The Canberra Times has the grim tale of Augusto Ricardo Tamayo-Del Solar, formerly a lecturer at the University of Canberra, now found guilty of “committing an act of indecency on a child” on top of pleading guilty to “procuring a child for sex, two counts of committing acts of indecency, using a child to produce pornography and possession of child pornography”.
Tamayo-Del Solar was caught up in a police sting after allegedly grooming an 11-year-old for sex over the internet.
A federal agent, posing as the girl, took up the conversation and sent messages to the defendant about her end-of-year party.
In December 2009 they arranged to meet outside the Florey shops, where Tamayo-Del Solar was arrested in possession of a pizza, Coke, a bottle of sparkling wine and condoms.
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Sadly in the three years he’s been in remand he’s been unable to access counselling services, despite the crimes already plead guilty to.
Perhaps we could fix that bureaucratic hurdle?
Pre-sentence reports are now being prepared.
UPDATE: The judgment has gone online with an intriguing link to the Freemasons.