Sex abuser wins right to suppress his name- NOT HERE he doesn’t PETER VERSI (now with photos)


Who gives a shit about this pigs reputation after he gets out of jail. he should be treated exactly the same as other “Less Prominent people” convicted of disgusting crimes against children. I applaud Derryn Hinch for having the guts to expose this prick, and I am doing the same here.

Make sure to Scroll down to read the updates and a half baked bully tactic from the lawyers

update today 12/04/12 suppression order lifted in NSW

His name is suppressed PUBLIC in NSW as of today

So don’t read his name OK??? UPDATE OR LOOK AT HIS SHIFTY LOOKING MUG IN THESE PHOTOS. BACK IN THE DAY AND A MORE RECENT ONE.

WE EXPOSE MURDERS, THIEVES,RAPISTS, FRAUDSTERS ETC WITHOUT A THOUGHT TO THEIR FUTURE EARNING CAPACITY OR REPUTATION YET THE VERY TYPE OF CRIMINAL THAT HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO MOST ORDINARY FAMILIES HARM, THE PAEDOPHILE, GETS PROTECTED. THAT IS SO BIZARRE, JUST READ THAT BACK TO YOURSELF.

SO HERE HE IS FOLKS…WOULD YOU DO BUSINESS WITH THIS MAN?

Peter Versi, convicted paedophile. Wealthy and well connected.Lets save his reputation...NOT


PETER VERSI

IS A rich well connected CONVICTED PAEDOPHILE PEOPLE.

Why should we have a system that  protects the rich and powerful? Lesser known paedophiles get revealed through the courts once convicted why not this bastard?

THE identity of a prominent property developer convicted and jailed for sexual misconduct has been suppressed after his barrister told a court publicity would be ”catastrophic” to his reputation and business activity.

The 63-year-old was jailed yesterday for at least 18 months after a jury found him guilty of one act of indecency and one act of sexual intercourse with his young stepdaughter at Mosman in the mid 1980s.

The man maintains his innocence and intends to appeal.

His barrister, Anthony Bellanto, QC, asked the District Court judge Ken Taylor to grant a non-publication order on his client’s name because the offender planned to resume his career, either after release from prison or a successful appeal.

”We wish to minimise any ongoing damage to his reputation,” Mr Bellanto said. ”It would help if he could reduce the … damage that will no doubt occur if these matters reach the electronic and print media.”

The man raised funds for his large-scale property developments through financial institutions, and his ability to do this should his conviction and jailing become widely known would ”have a catastrophic impact on his ability to earn income,” Mr Bellanto said. The Crown prosecutor, Sarah Huggett, said under the principles of open justice, the offender had no right to have his name suppressed.

Ms Huggett said the victim, now in her late 30s, had indicated she did not want her stepfather’s identity protected.

Outed ... a notice naming Peter Versi as a sex offender found pinned to bus shelters at Wynyard bus terminal.

At least 30 of the man’s supporters, including his wife (the victim’s mother) and biological children, packed the public gallery and many had written favourable character references. These folks should be ashamed too, any good he has ever done is all erased and means nothing, it was all on a lie

Ms Huggett said that showed many people were aware of the conviction and the victim, who was restrained, wished to be able to speak publicly about the case.

But Mr Bellanto said: ”Of course people are aware of it. But that’s only a drop in the ocean as far as the wider public is concerned.”

The man was found guilty of asking the victim, then aged 11 or 12, to rub his penis and testicles with cream as he lay on his bed. He was also convicted of digitally penetrating her vagina and telling her, ”this is what we do when we can’t get to sleep”, when she was between 12 and 15.

The jury heard the victim had told a psychologist about the incidents when she was 14 but retracted the allegations after the psychologist alerted her mother, who told her husband, which led to a confrontation.

update from Hinchs website. The sick bastards lawyers tried to pull one over Derryns eyes about getting the VIC POLICE to investigate him over breaches. As HINCH (and Me) are in Victoria it does not apply and VERSI’s own lawyer admitted same…I have had a dozen of these types of letters send to this very blog. After I send off a quick reply telling them to go get stuffed, I never hear from them again…BIG BULLY tactics do not work on the BRAVE folks.

