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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.
At one phase, defence counsel stated, Ritchie asexier had an $800 per day medication habit cannabis that are involving methylamphetamine and cocaine.
Ritchie could maybe perhaps not remember committing the offences from the two girls, Mr Seaholme stated.
In 2002 he threw in the towel medications and became a Christian, eventually gaining qualifications as a counsellor to people who had been hooked on alcohol and drugs.
“Had this guy showed up before Your Honour nine years back, you have seen a man that is completely different” Mr Seaholme stated.
“ He has gone from being truly a medication and liquor person that is dependent an individual who now assists other people with medication and liquor dependency. ”
In sentencing, Judge Koppenol said it had been crucial to keep in mind the devastating, enduring impact Ritchie’s actions might have on their victims.
Those that sexually abused children that are young Ritchie had been reminded, should ordinarily be prepared to spending some time behind pubs.
But Judge Koppenol found there was clearly proof that is adequate Ritchie had changed.
Ritchie ended up being sentenced to one year jail, wholly suspended for eighteen months.
Age: 23 (2005)
Location: Ipswich – Qld
Offense: Pleaded accountable to nine counts of utilizing the online world to reveal a young child under 16 to material that is indecent four counts of possessing child-abuse on-line games over a three-week duration in August 2003.
Phrase: Jailed for 3 months, an extra 3 years’ probation & undertake a sex offenders’ course upon release from jail.
Other: agreed to spend an officer, posing as a 13-year-old woman, ten dollars if she’d allow him just take her virginity & attempted to coax her to enjoy a “threesome” with another 13 yr old woman.
Luke Euthimios Margaritis
MODIFY: SEPT 2014
From the 2 nd of September, Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie did not have Margaritis’s sentenced increased when you look at the Queensland Court of Appeal. He can nevertheless be qualified to receive parole on July 13, 2015.
MODIFY: FEB 2014
Pleaded guilty to molesting a 2nd student at St Edmund’s university.
Has received year included with a jail sentence that is four-year. He shall now be
Qualified to receive parole on 13, 2015 july.
IMPROVE: Dec 2013
Had their sentenced paid down by twelve months. Now to serve 4 years prison.
Teacher jailed after plying pupil with medications and abusing him
April 3, 2013 – 10:00AM
A previous Queensland instructor is convicted of intimately abusing a student that is 13-year-old plying him with alcohol and drugs.
Luke Euthimios Margaritis ended up being 26 whenever he came across the kid while teaching at St Edmund’s university and arranged visits at their home in Limestone Street, Ipswich, western of Brisbane, pre and post college.
Here, he will give the boy liquor plus the medication amyl nitrite, an inhalant which impacts consciousness and cognition.
The child ended up being forced to watch pornographic movies along with his instructor and perform intimate acts on him, aided by the offences occurring between February and December 1995 nevertheless the target just reporting the abuse to police early a year ago.
In sentencing the guy to 5 years’ jail, Brisbane District Court Judge John Baulch SC stated the former teacher’s behavior have been “calculating and predatory”.
Alan Francis Mortimer
Dad covers pedophile risk
Felicity Caldwell | nineteenth March 2011
AN IPSWICH guy whom confronted a convicted pedophile over allegations of youngster punishment will invest the following nine months behind pubs – while another pedophile caught “grooming” a boy of 11 would be to provide simply half a year.
The 2 guys encountered Ipswich District Court in split hearings as controversy raged over two other sentences passed on by magistrates this week.
The sentences which permitted two males whom dragged a pony behind their vehicle and a flood-looter whom took a woman’s that is elderly to prevent prison time prompted a furious effect from Queensland circumstances visitors.
Into the case that is latest, a 43-year-old stepfather went along to the caravan house of pedophile Alan Francis Mortimer with two other males that are yet to handle test.
The defendant, whom can’t be known as to guard their stepdaughter’s identity, ended up being incensed as soon as the seven-year-old girl advertised Mortimer had exposed himself to her inside their caravan.
Unknown to your stepfather, Mortimer ended up being on bail after being accused of intimately abusing a girl that is nine-year-old. He was later on convicted of the criminal activity and it is now serving a jail sentence that is two-year.
The stepfather waited outside Mortimer’s caravan in February this past year while one other guys went in, equipped with a bat, and brought him outside.
They forced Mortimer, 61, in to automobile and drove him to where in fact the girl had been waiting together with her mom.
Once the woman identified him, Mortimer reported he had been assaulted because of the stepfather’s accomplices, making him having a “sore right hamstring”.
The stepfather had been convicted of entering a dwelling while armed as well as in deprivation and company of freedom, but cleared of attack.
Judge Gregory Koppenol sentenced him to 18 months’ jail to be released on parole on December 17, saying it absolutely was essential to send a powerful deterrence to would-be vigilantes.
Crown prosecutor Sarah Dennis stated: “It had not been the defendant’s work on that to work as judge, jury and executioner. Day”
The Queensland instances knows Mortimer is not charged over allegations he indecently dealt with all the man’s stepdaughter. He stated it ended up being merely a “misunderstanding”.
Whilst the protective stepfather will invest nine months in prison, a convicted intercourse offender who was simply caught with increased than 10,000 son or daughter exploitation pictures after he attempted to “groom” a new kid received a lighter phrase.
Anthonie Roberto Hellemons, 45, yesterday pleaded accountable to two costs of indecent remedy for a kid aged under-12 and something of possessing son or daughter abuse product.
In December 2002, Hellemons invited the 11-year-old Ipswich child to their home.
He sat him on their lap, touched their stomach and stroked their locks while showing him a contact which included pictures of nude grownups. Then he revealed the child a pornographic movie.
The little one reported to their mom, whom visited authorities.
Police searched Hellemons’ house and discovered 10,543 son or daughter images that are porn their computer and 1119 son or daughter punishment movies.
Crown prosecutor Clayton Wallis stated Hellemons had been “grooming” the kid.
The court heard Hellemons had been convicted in 1997 of sodomising a boy that is 11-year-old sexually abusing him having a cup pipe and fuel container and sentenced to 5 years in jail.
Judge Sarah Bradley sentenced Hellemons to 1. 5 years in prison, become suspended after he acts half a year.
Hellemons ended up being charged before penalties for son or daughter sex offences had been increased as well as the maximum phrase at the full time had been couple of years.
Defence barrister Steve Kissick said their customer thought he should invest no right amount of time in jail as he had remained away from trouble for many years.