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No jail time for the sex skypers

By johnboy 23 October 2013 31

The ABC reports that Daniel McDonald and Dylan Deblaquiere will serve no jail time for their grotty capers at ADFA, merely suffer ruined lives:

Today in the ACT Supreme Court, Justice John Neild handed McDonald two 12-month good behaviour bonds and Deblaquiere one 12-month good behaviour bond.

Deblaquiere has already left the military, while it is understood the ADF will make a decision about McDonald’s ongoing employment now that the sentence has been handed down.

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Plodder 6:30 pm 25 Oct 13

Nothing excuses the behaviour of McDonald and Deblaquiere – the two are grubs of the highest order. Whether they deserved prison or not is rightly a decision for the Courts, the only entity that has seen all the evidence and is able to weigh all the issues before making a decision.

The comments from ‘contributors’ Robertson and Masquara are deserving of a response – if only to address the factual inaccuracies. McDonald is about to be discharged from the Australian Defence Force so he will not be welcomed back to ADFA to continue his studies. Even had he been acquitted it would be very unlikely he would have been returned to ADFA – if nothing else he would be too old to recommence as a first year so some other solution would have been required. Further, had the civil criminal case failed both individuals almost certainly would have faced the military system which would have ended in their discharge from the service.

Contrary to Robertson’s statements ADFA hasn’t been operating for over 30 years. It opened in 1986 and since then over 6500 young men and women have graduated and commenced careers in the ADF. A number of those officers have been killed, wounded or injured serving overseas in war zones or in the inevitable training accidents that occur. I would be very keen to see Robertson stand in front of the families and friends of the dead and injured and repeat his claim that their sons/daughters/mates were ‘revolting little grots’ or not ‘real soldiers’.Stating that ‘ADFA and its grots has very little to do with the people who risk their lives to defend our country and its values’ is grammatically incorrect, factually wrong and clearly highlights the author’s half-witted ignorance. It’s also relevant to note that both of these morons (McDonald and Deblaquiere) had been at ADFA for a grand total of 8 weeks. That strongly suggests their behaviour had much more to do with who they were before joining Defence then any influence cultural issues at ADFA may have had.

Smearing all ADFA cadets and graduates as ‘revolting grots’ is grossly unfair and akin to stating that all RiotAct keyboard warriors are gutless, brainless toads who contribute nothing and steal valuable oxygen with every breath they take. While that may be true for the Robertson’s of this world the reality is it isn’t representative of 99.9% of other contributors.

Robertson 2:22 pm 24 Oct 13

Stevian said :

Robertson said :

Deref said :

Masquara said :

Apparently one of the perpetrators is being welcomed back to continue his ADFA studies.

This tells us everything that we need to know about ADFA.

ADFA has been a haven for revolting little grots for at least the last 30 years. Defence is full of ex-ADFA graduates continuing to exude their worthless values on all about them.

I’m reminded of something written if memory serves by Rudyard Kipling

It’s “Tommy this” and “Tommy that”
and “Tommy by and by”
But it’s “God Bless you Mr Atkins”
when the bullets start to fly

(That from memory so may not be precise, but it’s close enough)

Oh look – somebody who confuses real soldiers with ADFA cadets.

ADFA and its grots has very little to do with the people who risk their lives to defend our country and its values….as demonstrated by this episode.

Stevian 1:01 pm 24 Oct 13

Robertson said :

Deref said :

Masquara said :

Apparently one of the perpetrators is being welcomed back to continue his ADFA studies.

This tells us everything that we need to know about ADFA.

ADFA has been a haven for revolting little grots for at least the last 30 years. Defence is full of ex-ADFA graduates continuing to exude their worthless values on all about them.

I’m reminded of something written if memory serves by Rudyard Kipling

It’s “Tommy this” and “Tommy that”
and “Tommy by and by”
But it’s “God Bless you Mr Atkins”
when the bullets start to fly

(That from memory so may not be precise, but it’s close enough)

    johnboy 1:03 pm 24 Oct 13

    http://faxmentis.org/html/kipling.html

    “For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, wait outside”;
    But it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide,
    The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
    O it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide.”

Robertson 12:42 pm 24 Oct 13

Deref said :

Masquara said :

Apparently one of the perpetrators is being welcomed back to continue his ADFA studies.

This tells us everything that we need to know about ADFA.

ADFA has been a haven for revolting little grots for at least the last 30 years. Defence is full of ex-ADFA graduates continuing to exude their worthless values on all about them.

howeph 9:38 am 24 Oct 13

Masquara said :

Apparently one of the perpetrators is being welcomed back to continue his ADFA studies.

Source please?

thebrownstreak69 9:18 am 24 Oct 13

miz said :

This court result sends a poor message – even if you get caught, society will impose zero consequences. I am appalled.

The court has been sending this message for quite a while in the ACT. Unfortunately.

switch 8:53 am 24 Oct 13

Masquara said :

Masquara said :

Apparently one of the perpetrators is being welcomed back to continue his ADFA studies.

This is s***.

Shame we can’t we spell out “s***” when we have the s***s and are describing s***s …

Not only do Public Service computers block emails containing naughty words, now they check if you are entering them at the keyboard while you type…

Deref 8:26 am 24 Oct 13

Masquara said :

Apparently one of the perpetrators is being welcomed back to continue his ADFA studies.

This tells us everything that we need to know about ADFA.

miz 7:34 am 24 Oct 13

This court result sends a poor message – even if you get caught, society will impose zero consequences. I am appalled.

Queen_of_the_Bun 12:04 am 24 Oct 13

steveu said :

These fellas learnt a painful lesson. Incredible how Gillard created legislation and got it through in a week to get the men brought before the courts. God help them if it was rape. Which it wasn’t. It does appear to be fraternisation as well which I’m pretty sure is frowned upon at ADFA. I would presume the victim in this case would be brought to account for her part in the act. Not that she would ever be named as it may harm her reputation.

Not sure that they have learnt a painful lesson:

While detailing the facts of the case, Acting Justice Nield noted the pair’s actions were vulgar and they had not expressed remorse.

“Neither offender said anything to the complainant when what had happened became known to show regret or remorse for what they did,” he said.

“Neither stood up in court after the complainant read her victim impact statement to say they regret what they did.”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-23/sentence-expected-in-adf-skype-sex-case/5039296?section=act

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