‘Twisted man’ jailed for sexually abusing girl

  |  September 18, 2012

A “sick, twisted man” who sexually abused a girl for a decade has been jailed for three years. The victim said Terrence Pantry, 64, began molesting her when she was just eight years old. The girl who cannot be identified by the media said she believed Pantry deserved a 15-year sentence. She told Magistrates’ Court in a statement: “I’m sure I was a happy fun loving little girl until Terre... Read more

Prosecutor calls convicted sex offender’s 15-month sentence ‘manifestly inadequate’

  |  August 18, 2012

A man who got a 12-year-old to give him oral sex should have been jailed rather than handed a 15-month suspended sentence, a prosecutor argued. Susan Mulligan said of Joshua Crockwell, who was a 20-year-old firefighter at the time of the offence: “A suspended sentence was inappropriate in the circumstances as found by the trial judge. “It was manifestly inadequate — there were no ... Read more

Former Probationary Police Officer Jailed Over Child Porn

  |  July 3, 2012

Former probationary police officer Paul Boorman was yesterday sentenced to one year in prison for multiple counts of accessing child pornography. Boorman, 44, of Spring Hill, Warwick, pleaded guilty in April to 14 counts of knowingly accessing child pornography between November 9, 2008 and October 14, 2009. Speaking in Supreme Court yesterday, Crown counsel Garrett Byrne said that on October 14,... Read more

Suspended sentence for man convicted of sexual exploitation of a 12-year-old

  |  May 9, 2012

A firefighter who got a 12-year-old girl to perform a sex act on him when he was 20 years old was spared a jail sentence yesterday. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo said Joshua Crockwell “ought to have known that she was off limits. You were old enough to know that.” However, he said it was a case where the defendant did not “prey” on the victim and “this young girl had to be protected from ... Read more

Firefighter convicted of exploiting 12-year-old

  |  May 8, 2012

Judge gives suspended sentence because of defendant's good character TUESDAY, MAY 8: A trainee firefighter was today given a suspended jail sentence after he was convicted of sexually exploiting a young girl. Joshua Crockwell, 22, tried to get the 12-year-old girl to perform a sex act on him on two occasions. He became friends with the girl and exchanged text messages with her in 201... Read more

Paedophile Jailed for Ten Years for Abusing Child

  |  February 16, 2012

A man who sexually abused a young boy and hoarded almost 3,500 child pornography images has been jailed for ten years. Dennis Eldridge, 47, was caught out when the victim, who became physically sick with stress, told his parents of the abuse. The child reported that Eldridge abused him over the course of several years when Eldridge visited his home. He was also abused when his family visited Eld... Read more