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Wayne Joseph Fieldus

Posted: August 8, 2016 by Serendipity in NSW
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Driver fined for indecent assault

15 Oct 2014, midnight

LAVINGTON truck driver Wayne Joseph Fieldus was yesterday put on a two-year bond and fined $400 over indecently assaulting a woman who went driving with him.

Police facts tendered in Albury Local Court outlined how Fieldus spoke to the woman, 20, in McDonald Road in March and convinced her to accompany him to get some food.

But on the way he asked her about her sex life, past male partners and whether she would have sex with him.

When she declined, Fieldus asked if he could touch her breasts which she rejected.

But he then reached over and touched her right breast on the outside of her clothing.

Fieldus, 53, of Bounds Street, pleaded guilty to committing an act of indecency with a person aged over 16.

Magistrate Tony Murray said when imposing the penalties that Fieldus had no previous offences.

The victim was sitting on a front nature strip in McDonald Road at Lavington about 11pm on March 11 when Fieldus stopped his car and asked her about getting some food.

She initially declined, but when he kept asking the woman relented and went.

Fieldus questioned her about her past sexual experiences and was driving along Vickers Road when he asked to touch her breasts.

She declined and Fieldus asked a number of times before reaching out without warning.

After being touched on the breast, the woman asked to be taken home.

Fieldus was driving her back to her residence when he handed over $15.

He said the woman would get more money if she allowed him to put his mouth on her breasts.

The woman refused and was dropped off without further incident, but the matter was immediately reported to police.

Fieldus attended the police station about 8.50pm on August 23 after a request was made to him.

He took part in a recorded interview and initially said he was unable to recall the incident.

He eventually admitted what took place, but denied the $15 was given as part of a sexual request.

It was claimed by Fieldus money was provided because she was “down in the dumps”.

“I know I did the wrong thing,” he said.


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A registered sex offender who pleaded guilty to looking at child sex abuse images online has admitted using his dead wife’s phone to search for pictures of young girls.

Phillip Wayne Doherty, 59, says he was looking for “fat girls in bikinis” on the internet and browsing sexually explicit websites when he came across child sex abuse images.

He pleaded guilty in the Victorian County Court on Friday to multiple charges of using a carriage service to access child pornography and breaching parole and bail conditions that forbade him from using the internet.

The Thomastown truck driver has admitted looking at child sex abuse images, including a graphic video of a five-year-old child, between 2014 and October last year.

Doherty tried to hide evidence when police came to his home in October by throwing his dead wife’s phone in the bushes when he saw officers coming up his driveway, prosecutors told his plea hearing.

At the time he was already on bail for serious child pornography offences linked to a search of Doherty’s home two weeks after his wife died of cancer in August.

During the search the truckie confessed to police he had recently thrown out a computer that he had used to look at child abuse images.

He admitted he began using his wife’s computer in November 2014, even though his parole conditions prohibited him from using the internet.

Doherty was searching the internet for pictures of fat girls and browsing sexually explicit websites, thinking “I’m back to me old self again”, when he found the child sex abuse images.

“That’s when I got sucked in again,” he told police.

By Doherty’s own estimates, there were up to 300 child sex abuse images on the dumped computer.

He knew what he was doing was wrong, and often thought to himself: “I’m sick and I need help, but no one is going to help me”.

“I didn’t know who to ring,” he said in a police interview.

Police were unable to retrieve the computer and seized a number of electronic devices from Doherty’s home, who was charged and granted bail.

When officers returned to his home two months later and caught him trying to dump a smartphone, he admitted he had been using his wife’s phone to go online.

Doherty has been in custody since October. He will be sentenced on March 7.


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Brett Le Gassick: Melbourne man jailed for exploiting poverty-stricken children in Philippines

By court reporter Peta Carlyon

Thu 14 Aug 2014, 10:59am

A Melbourne man has been jailed for 11 years for sexually exploiting children living in poverty in the Philippines.

Brett Le Gassick, 43, pleaded guilty in the Victorian County Court to 23 Commonwealth child sex offences.

The court heard between 2009 and November 2013 he procured 54 young girls, most between 10 and 12, to engage in sexual activities while he watched online from his home the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick.

He also exposed himself to his victims, the youngest of whom was four years old.

Le Gassick also pleaded guilty to two Victorian charges of possessing and producing child pornography.

The court heard he made 56 international bank transfers to accounts in the Philippines.

He flew to Manila in 2012 but was denied entry and returned to Australia the following day.

The court heard he had planned to stay for 20 days, had packed condoms and had written “clean PC” on a to-do list.

He had asked some of the girls if they would meet him to have sex if he travelled to the Philippines.

In sentencing, Justice Elizabeth Gaynor told Le Gassick his offending involved “the wholesale exploitation of vulnerable poverty-stricken children, whose willingness to engage in the activities for which you paid only highlighted the desperateness of their situation.”

