Australia Australian teacher, 64, is found guilty of indecent assault and is jailed for two years in Cambodia - but child prostitution charges are dropped
Brave mother fought off convicted paedophile after he grabbed her by the throat and swung a knife at her demanding her car keys seconds after she'd put her daughter, 7, into the back seat as judge jails him for six years
Duncan Johnson, 41, demanded Natalie Grimes' keys at an Asda car park in Liverpool as he tried to rob a vehicle with her daughter, seven, inside. He was jailed for six years after the incident in March.A brave mother fought off a convicted paedophile after he grabbed her by the throat and swung a knife at her demanding her car keys seconds after she had put her daughter, seven, into the back seat as a judge jails him for six years.
A Cambodian court has found former Australian teacher Garry Mulroy guilty of a lesser charge of indecent assault and sentenced him to two years' imprisonment, but allegations of child prostitution have been dropped.
'He was prepared for the verdict. He is upset but doing okay,' his risk management adviser Ross Milosevic told AAP on Tuesday.
Mulroy had faced up to 15 years' imprisonment on allegations he had molested six boys at a home school he was building. The court in Siem Reap ordered that time served be taken into account.
Kimberley station worker jailed for 'extraordinarily serious' child sex offences stretching over two decades
A court hears that some victims were preyed on while they slept during a series of sex offences spanning several years.An East Kimberley man from a family 'synonymous with the cattle industry' has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years for a series of sex offences against children.
Mulroy will be eligible for release in June next year, but he is considering an appeal, according to friends.
The more serious charge was dropped after Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) withdrew legal representation, despite initially accusing the former Australian Catholic teacher from Lismore of child sex offences against the boys, aged 11-14.
Police chief Colonel Chea Heng of the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Division in Siem Reap also failed to attend any of the hearings.
'Indecent assault - which is considered a misdemeanour - sadly, Garry was found guilty of this. We were half expecting this result as it allows the judges and the police to save face and justify Garry's detainment,' said long-time friend Joel Saye from Australia.
Perth man to face court over online child exploitation allegation
A Perth man accused of having sexually explicit conversations with a young girl will face court later this month after being charged by police. The 51-year-old Piara Waters man is alleged to have used a social media platform to expose the girl, who was under 16 years old at the time, to indecent matter. The offences allegedly occurred between October and November 2019, with the man charged on Monday. The maximum penalty for this offence is five years imprisonment.
Mulroy's case had generated enormous interest in Cambodia and Australia where an independent report undertaken by Milosevic and commissioned by the defence found the charges were a bid by police, NGOs, judiciary and government officials to extort money.
He had previously worked for an orphanage but had left amid a disagreement over finances and treatment of the children and had decided to establish his own school, Education House, which led to petty rivalries among foreign-run NGOS in northwest Siem Reap.
The report also said police interviews with the boys were not conducted with any adult supervision and made 'under extreme duress, intimidation and extortion' to secure charges against Mulroy.
'The charge of indecent assault is ridiculous because all the boys have said three times in the prosecutor interview, investigative judge interview and directly in court that they were never touched by Garry,' Milosevic said after the verdict.
Copies of the report have been sent to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Foreign Minister Marise Payne, among others.
Australia has classified Cambodia as a level-four country, the lowest of rankings. Its online travel advice includes: 'If you travel to this location, you're at a high risk of death, imprisonment, kidnapping or serious injury.'
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A NSW man has been charged with grooming a teenager for sex, after detectives posed as a 14-year-old girl online. Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crime Squad's Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) began engaging with the man, from the NSW south coast, last September. The 49-year old was arrested at Moruya, yesterday.Police allege he believed he was speaking with a 14-year-old girl and engaged in sexually explicit conversations about acts he wished to perform on the child, and sent sexually explicit material.Police also seized a rifle and ammunition at the home, as well as a mobile and laptop.