Here in Derryns Reply from his site today 04/04/12

Nice Try

by Derryn Hinch

Wednesday, 04 April 2012

I hope it wasn’t obvious on air yesterday but there were a few tense moments off-air before I started broadcasting. It concerned [what else?] my naming, across most of Australia, of Sydney property developer and real estate agent Peter Versi, convicted  last week of sexual offences involving his young step-daughter.

The man, who then had his name suppressed because it could damage his reputation if radio and television got hold of it and could hurt his earning capacity. As I said yesterday Money before morality.

Yesterday’s pre-program tension off-air was prompted by the news, just before 4p.m., that Versi’s lawyers had made an official complaint about me to Victoria Police.

The letter from  a Sydney  law firm said:

‘We act for P.V. We refer to the broadcast yesterday by Derryn Hinch where he named our client and the Complainant in sexual assault proceedings in New South Wales. We have reported Mr. Hinch and your station to the Victorian Police and requested them to investigate the matter as in our opinion your station and Mr. Hinch clearly breached Orders made in the District Court of New South Wales’

3AW’s lawyers and general manager, Shane Healy, thought caution should prevail and I should broadcast a sanitised version of my planned editorial including the deletion of  Peter Versi’s name. A version that later appeared on the station’s website.

I argued against it. To me it was another example of what I call the Edelsten Ploy: wealthy man sends legal letter full of threats and bombast. The newspaper or radio station backs off and nothing is ever heard of it again. He’s won.

In this case I knew I had breached no Victorian law. There were absolutely no grounds for Vicpol intervention. And, if necessary, I will argue that I have not breached the order in New South Wales either.

So a Sydney lawyer contacts Victoria Police and accuses me of breaking the law. Phillip Gibson has a well-earned reputation. He spent ten years in the NSW Attorney-General’s department before joining Nyman, Gibson, Stewart.  Chairman of the Criminal Law Specialists Advisory Committee. Has a website called notguilty.com.au.

I phoned him this morning. And I quickly got proof that, as suspected, it was a try-on. I challenged him and said: ‘On what grounds have you made an official complaint about me to Victoria Police? You know I have breached no law in Victoria’.

His candid response, which surprised me, was: ‘You’re probably right’.

Later in the conversation he conceded it was a ‘cautionary tactic’. Phillip Gibson said: ‘You are right. I was over-zealous. On reflection, I covered one base too many’.

He said that on re-reading the Suppression Order – after complaining to the Victorian coppers – he came to the conclusion that the District Court Order applied only in New South Wales and held no sway in Melbourne. A view I’ve held since Day One.

If it had gone unchallenged he could have gone back to his client and boasted:  ‘Mission Accomplished’. I would have been gagged. Nice try.

Here is the first ORIGINAL version of Derryn’s Article. 

Thrice Betrayed

by Derryn Hinch

Monday, 02 April 2012

Warning! Access Illegal in NSW

I want to talk about a young woman who has been betrayed three times in this country. First, by her step-father who sexually assaulted her from the time she was about 11 years old. Second, by a court in Sydney which suppressed her attacker’s name because it might be bad for his business when he gets out of jail.

And third, by her own mother – who not only still defends her sex offender husband but turned up in court along with heaps of other family and friends as a show of that support against her own daughter.

I talked about this case on 3AW on Friday. And I intend to name that man today. I was angry when Anthony Bellanto QC, the lawyer for the real estate agent and prominent property developer, convinced the judge to suppress his client’s name on the grounds he wanted to, as he put it, ‘minimise any ongoing damage to his reputation’. He said it would help if District Court Judge Ken Taylor ‘…could reduce the damage that will no doubt occur if these matters reach the electronic and print media’.

He also said, if knowledge of the man’s conviction and jailing for 18 months became widely known, it would have a ‘catastrophic impact on his ability to earn income’. I want to talk about a young woman who has been betrayed three times in this country.

First, by her step-father who sexually assaulted her from the time she was about 11 years old.

Second, by a court in Sydney which suppressed her attacker’s name because it might be bad for his business when he gets out of jail.

And third, by her own mother – who not only still defends her sex offender husband but turned up in court along with heaps of other family and friends as a show of that support against her own daughter.

