Patrick Nicholas Upton
Because they are earlier in time it is easier to start with the offences in this Court. They were committed between 1976 and 1979 when you were in your late 20’s, early 30’s age range and include one conviction for attempted indecent act on one complainant, five of inducing an indecent act on a second and four of indecent assault on a third. Over that period, I don’t need to go into the facts in great detail, save to note that it involved mutual masturbation, touching of the testicles, simulated intercourse and oral sex and of those nine counts, four were representative counts. So that last is a matter that needs to be taken into account.
 In the District Court, as you were approaching trial, you pleaded guilty to three counts, two of indecent assault in the 1979-1982 period as were the case in this Court, with a boy under the age of 16, touching his penis and rubbing your penis against him and one of attempted sodomy and you were remanded to this Court for sentence. The sentencing has been delayed for reasons unassociated with you and as I have said to counsel, you are entitled to a substantial reduction in the sentence for the pleas of guilty and for saving the now middle aged men from having to go to trial. The pleas were not at the first reasonable opportunity, but they were at a point where the complainants would have been relieved and there was a saving of resources concerning a trial.
 As far as the facts are concerned, all these complainants were brothers. There was a similarity in offending; you took them on hunting trips and sexually abused them on those trips. You were living with the boys’ family and slept in the same room with them, where the masturbation took place and this occurred on a number of occasions, probably on a weekly basis, during the period mentioned in the charges of several years.
 As far as the District Court convictions are concerned, again you took the boys hunting and there were incidents in the house where you sexually abused them.
Date of Birth
1956 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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