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Daniel McQuilton: I’ve had enough jail

24 Apr 2014, midnight

A SUPERVISED sex offender who removed his electronic tracking device told Corrective Services staff “I’m not going back to jail” when they urged him to hand himself in.

Corrective Services was able to make contact with Daniel Anthony McQuilton after he removed the monitoring device in central Sydney last Wednesday, triggering an alarm.

He admitted to them that he had removed the device.

When staff encouraged him to return he told them: “It is not living on this order and I’m not doing it any more. I’ve had enough.”

McQuilton, who is classified a high-risk sex offender, later car-jacked a woman in Bondi Junction and fled in her stolen Mitsubishi Lancer to Wodonga, where he lost control of the car and hit a tree in London Road in the early hours of Good Friday.

Soon after he handed himself in to police at Wodonga.

McQuilton did not apply for bail when he appeared in Albury Local Court yesterday after his extradition from Victoria to NSW on Tuesday.

He entered guilty pleas to three counts of failing to comply with a supervision order, assault with intent to take a motor vehicle, not giving details to owner of damaged property and failing to stop when pursued by police.

He is yet to enter a plea to a charge of unlicensed driving.

McQuilton was jailed in 2009 for three years over the sexual assault and bashing of a Wodonga dancer in Young Street, Albury, in 2008.

In January, the Supreme Court placed him on an extended supervision order for two years and six months, requiring him to wear the tracking device.

Magistrate Tony Murray adjourned the matters for sentencing in Sydney on June 11.

He ordered a psychiatric assessment of McQuilton.

Guilty plea for sex attack accused

Posted 25 Nov 2008, 11:14am

A man has pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault after a dance student was attacked in Albury in July.

Daniel Anthony McQuilton, 21, of Tangambalanga, has appeared in the Albury Local Court.

A statement tendered to the court alleges McQuilton approached a woman from behind as she went to her car in the Crisp Street car park and grabbed her by the face, saying he was not going to hurt her.

It said the woman struggled and McQuilton punched her once to the head area and then sexually assaulted her.

The statement alleges the woman fell to the ground and McQuilton kneed her once in the face before she ran away. McQuilton turned himself in to police five days later.

The statement says he later expressed remorse and said it was a spur of the moment decision resulting from a frustration with women.

He has been remanded in custody and will return to court in February.


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Ex-Knox Grammar teacher jailed for sexual abuse

court reporter Jamelle Wells

Updated 15 Jun 2010, 8:24pm

A former boarding master at Sydney’s Knox Grammar School has been jailed for at least two years for sexually abusing


Craig Treloar, 50, pleaded guilty to assaulting four students at the private school in the city’s north in the 1980s as well

as to possessing child pornography.

The District Court heard he kept teaching at the school 20 years after allegedly being reported for showing students

pornographic videos.

In sentencing him to at least two years in jail, Judge Colin Charteris said Treloar abused his position of trust for his

own gratification.

Judge Charteris said “no child is to be viewed by a teacher as a sexual opportunity”.

He said teaching is an honourable profession which is undervalued in the community.

The Judge said Knox Grammar is a highly-regarded school and Treloar’s behaviour has tarnished the school’s


But he said the former teacher committed the offences when he was in his 20s, that he regrets what he has done and

is unlikely to re-offend.

Judge Charteris said Treloar lives alone and his job as a school teacher has been his life.

He gave Treloar a maximum sentence of four-and-a-half years in jail with a non-parole period of two.

With time already served he will be eligible for parole in February 2011.

The Judge commended former students for having the courage to come forward. He told the court that the students

did nothing wrong and Treloar’s behaviour was reprehensible.

Judge Charteris referred to moving victim impact statements presented to the court on Friday during sentencing


He said the offender’s actions have had long-lasting effects on his victims.

Knox Grammar School has previously issued a statement apologising to victims of sexual abuse at the school.

The school says it is concerned for the welfare of former students and says it has helped police in their investigation

and offered counselling to victims.


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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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Lowe – Simon – aka Bonito Monteiro - Photo.



Monteiro is back in prison after he breached his parole conditions less than two months after his release.

In a statement the State Parole Authority said, though he failed to comply with his conditions, “he did not commit an offence”.



Monteiro will be released from jail following a decision by the NSW Parole Board. The date of his release has not been finalised.



Monteiro will spend at least another 11 months behind bars after he was refused parole. His parole will be reviewed in August 2017.

