Adrian Bayley Pleads Guilty to Rape – Not Guilty to Murdering Jill Meagher


Jill Meagher

Adrian Bayley admitted raping and strangling Jill Meagher in a Melbourne laneway, but has pleaded not guilty to her murder.  The 41 year old will stand trial in the Victorian Supreme Court after the Deputy Chief Magistrate found there was enough evidence for a jury to convict him.  Bayley pleaded guilty to one count of rape in the Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday and not guilty to murder and another two charges of rape.

UPDATE 5TH MAY 2013

Adrian Bayley arriving at court 5th May 2013

Adrian Bayley arriving at court 5th May 2013

ADRIAN Bayley has arrived at the Supreme Court for a hearing over the death of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher, where he is expected to plead guilty to charges of murder. More to come…

Bayley, 41, pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on March 12 to one count of raping Ms Meagher.

He pleaded not guilty to her murder and two of three counts of rape.

Bayley was set to stand trial over the murder in a Brunswick laneway in September – a year after the crime that shocked the nation.

Last moments of Jill Meagher’s life

  • by: Paul Anderson – From: Herald Sun
  • March 13, 2013 8:59AM

THE man accused of murdering Jill Meagher ran out of petrol after burying the Irish-born ABC employee in a shallow grave, according to court documents.

A police summary of the case against Adrian Bayley, tendered in court, was released to the media after Bayley’s committal hearing yesterday.According to the summary, on the night of September 21 last year, while Ms Meagher was out celebrating with friends in Brunswick, Bayley was arguing with his girlfriend at Swanston St’s Lounge Bar.

The pipeline layer, 41, was arguing with her about “jealousy and possessiveness”. His girlfriend left and returned to their home in Coburg.

“The accused (Bayley) attempted to contact his girlfriend by phone; however, she refused to answer or return text messages and phone calls,” the summary stated.

Bayley left the Lounge Bar at 12.25am and caught a taxi home. There, he changed into a blue hoodie jumper, the summary said.It was about 1am when Ms Meagher, 29, left the Brunswick Green Hotel with a friend and walked to the Etiquette Bar.

Her friend left soon after, twice offering Ms Meagher a ride in a taxi. But she declined, deciding to walk the short distance home.

On her way, outside Chemist Warehouse, she asked a group of three people for a cigarette and had a “short friendly conversation” with the trio.

She then continued on her way along Sydney Rd, towards Hope St. Bayley was in the area by that stage, and saw Ms Meagher walking alone.

“(Bayley) has run up from behind Ms Meagher before slowing to a walk as he approached her.” The Police summary said

Bayley would later tell police: “I was just walking ahead of her and we’d already interacted on Sydney Rd and that’s when she rang her brother. She was actually telling me about her father.”

Ms Meagher called her brother, Michael McKeon, at 1.35am to talk about their sick father.
Mr McKeon said he would call her back in a minute or two. He would try, but his sister’s phone would ring out several times.

Ms Meagher’s husband, Tom, knew his wife was out for drinks with workmates.

At 1.37am, he sent her a text message from their home: “Are you okay?”

The Chief Crown prosecutor, Gavin Silbert, SC, told the court it was 1.38am when Bayley “accosted” Ms Meagher and “proceeded to drag her into a laneway on Hope St between Oven St and Sydney Rd, where he has raped and strangled her”.A bin and parked car in a laneway off Hope St, Brunswick, where Jill Meagher's handbag was found

Bayley later told detectives: “I actually apologised. I can’t imagine how she felt but I know how I felt. All I thought was, ‘What have I done?’ “

Mr Silbert told the court: “(Bayley) has left the body of the deceased in the laneway and returned to his home address, where he has collected a shovel and his white Holden Astra.”

At 1.47am, an extremely worried Tom Meagher sent his wife another text.

“Answer me, I’m really worried,” it read.

He sent another at 2.07am: “Please pick up.”

The court heard Bayley returned to the laneway at 4.22am and put Ms Meagher’s body into the boot of the car.

He drove to Blackhill Rd, Gisborne South, where he buried Ms Meagher by the side of the road.

“I cried, man, and I dug a hole . . . I didn’t cry for me,” Bayley told detectives.

Tom Meagher, meanwhile, had searched the Brunswick streets in vain.