I talked about this case on Friday. And I intend to name that man today. I was angry when Anthony Bellanto QC, the lawyer for the real estate agent and prominent property developer, convinced the judge to suppress his client’s name on the grounds he wanted to, as he put it, ‘minimise any ongoing damage to his reputation’. He said it would help if District Court Judge Ken Taylor ‘…could reduce the damage that will no doubt occur if these matters reach the electronic and print media’.

He also said, if knowledge of the man’s conviction and jailing for 18 months became widely known, it would have a ‘catastrophic impact on his ability to earn income’.

As I tweeted after reading that: ‘I lost my ability to earn for five bloody months for naming these bastards’.  For naming two sex offenders, who were protected by suppression orders under a bad law, I was put under house arrest and specifically banned from being ‘gainfully employed’  from July through December last year. It cost me a lot of money.

The prosecutor in the Sydney case argued that the man’s name should not be suppressed and, critically, so did the  brave victim who is now a married woman in her thirties. That is important because, without her permission, you could not  and would not name the man, no matter how much he deserved it, because by naming him you risked identifying the victim.  And that would be terribly wrong. In Victoria it would be a breach of Section 4 of the Crimes Act. Her name is (withheld until further notice due to some conflicting statements by Hinch and victim)

update 2.41pm

He said he spoke to the victim yesterday morning when she gave her approval for her name to be published.

‘‘She said ‘I’m happy to be named’. Her exact words were: ‘I want to be a role model for other victims’,’’ Hinch said.

‘‘The exact words are in my mind. I said ‘You’re very brave’. She said ‘No, I want to be a role model’.’’

The outspoken radio personality said after the woman’s name was published online, she spoke with Hinch’s radio producers because her name had been misspelt on the website. The spelling was corrected.

Later that night after Hinch was off-air, the woman contacted the radio station to say she wanted her name removed from the website and that she was scared she would go to jail for contempt of court, Hinch said.

Hinch said he spoke to the victim about 8.30pm and agreed to take her name down.

‘‘I said ‘I’m on your side. If you don’t want your name mentioned, it’s fine by me’,’’ Hinch said.

He got in touch with his webmaster about 10pm and her name was removed.

Hinch said he thought the victim was scared and fragile.

‘‘I don’t want to cause her any more grief, she’s the victim here,’’ Hinch said.


The man’s name is Peter Versi, a wealthy businessman from Sydney’s North Shore. You are entitled to know it if you go interstate on business or if you are asked to fund his large scale property developments. Versi was found guilty of asking his victim, then 11 or 12, to rub his penis and testicles with cream as he lay on the bed. He was also convicted of digitally penetrating her vagina when she was between 12 and 15 and told her ‘this is what we do when we can’t get to sleep’. Her started abusing her when she was eight years old.

This is the man whom the victim’s own mother turned up in court to support. Along with two of his biological children and about 30 friends and colleagues.

The victim said: ‘I lived with him for most of my life. My mother has stood by him’.

I now know a lot more about this creature whose name they tried to suppress. He also sexually abused a young step-daughter from a previous marriage. She never pressed charges. She did give evidence in this case though and Versi’s lawyer tried to  have that evidence hidden from the jury.

It is worth reading again parts of a statement (victims name withheld until further notice due to some conflicting statements re permission by Hinch and victim) gave us on Friday. She was going to come on the program but then said she was ‘too scared to speak on air because of the order and because I’ve been threatened’.

She said: ‘I woke up this  morning to the front page of the newspaper talking in intimate detail about what this man had done to me and my body  which is very private and personal. It was very confronting to see that on the front page. On talkback radio they were talking about it as well.

‘His identify was protected, yet these intimate details about me are not protected at all. How can, on the one hand, they protect this man’s identity, and on the other hand, deny the victim’s right and the rights of society to know he is a convicted paedophile?’

How right she is.

And on the lawyer’s argument about his ability to earn and protecting Peter Versi’s reputation she said: ‘He doesn’t have a reputation to uphold. He lost that’.

She is brave. She is right. I’m only sorry I am identifying Peter Versi only in Victoria and not in Sydney which he deserves. But we’re working on it.

(Click to see full size version)

Screenshot of "Thrice Betrayed" by Derryn Hinch - Monday, 02 April 2012
Warning! Access Illegal in NSW.
(Click to see full size version)

Derryn Hinch names and shames convicted paedophile

UPDATE: DERRYN Hinch has done it again. He’s named a convicted paedophile in a move that could see him jailed for contempt of court.