Judgment day for so-called ‘playboy rapist’ Simon Monteiro

  • November 27, 20144:06PM

A VICTIM of the man dubbed the ‘playboy rapist’ is relieved for the safety of Sydney women after the convicted sex criminal has lost an appeal for freedom.

Simon Monteiro was jailed for up to 12 years after he bashed, raped and threatened an eastern suburbs woman over 12 months.

A self-proclaimed actor and model, Monteiro will now stay behind bars after his second attempt to appeal his sentence, using a complex legal loophole, was dismissed in the Supreme Court yesterday.

In a lengthy judgment, the court decided no lesser sentence was warranted, citing the seriousness of Monteiro’s offence, the fact that it occurred in a context of domestic violence, and his lack of contrition and remorse.

The court dismissed Monteiro’s appeal, deciding “no lesser sentence is warranted”, with one judge lamenting the “lenient” sentence period he is serving.

“A greater sentence may have been appropriate in this case, given the gravity of the appellant’s overall offending,” Justice Schmidt said handing down his judgment.

Monteiro, who was also known as Simon Lowe and Bonito Monteiro (a name he bragged to women was Portuguese for “beautiful hunter”), bashed and twice impregnated the 37-year-old woman in her Bellevue Hill apartment in 2007, his trial heard.

The woman initially thought she had met “the man of my dreams” before he became violent and possessive. The court heard Monteiro put his hand over the woman’s face while raping her, releasing his grip at times to allow her to breathe.

His sordid past was laid bare during the first appeal in 2011 when the Supreme Court heard details of his violence towards women.

Another ex-girlfriend, Kay Schubach, was waiting anxiously to hear the result of Monteiro’s appeal, telling she reacted with “utter disbelief” when she found a court was considering a lesser sentence for her abuser.

“I felt very afraid for Eastern suburbs Sydney women in general, and I was afraid for myself because I’d been quite public in bringing awareness to him and to cases like this,” she said.

Ms Schubach was with Monteiro, then known as Simon Lowe, for two months in 2003 and claims he raped and assaulted her — but she never went to police and was too afraid to give evidence at his trial.

“It’s an incredible relief,” she said of the appeal decision.

“I’m just so glad that justice has prevailed because he is litigious and he lacks any contrition or remorse for what he’s done.”

“He left a trail of traumatised women in his path, and if he gets out he’s going to do it again.

“We live in fear and I never know when I’m going to get a knock on the door. I don’t know how revengeful he might be.”

The loophole exploited by Monteiro comes from a precedent set by a 2011 case in the High Court of Australia involving Dereck Muldrock, who pleaded guilty to sexual assault.

The case clarified the way judges apply standard non-parole prison jail terms as a reference point for crimes where the seriousness was classified as mid-range or higher.

But the High Court found judges were putting too much weight on standard non-parole periods and that they should rely on their own discretion.

Monteiro will continue to serve his sentence and will be eligible for parole in 2015.

“At least after this the world is a safer place for at least another few years,” Ms Schubach said.


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11-year sentence for pedophile Roger Keith Onslow


Oct. 31, 2014, 9:30 p.m.

A SEXUAL predator who preyed on boys for almost three decades was jailed for 11 years and six months on Friday after a judge described him as a ‘‘deviant’’ who led a ‘‘morally bankrupt and criminal lifestyle’’.

Roger Keith Onslow, 53, began grooming and isolating boys for sexual activity as a young man in 1983 before he was arrested at Maitland last year at what he hoped was going to be a meeting with a 13-year-old boy, Newcastle District Court heard.

Instead, Onslow was met by police who had been investigating an online predator called the Artful Dodger who had been grooming a boy for sex.

Onslow displayed little emotion after Judge Helen Wilson sentenced him to a minimum of eight years and seven months’ jail with the non-parole period expiring in February 2023.

She detailed how Onslow, a software developer, cultivated relationships with friends, families and neighbours in the 1980s and 1990s to target four boys for sex.

His offending ranged from touching to sex acts and an attempted rape at locations in the Coalfields, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Sydney.

He took some of his victims on trips and would sometimes enter their bedrooms as they tried to sleep.

Onslow previously pleaded guilty to 23 charges, while other offences were also taken into account. Judge Wilson noted that a psychiatrist believed that  Onslow had little insight into his offending, which he referred to as ‘‘expressions of love and affection’’.

The psychiatrist rated Onslow a moderate to high risk of re-offending, while Judge Wilson said Onslow ‘‘may only have a superficial comprehension of his crimes’’.

