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Higgins Man Arrested for Grooming

By yeahright - 22 January 2008 28

According to News.com.au a Higgins man was arrested at the Jollimont Centre today [now yesterday due to a delay in our posting this – Ed] . Did anyone see the bust?

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Higgins Man Arrested for Grooming
Ari 2:27 pm 22 Jan 08

Doesn’t it say something about old goats laying down with lambs? A clear reference to NZ.

farout 2:18 pm 22 Jan 08

I didn’t think it mentions New Zealanders specifically.

Frank Fearless 2:13 pm 22 Jan 08

Its pretty sad, I wonder what the Book of Mormon has to say about all of this??

farout 2:04 pm 22 Jan 08

Naaah, I’m happy in my current Detective job.

Skidbladnir 1:58 pm 22 Jan 08

From the Telecommunications Act 1997 – Section 7 (the one relevant to grooming via interweb, people):

“carriage service” means a service for carrying communications by means of guided and/or unguided electromagnetic energy.

Also, I suggest farout never become a judge.

farout 1:42 pm 22 Jan 08

The plot thickens…
So it appears we have a 14 year old Kiwi who is either:
(a) an employee of the NRS provider; or

(b) an emergency call person; or

(c) an employee of an emergency service organisation; or

(d) an APS employee in the Attorney-General’s Department acting as a National Security Hotline call taker.

Deano 1:37 pm 22 Jan 08

Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule – The Criminal Code
Section 3
CHAPTER 10 – NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Part 10.6 – Telecommunications Services
Division 474 – Telecommunications offences
Subdivision C – Offences related to use of telecommunications

SECTION 474.17 Using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a) the person uses a carriage service; and

(b) the person does so in a way (whether by the method of use or the content of a communication, or both) that reasonable persons would regard as being, in all the circumstances, menacing, harassing or offensive.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 3 years.

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), that subsection applies to menacing, harassing or causing offence to:

(a) an employee of the NRS provider; or

(b) an emergency call person; or

(c) an employee of an emergency service organisation; or

(d) an APS employee in the Attorney-General’s Department acting as a National Security Hotline call taker.

Mr Evil 12:01 pm 22 Jan 08

Moi? Nah, I’m an Aussie, honest!

I have a certificate to prove it! 🙂

Mælinar 11:47 am 22 Jan 08

Mr Evil, I think you have a vested interest in encouraging people to pick up New Zealanders.

Mr Evil 10:40 am 22 Jan 08

“C. Who in their right mind sees Jolimont Centre as a good place to pick up?”

Murrays – bring people together.

Mr Evil 10:40 am 22 Jan 08

What sort of carriage was she coming down in: a giant pumpkin?

farout 10:38 am 22 Jan 08

He will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow on charges of using a carriage service to cause offence.

So he’d be fine if he didn’t use a carriage service and drove her down himself?

farout 10:35 am 22 Jan 08

C. Who in their right mind sees Jolimont Centre as a good place to pick up?

Mr Evil 10:30 am 22 Jan 08

A. Who in their right mind would want to pick up a 14 year old?

B. Who in their right mind would want to pick up a New Zealander????

Danman 9:41 am 22 Jan 08

Damn – I was there on Friday morning catching a bus to Sydney. If he was there then, I may have put out, making a quick buck for myself and saving his arse from jail 🙂

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