FIGHTING ON: Defiant Hinch will keep working to name sex pests

Speaking on his 3AW radio show yesterday, Hinch named a prominent Sydney property developer convicted of sexually assaulting his 11-year-old step daughter on Sydney’s lower north shore.

The man was sentenced last week to 18 months’ jail in the District Court.

During the case the convicted man’s barrister, Anthony Bellanto, QC successfully argued to have the defendant’s name suppressed in NSW to ”minimise any ongoing damage to his reputation”.

Mr Bellanto said keeping the man’s name secret “could reduce the damage that will no doubt occur if these matters reach the electronic and print media” and that naming the man would have a “catastrophic impact on his ability to earn income”.

Angry over the case, Hinch took to Twitter, writing: “I lost my ability to earn for five bloody months for naming these bastards”.

A transcript of the broadcast published on the 3AW website has since been edited to remove the man’s name.

The 11-year-old victim, now in her mid-30s, told Hinch it was ”disgusting” the non-publication order covered her abuser’s name but not the details of the abuse she suffered.

“His identify was protected, yet these intimate details about me are not protected at all. How can, on the one hand, they protect this man’s identity, and on the other hand, deny the victim’s right and the rights of society to know he is a convicted paedophile?”

Hinch also named the convicted sex offender on his personal website humanheadline.com.au which crashed this morning from an overload of traffic.

The radio star confirmed it was a technical glitch and he had not shutdown the site because of legal implications.

“It has not been hacked, it has not been taken down by the Justice Department it has crashed because of an overload of traffic,’’ he said.

“I think we have done the right thing…if you access it from NSW then you are breaking the law I am not.

“The fact that somebody’s identity is suppressed because it may hurt their earning capacity in the future when they are released, is Ludicrous”.

Hinch was jailed in the 1980s for naming a Melbourne paedophile priest. In 2011 he was banned from broadcasting on any medium as part of his sentence for breaching suppression orders by naming sex offenders.

Sex abuser wins right to suppress his name- NOT HERE he doesn't PETER VERSI (now with photos)


Who gives a shit about this pigs reputation after he gets out of jail. he should be treated exactly the same as other “Less Prominent people” convicted of disgusting crimes against children. I applaud Derryn Hinch for having the guts to expose this prick, and I am doing the same here.

Make sure to Scroll down to read the updates and a half baked bully tactic from the lawyers

update today 12/04/12 suppression order lifted in NSW

His name is suppressed PUBLIC in NSW as of today

So don’t read his name OK??? UPDATE OR LOOK AT HIS SHIFTY LOOKING MUG IN THESE PHOTOS. BACK IN THE DAY AND A MORE RECENT ONE.

WE EXPOSE MURDERS, THIEVES,RAPISTS, FRAUDSTERS ETC WITHOUT A THOUGHT TO THEIR FUTURE EARNING CAPACITY OR REPUTATION YET THE VERY TYPE OF CRIMINAL THAT HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO MOST ORDINARY FAMILIES HARM, THE PAEDOPHILE, GETS PROTECTED. THAT IS SO BIZARRE, JUST READ THAT BACK TO YOURSELF.

SO HERE HE IS FOLKS…WOULD YOU DO BUSINESS WITH THIS MAN?

Peter Versi, convicted paedophile. Wealthy and well connected.Lets save his reputation...NOT


PETER VERSI

IS A rich well connected CONVICTED PAEDOPHILE PEOPLE.

Why should we have a system that  protects the rich and powerful? Lesser known paedophiles get revealed through the courts once convicted why not this bastard?

THE identity of a prominent property developer convicted and jailed for sexual misconduct has been suppressed after his barrister told a court publicity would be ”catastrophic” to his reputation and business activity.

The 63-year-old was jailed yesterday for at least 18 months after a jury found him guilty of one act of indecency and one act of sexual intercourse with his young stepdaughter at Mosman in the mid 1980s.

The man maintains his innocence and intends to appeal.

His barrister, Anthony Bellanto, QC, asked the District Court judge Ken Taylor to grant a non-publication order on his client’s name because the offender planned to resume his career, either after release from prison or a successful appeal.

