Other: Procured young girls for sex via Facebook. Join us on Facebook
Brett Richard Ritchie
Man groomed girl, 14, for intercourse
Andrew Korner | nineteenth Might 2009
A SEX offender’s transformation to Christianity has helped spare him from a prison phrase for the punishment of two Ipswich girls.
Brett Richard Ritchie, 40, committed intimate offences against two girls aged 14 and 13 at Redbank Plains.
Ipswich District Court heard Ritchie, who had been recognized to both their victims, had invested months grooming the 14-year-old for intercourse.
Prosecutor Stephan McMurray said Ritchie had constantly expected your ex to possess intercourse with him, additionally suggesting she write him “dirty” letters.
Ritchie finally had intercourse with your ex at a sleepover celebration on September 10, 2000.
Earlier in the day into the year that is same Ritchie molested the 13-year-old woman on two occasions.
The court ended up being told Ritchie had fled in 2001, however now pleaded accountable to a fee of carnal knowledge with youngster under 16 and two counts of indecent remedy for a kid under 16.
Mr McMurray asked Judge Greg Koppenol to take into account a prison term for the offences.
But defence barrister Geoff Seaholme stated his client – who now lives in Shepparton, Victoria – was a “changed man”, without any the medication and liquor addiction that when ruled their life.