Michael Watt found dead

johnboy 8 May 2012 49

The ABC is reporting that Michael David Watt has been found dead.

Michael David Watt, 25, from Conder had been charged with four acts of indecency, two sex acts and one count of using the internet to deprave young people.

All charges involved a 12-year-old boy who was in the man’s care between November 16, 2011, and February 23 this year when the offences were alleged to have occurred.

Watt was granted bail in the ACT Magistrates Court last month.

Police report no suspicious circumstances.

Now the next question is how Community Services here in Canberra came to be putting children into his care.


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Marcus_Ashley Marcus_Ashley 12:04 pm 09 May 12

john87_no1 said :

An extremely poor result for all involved.

here here.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 12:11 pm 09 May 12

thatsnotme said :

bundah said :

Well your prepared to dismiss my belief that it spoke volumes about his guilt but your not prepared to offer an alternative perpective!

Are you serious? You come out and say ‘this guy committed suicide, therefore that must mean he’s guilty’. When someone tells you that your statement doesn’t necessarily add up, your answer is that they should research suicides due to guilt – nothing more than that – yet now you’re complaining about a lack of alternative perspectives?!

I’m sure you’ve very comfortable there in your black and white world.

+1

Revolting.

c_c c_c 12:52 pm 09 May 12

john87_no1 said :

An extremely poor result for all involved.

How do you figure that?

Court and mental health system escapes an expensive trial.
Victim and his family escape having to relive events in court.
Offender even gets off lightly not being taught a lesson in the slammer.

Lookout Smithers Lookout Smithers 4:09 pm 30 May 12

Thumper said :

I’m troubled by this.

Not because of what the guy may or may not have done but because he should have at least been given the presumption of innocence until a trial.

Our legal system may have its flaws, but its the best we’ve got and it has served us reasonably well for a long time.

His suicide does not sit well.

We are a civilised society people. At least, I hope we are.

Thankyou! Decency and reasonable thinking. However one comes to feel about the issues here on a personal level, the ability to commment above it is a great example of a sound mind at work. Always refreshing to read.

cocksure cocksure 3:42 pm 01 Jun 12

one less oxygen stealing rock spider!

cocksure cocksure 3:45 pm 01 Jun 12

Marcus_Ashley said :

john87_no1 said :

An extremely poor result for all involved.

here here.

one less rock spider

djk djk 4:03 pm 01 Jun 12

cocksure said :

Marcus_Ashley said :

john87_no1 said :

An extremely poor result for all involved.

here here.

one less rock spider

cocksure in name and nature…

VYBerlinaV8_is_back VYBerlinaV8_is_back 4:20 pm 01 Jun 12

Jim Jones said :

thatsnotme said :

bundah said :

Well your prepared to dismiss my belief that it spoke volumes about his guilt but your not prepared to offer an alternative perpective!

Are you serious? You come out and say ‘this guy committed suicide, therefore that must mean he’s guilty’. When someone tells you that your statement doesn’t necessarily add up, your answer is that they should research suicides due to guilt – nothing more than that – yet now you’re complaining about a lack of alternative perspectives?!

I’m sure you’ve very comfortable there in your black and white world.

+1

Revolting.

+ 2. This guy was a human, and we have systems in place to deal with his alleged actions. Suicide is not the answer.

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