”We wish to minimise any ongoing damage to his reputation,” Mr Bellanto said. ”It would help if he could reduce the … damage that will no doubt occur if these matters reach the electronic and print media.”

The man raised funds for his large-scale property developments through financial institutions, and his ability to do this should his conviction and jailing become widely known would ”have a catastrophic impact on his ability to earn income,” Mr Bellanto said. The Crown prosecutor, Sarah Huggett, said under the principles of open justice, the offender had no right to have his name suppressed.

Ms Huggett said the victim, now in her late 30s, had indicated she did not want her stepfather’s identity protected.

Outed ... a notice naming Peter Versi as a sex offender found pinned to bus shelters at Wynyard bus terminal.

At least 30 of the man’s supporters, including his wife (the victim’s mother) and biological children, packed the public gallery and many had written favourable character references. These folks should be ashamed too, any good he has ever done is all erased and means nothing, it was all on a lie

Ms Huggett said that showed many people were aware of the conviction and the victim, who was restrained, wished to be able to speak publicly about the case.

But Mr Bellanto said: ”Of course people are aware of it. But that’s only a drop in the ocean as far as the wider public is concerned.”

The man was found guilty of asking the victim, then aged 11 or 12, to rub his penis and testicles with cream as he lay on his bed. He was also convicted of digitally penetrating her vagina and telling her, ”this is what we do when we can’t get to sleep”, when she was between 12 and 15.

The jury heard the victim had told a psychologist about the incidents when she was 14 but retracted the allegations after the psychologist alerted her mother, who told her husband, which led to a confrontation.

update from Hinchs website. The sick bastards lawyers tried to pull one over Derryns eyes about getting the VIC POLICE to investigate him over breaches. As HINCH (and Me) are in Victoria it does not apply and VERSI’s own lawyer admitted same…I have had a dozen of these types of letters send to this very blog. After I send off a quick reply telling them to go get stuffed, I never hear from them again…BIG BULLY tactics do not work on the BRAVE folks.

Here in Derryns Reply from his site today 04/04/12

Nice Try

by Derryn Hinch

Wednesday, 04 April 2012

I hope it wasn’t obvious on air yesterday but there were a few tense moments off-air before I started broadcasting. It concerned [what else?] my naming, across most of Australia, of Sydney property developer and real estate agent Peter Versi, convicted  last week of sexual offences involving his young step-daughter.

The man, who then had his name suppressed because it could damage his reputation if radio and television got hold of it and could hurt his earning capacity. As I said yesterday Money before morality.

Yesterday’s pre-program tension off-air was prompted by the news, just before 4p.m., that Versi’s lawyers had made an official complaint about me to Victoria Police.

The letter from  a Sydney  law firm said:

‘We act for P.V. We refer to the broadcast yesterday by Derryn Hinch where he named our client and the Complainant in sexual assault proceedings in New South Wales. We have reported Mr. Hinch and your station to the Victorian Police and requested them to investigate the matter as in our opinion your station and Mr. Hinch clearly breached Orders made in the District Court of New South Wales’

3AW’s lawyers and general manager, Shane Healy, thought caution should prevail and I should broadcast a sanitised version of my planned editorial including the deletion of  Peter Versi’s name. A version that later appeared on the station’s website.

I argued against it. To me it was another example of what I call the Edelsten Ploy: wealthy man sends legal letter full of threats and bombast. The newspaper or radio station backs off and nothing is ever heard of it again. He’s won.

In this case I knew I had breached no Victorian law. There were absolutely no grounds for Vicpol intervention. And, if necessary, I will argue that I have not breached the order in New South Wales either.

So a Sydney lawyer contacts Victoria Police and accuses me of breaking the law. Phillip Gibson has a well-earned reputation. He spent ten years in the NSW Attorney-General’s department before joining Nyman, Gibson, Stewart.  Chairman of the Criminal Law Specialists Advisory Committee. Has a website called notguilty.com.au.

I phoned him this morning. And I quickly got proof that, as suspected, it was a try-on. I challenged him and said: ‘On what grounds have you made an official complaint about me to Victoria Police? You know I have breached no law in Victoria’.