“The number of victims was extremely large… the amount of damage done to these girls as a result of your criminal activity is incalculable,” she said.

“It is horrendous that the lives of these children, who must already navigate enormous problems brought about by their socio-economic position in life, should be rendered so much more difficult by the sexual exploitation and degradation they experience and their suffering is immense.”

Justice Gaynor said the only appropriate sentence was a lengthy term of imprisonment.

Le Gassick will be eligible for parole in eight years.

His sentencing follows a similar case of Melbourne Patrick Goggins, 68, last month.

Goggins pleaded guilty to more than 20 child sex offences involving the exploitation of young children in the Philippines and was also jailed for 11 years.

Man paid for Filipino kids web sex shows

August 08, 2014 5:30PM

AN Australian man who paid Filipino children as young as nine for online sex shows would try to barter down the cost of the performances from his desperate victims.

MELBOURNE truck driver Brett Geoffrey Le Gassick, 43, used chatrooms to pursue 83 children in the Philippines for sex shows and explicit conversations.

He paid dozens of young girls between $20 and $35 to act out sexual instructions using webcams.

Crown prosecutor Morgan Brown said the children’s participation in the offending highlighted how desperate they were.

“Instead of viewing these victims as children, they’re essentially commodities,” Ms Brown told the Victorian County Court on Friday.

“When negotiating these sex shows the accused barters to get a better price.”

Le Gassick also attempted to pay for two under-age children to engage in a sex act with a 32-year-old, the court heard.

At times he paid for sex shows only to have the girls walk away once the money was transferred.

In 2012 he spent four months trying to recover $30 that he paid for a 22-year-old man to have sex with a 10-year-old girl, telling the man he was going to close his bank account because of the scam.

“So many poor families not getting my money anymore cos of scammers like you, I hope you feel good that you take food from all their mouths,” Le Gassick wrote.

He told a 12-year-old girl who took money but didn’t perform: “You bad to me. Keep do that you go to jail.”

He also used screen shots of the sex performances to produce child pornography.

When police raided his Brunswick home in January they found 567 child porn images and 20 videos, the court heard.

Defence barrister Steve Preece said Le Gassick knew what he was doing was wrong but told himself the fact he was “helping” the children by paying them was a “silver lining”.

He said Le Gassick had initially engaged with online chat groups to find a partner.

“He lives a very lonely life,” Mr Preece said.

Le Gassick on Friday pleaded guilty to 25 offences relating to causing and procuring a child for sexual activity.

Judge Elizabeth Gaynor said if Le Gassick had been sent to a sex offender program after being jailed in 2007 for possessing child porn it might have made a difference.

“Inaccessibility of appropriate programs is really a worry,” Judge Gaynor said.

“You’re so often dealing with people whose capacity to be deterred by a jail sentence simply isn’t there.”

Le Gassick will be sentenced next week.


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Raymond Joseph Mason

Posted: January 16, 2013 by Serendipity in Queensland
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Man jailed over sex with teen

Felicity Caldwell | 27th June 2011

AN IPSWICH man has been jailed for having sex with a homeless girl after plying her with alcohol and drugs.

Raymond Joseph Mason pressured the vulnerable 14-year-old street kid into having sex with him three times.

Ipswich District Court heard Mason, 40, took the girl for a drive to his friend’s place and on the way back he asked if she “wanted to have sex with him”.

She replied “not really”, but Mason continued to ask until she eventually agreed.

Mason drove the girl to a secluded area where they had sex.

About a month later the girl called Mason because she wanted to buy $20 of cannabis, but could not get it from anywhere else.

Mason picked up the girl and her friend and gave them the drugs and alcohol.

Crown prosecutor Rachelle Logan said Mason seemed sexually interested in the girl’s friend and became angry when the complainant told him to leave her alone as it was “between the two of them”.

Mason told them: “So you want me to (expletive) drag you out in the bush in the middle of nowhere and bash you?”

He drove the girls to Fernvale and repeatedly asked for sex despite being continually rejected.

They smoked some cannabis and the girl eventually said “fine – just once”.

The girl made Mason stop after a few minutes, but he pressured her to have sex again that night.

Ms Logan said the girl thought Mason would assault them if she did not comply.

However, he was not charged with rape as prosecutors could not prove that Mason, who was also under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, had not mistakenly believed the girl to have consented.

Mason pleaded guilty to three charges of carnal knowledge.

He was sentenced to three years jail and will be eligible for parole on June 24 next year.

Defence barrister Scott Lynch said his client was deeply traumatised after the death of several family members, had a dysfunctional upbringing and had psychological problems after his partner left him to bring up his five children seven years ago.

Mr Lynch said Mason, a truck driver, was of low intellect, but was the sole breadwinner for his family.

Ex-cop jailed over online sex lure

November 21, 2007

A former Northern Territory policemen who used an internet chatroom to try to lure a 14-year-old girl into meeting him for sex has been jailed for 15 months.

