Tasmanian woman Robyn Clare Pearce, 61 was accused of dishonestly acquiring financial advantage from an Australian man and another from the United States.
Police arrested Pearce on January 28 this year and allege that Pearce stole a total of $247,000 from the Australian man on 122 separate occasions between July 2007 and October 2010 ::::
She is also accused of stealing $122,000 from her other alleged victim on 172 occasions between April 2011 and January 2015.
tasmania Police say “Robyn Clare Pearce met a 64-year-old man from New South Wales on an online dating site and over a three year period obtained more than $247,000 from him with the false promise of repaying him the money.”
She first appeared in the Hobart Magistrates Court on january 29 this year when she was remanded in custody to appear via video link. In her appearance last week Pearce was released on bail to appear in the Supreme Court in June.
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Chemical castration is among the alternative sentencing options for child sex offenders being considered by a New South Wales parliamentary committee. The controversial option has been put forward by the Premier Barry O’Farrell.
The committee will investigate whether current sentencing is effective, in an effort to restore public confidence in the states legal system. The move comes after a man was given a non-custodial –three year good behaviour bond – sentence for raping his daughter.
Chemical castration is the administration of medication designed to reduce libido and sexual activity. Unlike surgical castration, where the testicles or ovaries are removed permanently, chemical castration does not actually castrate the person, nor is it a form of sterilization. In most cases the administration of chemical castration is an ongoing treatment.
Chemical castration is generally considered reversible when treatment is discontinued, or the patient ceases medicating. Dubbo MP Troy Grant, who is set to chair the committee, says there has been widespread discontent with the states sentencing regime for violent crimes :: Read the full article »»»»
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A 12-year-old girl married in an Islamic ceremony to a 27-year-old man in New South Wales miscarried after becoming pregnant, court documents have revealed. A police statement of facts was tendered to the NSW District Court during the sentence hearing of the 27-year-old man.
The man has pleaded guilty to a charge of the persistent sexual abuse of a child after he told police he married the girl in an Islamic ceremony in the Hunter Valley last year. The man, who can not be named, faces a maximum 25-year sentence for the offence
UPDATE! In the NSW District Court Judge Deborah Sweeney gave the man, who cannot be named, a maximum sentence of 10 years with a non-parole period of seven and a half years. He will be eligible for parole in August 2021. He faced a possible 25-year sentence for the offence :: Read the full article »»»»