Adrian Bayley as he was taken into custody in the back of a police car. Picture: Stephen Harman

“I kept trying to ring her but there was no answer,” he said in his police statement.

Bayley was driving home from Gisborne when his car ran out of petrol near the Calder Highway.

He managed to wave down motorist Dayle Watkins, who drove him to a nearby service station.

There, about 6am, he filled a jerry can with petrol.

Mr Watkins then drove Bayley back to his vehicle.

On September 27, after investigating the crime scene and gathering evidence, including CCTV footage and phone records, homicide detectives arrested Bayley.

“After investigators informed (Bayley) of the evidence implicating him, he made admissions,” the police summary stated.

“(Bayley) stated that it was due to the argument that he had had earlier in the night with his girlfriend, that (Bayley) had an angry and aggressive demeanour which he transferred onto the deceased.”

Yesterday, Bayley pleaded not guilty to one count of murder and two counts of rape.

He pleaded guilty to one charge of rape.

EDITED RECORD OF INTERVIEW WITH ADRIAN ERNEST BAYLEY TENDERED TO COURT 

Adrian Ernest Bayley

BAYLEY: You know what? I hope I never get out, because you know why I hope that, because then no one else ever has to be hurt because someone hurts me. I don’t deal with – with hurt very well. You know it wasn’t really my intention to hurt her, you know that? When we conversed, I swear to you man – I swear to I’d – I’d just – I spoke to her and she looked – she looked distraught. Does that make sense?

DETECTIVE:Yeah it does.

BAYLEY:She didn’t look happy.

DETECTIVE:Yeah it does.

BAYLEY:And I spoke to – I spoke to hear, you now and said, look, I’ll just – I’ll – I’ll help you, you know. That’s what I said to her and she was like fu… anyway it doesn’t matter. She flipped me off and that made me angry, because I was trying to do a nice thing. You know that?

DETECTIVE: Yeah yeah.

BAYLEY: She looked distraught.

BAYLEY:She looked distraught, you know. She looked like she was lost … always try to do the right thing some – you know, most of the time and I didn’t take well to her response, you know. I just don’t wanna go through it in detail. That – I can’t.

DETECTIVE: What happened to Jill?

BAYLEY:They should have the death penalty for people like me.

DETECTIVE:I can’t tell you what’s gonna happen.

BAYLEY:No well – that’s what I hope.

DETECTIVE:So you said she fobbed you off and you got angry. Tell me what happened then?

BAYLEY:Oh I just got pissed off and I actually walked off and she followed. I actually walked in front of her and she followed.

DETECTIVE:Yep.

BAYLEY:And it just got worse.

DETECTIVE:Tell me what happened.

BAYLEY:(Starts to cry) … like a big sissy man.

BAYLEY:I wanna do the right thing. It’s not fair on any of this to – it’s not fair of any of this stuff to have happened, let alone her family and stuff too.

DETECTIVE: Yeah.

BAYLEY:Not knowing.

DETECTIVE:Would you be willing to come with me and show me?

BAYLEY:I’ll try. I’ll do my best man.

DETECTIVE:I appreciate that.

BAYLEY:I’m not sure how to get there.

BAYLEY:I know what I’m saying to you. It’s not fair for this to have happened, and it’s not fair on her family and its not fair on them not knowing. It’s not fair.

DETECTIVE:Um. I understand why you don’t want to go into the detail. I understand that totally. Um how – how did she die?

BAYLEY: (Starts to cry). I strangled her.

DETECTIVE:Sorry?

BAYLEY: (Continues to cry). What have I done? What have I done man?

DETECTIVE:And where did that happen?

BAYLEY:On Hope Street.

DETECTIVE:How did she come to get in the laneway?

BAYLEY:we – we walked past it.

DETECTIVE:yeah

BAYLEY:That far down Hope St. I didn’t take her from the street, or – you know?

DETECTIVE: Yeah and then?

BAYLEY:And we were just talking you know? We weren’t – there was no argument, there was no – it was just talking. And then um …

DETECTIVE:Alright.

BAYLEY:I was just walking ahead of her and we’d already interacted on Sydney Rd, and that’s when she rang her brother. She was actually telling me about her father.