Lloyd Alexander Gedling was on holiday with his wife in Adelaide in March last year when he logged on to his sister-in-law’s computer and began a conversation with someone he thought was a teenage girl.

Gedling, 40, wrote to the girl over a number of days through an internet chatroom, phoned her and attempted to meet her, the South Australian District Court heard.

But he did not know he was dealing with an undercover police officer.

In sentencing on Wednesday, Judge Steven Millsteed said Gedling was a foolish and immature man who developed an addiction to the internet as he immersed himself in the virtual world.

“Over time your use of the internet developed into addiction,” Judge Millsteed told the court.

“Your virtual life became more important than your real life.”

Gedling had testified at trial that he did not intend to meet the girl, and that the two of them were playing a fantasy game.

But a jury rejected the claim, finding him guilty in September of procuring a child to engage in sexual activity.

Judge Millsteed said Gedling, who served in East Timor with the army before taking a job as a police officer, had failed to show contrition for his actions.

Gedling will be eligible for parole in seven months.

Call to jail ex-cop internet child sex predator

  •  The Advertiser
  • October 30, 2007 11:30PM

THE internet had become a playground for children and those caught using it to entice them into sexual activity should be jailed, a court was told today.

Crown prosecutor Peter Salu called for former Northern Territory policeman Lloyd Alexander Gedling to be imprisoned after being found guilty of procuring a child to engage in sexual activity over the internet.

“The Crown submits that those considering using the internet, like the prisoner, to make contact with young people with a view to corrupting or sexually exploiting them must now be on notice that that type of behaviour will result in imprisonment,” he said.

Gedling, 40, formerly from Katherine, was found guilty in September of using an internet chat room to procure a child for sexual activity.

Gedling was on holiday in Adelaide with his family when he was arrested in March last year.

He had met a police officer pretending to be a 14-year-old girl online and began asking her sexually explicit questions and said that if she wanted to see his penis they would have to meet.

The court heard Gedling gave the girl his mobile phone number and was sent a photograph of a girl who was well under the age of 16.

Today his lawyer, Stephen Apps, said Gedling started using the internet “more than he would before” at a time when there were stresses in his marriage.

Mr Apps submitted that Gedling did not make “any real attempt” to meet the girl he had met online.

He said Gedling had talked in an “immature and stupid” way during the internet chat and never intended to meet the person he was talking to.

Mr Apps asked that any jail sentence imposed on Gedling be suspended.

Gedling, who resigned from the Northern Territory police after being arrested, was remanded in custody for sentencing next month.

Former cop found guilty of child sex internet charge

Updated Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:13pm AEST

A jury has taken just seven minutes to find a former Northern Territory police officer guilty of using the internet to try to lure a child into sexual activity.

The case has been before the District Court in Adelaide.

It had heard that Lloyd Alexander Gedling, 40, used an internet chat room to try to arrange a sexual encounter with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

It was actually an undercover police officer.

Gedling had been on holidays in Adelaide at the seaside suburb of Semaphore from his job as a police officer stationed at Katherine in the NT.

He has since quit and now works as a truck driver.

After a three-day trial, a jury has taken just minutes to find him guilty.

Gedling will be sentenced next month.


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Former priest jailed for child pornography offences

By Stephen Moynihan
Magistrates Court Reporter
August 17, 2005

A former Anglican parish priest was yesterday sentenced to at least seven months in jail after he pleaded guilty to child pornography offences.

John Martin Crump, 59, of Mount Waverley, appeared in Ringwood Magistrates Court to face two charges of producing child porn and one of possessing child porn.

Crump was the vicar of St Philip’s Anglican church in Mount Waverley when he was arrested and charged by police last September during the nationwide Operation Auxin, targeting child porn producers and users.

After his arrest Crump made full admissions, resigned from the church and is now working as a truck driver.

Crump entered the priesthood in 1985 and was about to be transferred to South Australia when he was charged.

Paul Galbally, for Crump, told the court yesterday that his client had lost his vocation and brought shame on himself, his wife and three adult children.

Mr Galbally admitted that his client should be punished to “send out a strong message of condemnation” but he urged the magistrate to consider a suspended sentence.

Mr Galbally said Crump was being treated by a psychiatrist and had a history of heart problems and was suffering with diabetes.

A prosecution summary released by the court said Crump used his credit card to join a child porn website in August 2002 and downloaded images onto his computer.

On September 28 last year police raided Crump’s home next to the church and seized his computer and compact discs. Officers found more than 3500 images of child porn, most of males.

Magistrate Lance Martin viewed a selection of the images, describing them as “vile”, and said a suspended sentence would not reflect the gravity of Crump’s offences.

He jailed Crump for 16 months, ordering him to serve a minimum of seven months, and put him on the Sexual Offenders Registry.

He released Crump on bail after Mr Galbally said his client would appeal against the sentence in the County Court in November.


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