years in prison, with a non-parole period of three years, and will be eligible for parole at the end of 2010 including time already served.


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