His candid response, which surprised me, was: ‘You’re probably right’.

Later in the conversation he conceded it was a ‘cautionary tactic’. Phillip Gibson said: ‘You are right. I was over-zealous. On reflection, I covered one base too many’.

He said that on re-reading the Suppression Order – after complaining to the Victorian coppers – he came to the conclusion that the District Court Order applied only in New South Wales and held no sway in Melbourne. A view I’ve held since Day One.

If it had gone unchallenged he could have gone back to his client and boasted:  ‘Mission Accomplished’. I would have been gagged. Nice try.

Here is the first ORIGINAL version of Derryn’s Article. 

Thrice Betrayed

by Derryn Hinch

Monday, 02 April 2012

Warning! Access Illegal in NSW

I want to talk about a young woman who has been betrayed three times in this country. First, by her step-father who sexually assaulted her from the time she was about 11 years old. Second, by a court in Sydney which suppressed her attacker’s name because it might be bad for his business when he gets out of jail.

And third, by her own mother – who not only still defends her sex offender husband but turned up in court along with heaps of other family and friends as a show of that support against her own daughter.

I talked about this case on 3AW on Friday. And I intend to name that man today. I was angry when Anthony Bellanto QC, the lawyer for the real estate agent and prominent property developer, convinced the judge to suppress his client’s name on the grounds he wanted to, as he put it, ‘minimise any ongoing damage to his reputation’. He said it would help if District Court Judge Ken Taylor ‘…could reduce the damage that will no doubt occur if these matters reach the electronic and print media’.

He also said, if knowledge of the man’s conviction and jailing for 18 months became widely known, it would have a ‘catastrophic impact on his ability to earn income’. I want to talk about a young woman who has been betrayed three times in this country.

First, by her step-father who sexually assaulted her from the time she was about 11 years old.

Second, by a court in Sydney which suppressed her attacker’s name because it might be bad for his business when he gets out of jail.

And third, by her own mother – who not only still defends her sex offender husband but turned up in court along with heaps of other family and friends as a show of that support against her own daughter.

I talked about this case on Friday. And I intend to name that man today. I was angry when Anthony Bellanto QC, the lawyer for the real estate agent and prominent property developer, convinced the judge to suppress his client’s name on the grounds he wanted to, as he put it, ‘minimise any ongoing damage to his reputation’. He said it would help if District Court Judge Ken Taylor ‘…could reduce the damage that will no doubt occur if these matters reach the electronic and print media’.

He also said, if knowledge of the man’s conviction and jailing for 18 months became widely known, it would have a ‘catastrophic impact on his ability to earn income’.

As I tweeted after reading that: ‘I lost my ability to earn for five bloody months for naming these bastards’.  For naming two sex offenders, who were protected by suppression orders under a bad law, I was put under house arrest and specifically banned from being ‘gainfully employed’  from July through December last year. It cost me a lot of money.

The prosecutor in the Sydney case argued that the man’s name should not be suppressed and, critically, so did the  brave victim who is now a married woman in her thirties. That is important because, without her permission, you could not  and would not name the man, no matter how much he deserved it, because by naming him you risked identifying the victim.  And that would be terribly wrong. In Victoria it would be a breach of Section 4 of the Crimes Act. Her name is (withheld until further notice due to some conflicting statements by Hinch and victim)

update 2.41pm

He said he spoke to the victim yesterday morning when she gave her approval for her name to be published.

‘‘She said ‘I’m happy to be named’. Her exact words were: ‘I want to be a role model for other victims’,’’ Hinch said.

‘‘The exact words are in my mind. I said ‘You’re very brave’. She said ‘No, I want to be a role model’.’’

The outspoken radio personality said after the woman’s name was published online, she spoke with Hinch’s radio producers because her name had been misspelt on the website. The spelling was corrected.

Later that night after Hinch was off-air, the woman contacted the radio station to say she wanted her name removed from the website and that she was scared she would go to jail for contempt of court, Hinch said.

Hinch said he spoke to the victim about 8.30pm and agreed to take her name down.

‘‘I said ‘I’m on your side. If you don’t want your name mentioned, it’s fine by me’,’’ Hinch said.

He got in touch with his webmaster about 10pm and her name was removed.

Hinch said he thought the victim was scared and fragile.