DETECTIVE:Right

BAYLEY:You know? And I was just – I was trying to be nice and – she kept going from being nice to nasty, to nice, to – you know what I mean?

DETECTIVE:Yep.

BAYLEY:And it just sort of ended up in the alley. I cant remember yeah, you know what I mean, 100 per cent, like how it ended up. We were just sort of – we were standing there.

DETECTIVE: Um how did you – how did you strangle her?

BAYLEY:With my hands.

DETECTIVE:With your hands. And once that had happened, what did you do?

(interview interrupted by knock at door, then resumes)

BAYLEY:I didn’t run.

DETECTIVE:You didn’t run?

BAYLEY:(starts to cry) That’s not it man. I actually apologised.

DETECTIVE:To her?

BAYLEY:But I didn’t run. I didn’t – didn’t know what to do. It’s a horrible feeling man.

DETECTIVE: Yeah.

BAYLEY:I can’t imagine how – how she felt, but I know how I felt. It’s not nice man, its not nice. And all I thought was what have I done? That’s all I thought. That was the thought in my head, what have I done after I said sorry. I didn’t know what else to say, man. I don’t know what else to say.

DETECTIVE:And what happened to her belongings?

BAYLEY:The phone I smashed. Just the other stuff I threw.

DETECTIVE:You walk to the side, you get the shovel. Tell me what you do.

BAYLEY:I cried man, and I dug a hole.

DETECTIVE:Yeah

BAYLEY: I cried man, And I didn’t cry for me, you need to understand that. I didn’t cry for me, just like I’m not crying for me now.

Jill Meagher

TIMELINE

Saturday September 22, 2012

  • 1.30am: Jill Meagher leaves Bar Etiquette in Sydney Rd, Brunswick, in Melbourne’s inner-north to walk home. CCTV from the Dutchess Boutique captures both Ms Meagher and Adrian Bayley walking past.
  • 1.38am: Mr Bayley allegedly grabs Ms Meagher and drags her into a nearby laneway off Hope St.
  • 1.40am – 1.45am: Neighbours hear a woman yelling from laneway. After a few minutes the yelling stops.
  • 2am: Tom Meagher tries calling his wife’s mobile phone.
  • 4am: Mr Meagher leaves his home in Lux Way – not far from the scene – to go and look for his wife.
  • 4.22am: It is alleged that having gone home to Coburg in Melbourne’s northern suburbs for a shovel, Mr Bayley returns in his white Holden Astra.
  • 4.26am: Car allegedly drives off with Ms Meagher’s body in the boot.
  • 6am: After continuing to call his wife’s phone all night without luck, Mr Meagher reports her missing.

Sunday September 23

  • 12.30pm: A Facebook page is set up in the hope somebody saw Ms Meagher.
  • 3.15pm: Police release public call for information about Ms Meagher’s disappearance.

Monday September 24

  • 6.30am: Ms Meagher’s handbag found in lane off Hope St. Police believe it was planted the day before.
  • 8.50am: Homicide squad takes over the case.
  • 1.45pm: Forensic officers recover evidence from the lane way. Detectives interview Mr Meagher.

Tuesday September 25

  • 12.30pm: Forensic police search the Meagher home and take away their car and bags of items for testing.
  • 3.55pm: Police release footage from the Dutchess Boutique of Ms Meagher and a man in a blue hoodie.
  • 6.15pm: Police return to the Meagher home and search again.

Thursday September 27

  • 2.30pm: Mr Bayley arrested in Coburg.
  • 3.58pm: Police interview with Mr Bayley begins.
  • 10pm: Interview suspended while police travel to a site allegedly nominated by Mr Bayley.

Friday September 28

  • 3am: Mr Bayley remanded at an out-of-sessions hearing after being charged with murder.
  • 4am: Ms Meagher’s body is taken away by coronial staff after being recovered from a shallow grave at the side of Black Hill Rd in Gisborne South, north of Melbourne.
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How much longer till the police pounce on Baden-Clay killer?


Been a few days since an update and the other thread is getting very slow to load thanks to hundreds upon hundreds of comments and discussion. The stuff I’m hearing around the traps is amazing, and if I were in any way whatsoever involved in this I would be getting my affairs in order, because there is not a lot of time left on freedom street.

