The Canberra Times reports that the former scout found guilty of preying sexually on the younger members of the Gang Show team has been given a fully suspended sentence.
Given how long the trial process drags out these days there’s plenty of time to polish up the character references.
Possibly of longer term import he’s now on the sex offenders register.
Justice Refshauge said there was an element of planning and persuasion in the young man’s advances towards the victim and the four-year age gap between the two was serious given their youth at the time.
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Justice Refshauge took into account the man’s character references, which were described as “uniformly glowing”, and the fact that he was a minor when he had sex with the victim.
He sentenced him to a total of three years and four months in prison, fully suspended, and placed him on a good behaviour order.