‘‘I don’t want to cause her any more grief, she’s the victim here,’’ Hinch said.


The man’s name is Peter Versi, a wealthy businessman from Sydney’s North Shore. You are entitled to know it if you go interstate on business or if you are asked to fund his large scale property developments. Versi was found guilty of asking his victim, then 11 or 12, to rub his penis and testicles with cream as he lay on the bed. He was also convicted of digitally penetrating her vagina when she was between 12 and 15 and told her ‘this is what we do when we can’t get to sleep’. Her started abusing her when she was eight years old.

This is the man whom the victim’s own mother turned up in court to support. Along with two of his biological children and about 30 friends and colleagues.

The victim said: ‘I lived with him for most of my life. My mother has stood by him’.

I now know a lot more about this creature whose name they tried to suppress. He also sexually abused a young step-daughter from a previous marriage. She never pressed charges. She did give evidence in this case though and Versi’s lawyer tried to  have that evidence hidden from the jury.

It is worth reading again parts of a statement (victims name withheld until further notice due to some conflicting statements re permission by Hinch and victim) gave us on Friday. She was going to come on the program but then said she was ‘too scared to speak on air because of the order and because I’ve been threatened’.

She said: ‘I woke up this  morning to the front page of the newspaper talking in intimate detail about what this man had done to me and my body  which is very private and personal. It was very confronting to see that on the front page. On talkback radio they were talking about it as well.

‘His identify was protected, yet these intimate details about me are not protected at all. How can, on the one hand, they protect this man’s identity, and on the other hand, deny the victim’s right and the rights of society to know he is a convicted paedophile?’

How right she is.

And on the lawyer’s argument about his ability to earn and protecting Peter Versi’s reputation she said: ‘He doesn’t have a reputation to uphold. He lost that’.

She is brave. She is right. I’m only sorry I am identifying Peter Versi only in Victoria and not in Sydney which he deserves. But we’re working on it.

(Click to see full size version)

Screenshot of "Thrice Betrayed" by Derryn Hinch - Monday, 02 April 2012
Warning! Access Illegal in NSW.
(Click to see full size version)

Derryn Hinch names and shames convicted paedophile

UPDATE: DERRYN Hinch has done it again. He’s named a convicted paedophile in a move that could see him jailed for contempt of court.

FIGHTING ON: Defiant Hinch will keep working to name sex pests

Speaking on his 3AW radio show yesterday, Hinch named a prominent Sydney property developer convicted of sexually assaulting his 11-year-old step daughter on Sydney’s lower north shore.

The man was sentenced last week to 18 months’ jail in the District Court.

During the case the convicted man’s barrister, Anthony Bellanto, QC successfully argued to have the defendant’s name suppressed in NSW to ”minimise any ongoing damage to his reputation”.

Mr Bellanto said keeping the man’s name secret “could reduce the damage that will no doubt occur if these matters reach the electronic and print media” and that naming the man would have a “catastrophic impact on his ability to earn income”.

Angry over the case, Hinch took to Twitter, writing: “I lost my ability to earn for five bloody months for naming these bastards”.

A transcript of the broadcast published on the 3AW website has since been edited to remove the man’s name.

The 11-year-old victim, now in her mid-30s, told Hinch it was ”disgusting” the non-publication order covered her abuser’s name but not the details of the abuse she suffered.

“His identify was protected, yet these intimate details about me are not protected at all. How can, on the one hand, they protect this man’s identity, and on the other hand, deny the victim’s right and the rights of society to know he is a convicted paedophile?”

Hinch also named the convicted sex offender on his personal website humanheadline.com.au which crashed this morning from an overload of traffic.

The radio star confirmed it was a technical glitch and he had not shutdown the site because of legal implications.

“It has not been hacked, it has not been taken down by the Justice Department it has crashed because of an overload of traffic,’’ he said.

“I think we have done the right thing…if you access it from NSW then you are breaking the law I am not.

“The fact that somebody’s identity is suppressed because it may hurt their earning capacity in the future when they are released, is Ludicrous”.

Hinch was jailed in the 1980s for naming a Melbourne paedophile priest. In 2011 he was banned from broadcasting on any medium as part of his sentence for breaching suppression orders by naming sex offenders.