The Original extensive coverage here folks, with many more pictures and important videos…It is slow to load with so many comments…http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2012/04/26/what-has-happened-to-missing-mother-allison-baden-clay/

UPDATE 16/05/12 WITNESSES COME FORWARD ON CAR

These are the Baden-Clay cars, any connection to a smaller blue 4 wheel drive I wonder?

A WITNESS has told police of seeing two four-wheel-drives near Kholo Creek crossing early on the day Allison Baden-Clay was reported missing.

It is alleged a white four-wheel-drive didn’t have its headlights on, only parking lights, and was closely tailing a smaller, blue four-wheel-drive at about 4am on April 20.

The witness told of noticing the vehicles at Anstead in Brisbane’s west – within 2km of where the 43-year-old mother of three’s body was found 10 days later. Police said Mrs Baden-Clay was reported missing by her husband Gerard at 7.30am Friday after she failed to return from her usual morning walk.

He told police he had last seen his wife at their Brookfield home about 10pm the previous night.

It is understood several members of the community have come forward with information, triggering a number of new lines of investigation.

Police have established a major incident room with detectives, intelligence analysts and forensic officers to help with the investigation.
A trust fund has been set up for the daughters of Allison Baden-Clay. Donations can be made through the NAB to BSB: 084 737, account: 133 196 502, or via badenclay.appeal@gmail.com

They are believed to be awaiting results from forensic tests including toxicology.

The Baden-Clays’ cars – a white Toyota Prado four-wheel-drive and a silver Holden Captiva – were taken in by police for forensic tests and have since been released.

Mrs Baden-Clay’s funeral, held last Friday, included a guard of honour by students from Ipswich Girls’ Grammar where she was vice-captain.

Talks are under way to establish a memorial plaque for the mother of three as tributes continue to pour in.

Several fundraisers have been held.

Well-wishers wanting to help the Baden-Clay family have been encouraged to donate to the Allison Baden-Clay appeal. Donations can be made via NAB to BSB: 084737, account number: 133196502.

Celebrations at this week’s Brookfield Show, held just 200m from the Baden-Clays’ home, are expected to be somewhat sombre.

The show, which begins tomorrow at Brookfield Showgrounds where police set up a command post while they searched for Mrs Baden-Clay , was sponsored last year by Gerard Baden-Clay’s Century 21 real estate franchise.

The Baden-Clay family have been members of the Brookfield Show Society in the past but it is believed they did not renew their membership this year.

The show is expected to attract about 20,000 people.

Brookfield Show Society president James Booth said the event would be a rallying point for the community affected by the tragic loss of Mrs Baden-Clay.


How long more till the police pounce on Baden-Clay killer?

How long more will the public have to wait for the police to make an arrest over the brutal killing of Allison Baden-Clay?

Time is creeping on and the police have assured the people of Brisbane’s western suburbs there is no crazed killer on the loose ready to attack again.

If that is true, they must have their quarry well and truly within their sights and must be superbly confident the killer will not strike again.

Speculation remains at fever pitch across southeast Queensland as to the identity of the killer.

There is even a suggestion in legal circles that up to 5 people may be arrested over the murder, including accessories after the fact. Presumably, if that is right, the police will make simultaneous arrests over the next few days, which would make a 5-pronged interviewing process incredibly demanding on the police as well as putting intense pressure on those in custody to confess.

Speculation is rife that the killer may have even attended the church service at St Paul’s in Ipswich last Friday which might explain the incredible rumour circulating at the moment that the police had secret microphones planted in the flowers at the service in case someone whispered words which could be construed by a jury as a confession or an admission or indication of guilt.

It seems the police are leaving no stone unturned in this case with phone taps, vehicle tracking devices and seizure of medical and computer records no doubt just the tip of the iceberg, as the net closes on the killer who will have more explaining to do than Peter Slipper and Craig Thomson combined.

This is shaping up as the murder trial to end all trials in Queensland with justice for Allison Baden-Clay hopefully only hours away.

via

A SCIENTIST who gave forensic evidence in the defence of Lindy Chamberlain says Allison Baden-Clay’s body would be telling the story of her death to detectives investigating her murder.

As police reveal they are close to an arrest, one of Australia’s best-known biological scientists, professor emeritus Barry Boettcher, said pathology results would be telling police what Mrs Baden-Clay can’t.

