The Canberra Times of Saturday 2 August reported the sentencing of 44 year old Johnny Oshana of Queanbeyan. Mr Oshana was arrested in June 2007 on multiple charges of using the internet to stalk, harass and groom teenage Canberra girls for sex. Police searches of his computers found he had used online chat networks to find and stalk his victims. He received several photos of young girls, some in their underwear and also phoned constantly and texted them sexually explicit messages. Oshana would locate his victims online, chat them up on MSN Messenger then follow and approach his young victims in shopping malls and movie theatres.
The case has been reported numerous times in the media since June 2007. Despite overwhelming evidence, Oshana maintained a not guilty plea and applied unsuccessfully numerous times for bail. It seems he only pleaded guilty after many knockbacks and realising it was his only option. Despite noting that Mr Oshana showed no remorse or insight into the seriousness of his actions, Justice Refshauge sentenced Mr Oshana to a mere four and a half years but ordered with time already served he be released back into the community in December 2008. WTF????? Oshana will serve a further 12 months of periodic detention and be on a further 5 year good behaviour bond.
Well done Justice Refshauge for this slap on the wrist for a dangerous sexual predator showing no understanding or remorse for his actions. Oshana sounds like just a typical filthy paedophile who believes he’s doing nothing wrong. So Canberra fathers of young teenage girls, watch your children carefully because come December Oshana is back on the prowl, courtesy of the ACT justice system.