John Patrick O'Brien
Despite refusal to acknowledge responsibility for this behaviour, John Patrick O'Brien was convicted by jury in the Hamilton High Court of six counts of indecent assault; one of attempted sodomy; and one of assault; relating to two complainant brothers during the 1970s and sentenced to 4 years 6 months prison.
The offending with respect to the first victim who was born in 1961 began when he was about nine years of age and continued until he was fourteen years of age. You performed oral sex on this young boy up to a dozen times and eventually convinced him to perform oral sex on you on a number of occasions. Mostly this occurred in the grandparents house or in a sleep out. You were about eighteen years older than the complainant, in your late twenties and early thirties.
You also subjected this young boy to an attempt at sodomy during a party at the house when he was somewhere between ten and twelve years of age. Sadly the young complainant told no one fearing more of the beatings he had already suffered at the hands of his grandparents.
The other victim was the first complainant’s brother. This offending occurred while he was eight to fourteen years of age during the same time as the other complainant. The incidents involving this complainant involved you touching his penis and encouraging him to touch your penis. You regularly kissed him on the mouth and when he would not co-operate you would slap him on the face.
Date of Birth
14 March 1943
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OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|10-07-2009||Sentencing Date is approx||High Court Hamilton||Indecent assault||06-06-1970||4 Years, 6 Months, Imprisonment||▼|