The offending occurred when he was babysitting the complainants and began when he was 14
Sentencing notes of Judge Moore as follows:
 I have got no doubt what these verdicts mean. What they mean is this: that from a time which started before you were old enough to have what I think can best be called the criminal responsibility of an adult for your actions, you were sexually abusing (the complainants), particularly the older one – it is really her who features initially – in ways which, if they had stopped before you were out of your mid teens, might now be able to be seen as some sort of teenage experimentation which reflected the fact that you had been entrusted to look after these youngsters from time to time at a stage when you were not sufficiently mature to appreciate the responsibility entailed and the need to keep your hands to yourself.
 That aspect of these matters I put to one side because, as I have said, the approach of the law recognises that there is a point in a person’s development prior to which they should not be seen as criminally responsible in the adult sense. That background no doubt added to the impact of your conduct on the complainants, but you persisted in this conduct well after you were mature enough to appreciate how terribly wrong what you were doing was. It was not just a case of indecently touching these youngsters. You were also getting them in day to day terms, to play with you sexually.
 Grappling with the matter as best I can, and that includes an allowance for your age – time becomes more precious as we grow older – and allowing too for some recognition of the fact that there has been no further sexual offending and that the secondary impact on you of the sentence I have to impose – through its effects on those who are now close to you and in many cases have written to the Court about that – it is something that I have tried to take into account to a modest extent although frankly the law makes it plain that people who commit serious offences impact on the lives of those who love them in all sorts of ways that the Court can do nothing about – I have come to the conclusion that the appropriate sentence here is one of two years and nine months imprisonment. That must be the sentence on each of these four charges.
Date of Birth
22 September 1953
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced for two years nine months in early 2008
Reduced to just two years in September 2008
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