Police found almost 1700 images and 70 videos of child abuse material in Onslow’s Abermain home.

The material was ‘‘abhorrent’’ and ‘‘highly disturbing’’, including acts of sadism and bestiality involving babies and toddlers, Judge Wilson said.

In his chats with what he hoped was a 13-year-old boy, Onslow progressed from talking about hugs and kisses to discussing showering together and eating and licking food off each other.

The child was in fact a police officer.


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Child porn man awaits sentence

Oct. 16, 2014, 5:39 p.m.

A FORMER Shoalhaven Heads man who pleaded guilty over child pornography offences will be sentenced in Parramatta District Court on October 24.

Lindsay Peter Gorrie, 56, now of Grose Vale in north-western Sydney, appeared before Magistrate Brown in Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday, charged with using a carriage service to access and disseminate child pornography and possession of material intended to breach the Telecommunications Act.

Police allege the offences took place at his Shoalhaven Heads residence between March 18, 2011 and December 4, 2013.

As part of their ongoing investigations into the possession, production and dissemination of online child abuse material, detectives executed a search warrant at the home on December 4.

Police allegedly seized a number of items, including laptop and desktop computers, a tablet, a mobile telephone and electronic storage devices.

Gorrie was arrested at his workplace in Sydney later that day and taken to Sydney City Police Station where he was charged.

Gorrie’s bail was continued and he will reappear in Parramatta District Court on October 24 for sentence.


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Humphreys has been arrested in Western Australia after he finished serving his sentence there. He has been extradited to NSW to face further charges.



WA priest jailed for sex offences

  • October 15, 2014 2:17PM

A CATHOLIC priest will spend at least 11 months behind bars after being convicted of abusing a West Australian teenager more than 30 years ago.

GLENN Humphreys, 61, was found guilty of abusing a boy between 1983 and 1986 when the boy was aged 15 to 17.

A District Court jury found Humphreys guilty of four counts of unlawful and indecent assault, but acquitted him of carnal knowledge against the order of nature.

During sentencing submissions on Wednesday, defence lawyer Seamus Rafferty argued there was an “immature context” to the offending rather than any form of grooming.

Mr Rafferty said his client was struggling with his sexuality at the time and there was an “adolescent quality” to the hugging and touching that made the case “exceptional”.

“There clearly was a fondness between these two people,” he said.

Mr Rafferty said his client was “deeply remorseful” and had engaged in rehabilitation, which Judge Philip Eaton accepted.

Judge Eaton also accepted that Humphreys was a low-risk of re-offending but said the pair formed a “grossly inappropriate” relationship and general deterrence was important.

He sentenced Humphreys to 22 months in prison, with a minimum of 11 months before he will be eligible for parole.

Priest guilty of assault on teen

Elle Farcic The West Australian

August 22, 2014, 5:25 am

A Catholic priest has been found guilty of sexually abusing a teenage boy on church property in Perth 30 years ago.

Glenn Humphreys was accused of abusing the teenager between 1983 and 1986 while he was assistant priest at a church in Perth’s south.

After six hours of deliberation, a District Court jury last night convicted Humphreys of four counts of unlawful and indecent assault.

He was acquitted of carnal knowledge against the order of nature.

The court was told Humphreys had assaulted the boy in the church’s presbytery and in a bathroom at a nearby primary school.

He admitted having an “inappropriate” sexual relationship with the boy but argued their actions were consensual.

Giving evidence this week, Humphreys said he accepted he took advantage of a vulnerable young person.

He admitted he started to feel a sexual attraction to the boy in the second half of 1985, shortly before he took him to Quinns Rocks for a holiday.

“It didn’t dawn on me at the time that there was anything unusual with that,” he said.

“It was only a little break from the parish, that’s all.”

His victim, now aged 45, lives overseas but came to Perth to give evidence.

The man told the court one of the hardest things he had done was reporting the abuse to police in 2012.

He said the abuse left him confused and shocked, describing some of the incidents as “highly traumatising”.

Humphreys moved to Perth in January 1983 after a stint at an Eastern States school.

Two men who were allegedly abused by Humphreys at the school in the mid-70s and early 80s also gave evidence during the trial.

The men testified Humphreys would put on music, often by his favourite artist Barbra Streisand, before touching them inappropriately.

Two years ago, Humphreys sent his Perth victim a letter of apology and asked for his forgiveness.

Prosecutor James Mactaggart said Humphreys blatantly abused his position of trust.

Humphreys will be sentenced on October 15.


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