The mother-of-three’s body was found on the banks of the Kholo Creek at Mt Crosby on April 30, 11 days after she allegedly left her Brookfield home for a late-night walk.

She was reported missing at 7.30am the following morning by her husband, Gerard.

Her body was discovered by a passing canoeist, who spotted her lying on the bank of the creek under a bridge.

It is not known whether she had been there the entire time, whether she had been moved, or whether heavy rain in the days before the discovery washed her downstream.

Prof Boettcher said in many cases, it could be easily determined.

“When somebody dies, blood will pool to the lowest portions of the body depending on how they are positioned,” he said.

“If the body is then moved, that could be determined from the body being in a different position to where the blood has already settled if the blood is not appropriate to the new position.”

He said the blood would not re-pool if a body had been in a certain position for some days.

“Forensic people would readily be able to determine whether a body had been moved after several days,” Prof Boettcher said.

The professor said it was unusual to get useful information from under someone’s fingernails.

“Material under the fingernails would suffer from being in water but secondly – and I have specifically done a study on this – it is a beautiful spot for bacteria to grow,” Prof Boettcher said.

“Material under the fingernails will get digested from under the fingernails in just a few hours.

“I often scoff at television programs that show people being convicted on vital evidence obtained from under fingernails because it needs to be obtained very rapidly.”

He said it could take weeks for police to receive all the results from forensic tests.

Former lecturer and author of Crucial Errors in Murder Investigations Ted Duhs, who has worked with Prof Boettcher, said it was obvious police were working to eliminate various theories on the killer.

“A murder is about theories, who the perpetrator was, what the motive was and so on,” he said.

“I noticed the investigating detective said he did not believe it was a random killing – and if that is true then they have eliminated at least one theory.”

Detective Superintendent Mark Ainsworth confirmed this weekend that police did not believe Mrs Baden-Clay was killed by a random attacker.

“At this stage we don’t believe it is random,” he said.

“We believe that Allison may have known her attacker.”

Yesterday, Mrs Baden-Clay’s three daughters, aged 10, 8 and 5, had their first Mother’s Day without her.

My Poem dedicated to Allison by Robbo

Silly man, thought you could play
By making the wife just go away…

Weak and cowardly, you lied and lied
Knowing your kids mummy, had already died

You tried to hide and play so sad
Made everyone around you so very mad

Coward Clay, a poor excuse of a man
You are on your way to a prison van.

ALL VIDEO WILL GO HERE AT THE BOTTOM AS I ADD IT , FOR FORMATTING REASONS…THANKS

http://youtu.be/j-MsU_So4M0

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Paul Charles Denyer -The Frankston Serial Killer


Paul Charles Denyer

A.K.A.: “The Frankston Serial Killer

Classification: Serial killer

Characteristics: Transsexual – He hated women in general

Number of victims: 3

Date of murders: June-July 1993

Date of arrest: July 31, 1993

Date of birth: April 14, 1972

Victims profile: Elizabeth Stevens, 18 / Debbie Fream, 22 / Natalie Russell, 17

Method of murder: Stabbing with knife / Strangulation

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Status: Sentenced to life in prison on December 20, 1993

UPDATE 08/05/12

FRANKSTON serial killer Paul Denyer is being investigated over claims he raped a fellow prisoner.

Police are currently interviewing Denyer over the alleged rape on April 14 at Port Phillip Prison.

The incident allegedly occurred when Denyer, who in 1993 killed three women in a hate-filled rage, raped a fellow inmate after what initially started as a massage.

Appearing via video-link before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Denyer refused to face the monitor but told Magistrate Michelle Ehrlich he understood what the investigation was about and consented to questioning.

Magistrate Ehrlich granted police, from Footscray’s sexual crimes unit, four hours in which to interview Denyer after investigators lodged a 464B application to question the suspect in custody.

Late last year, Denyer also faced an interview inside the maximum-security jail by homicide detectives over missing woman Sarah MacDiarmid, who disappeared in 1990.

He denied any knowledge of the MacDiarmid case.

Paul Charles Denyer (b. 1972) is an Australian serial killer, currently serving life imprisonment in HM Prison Barwon for the murders of Elizabeth Stevens, 18, Debbie Fream, 22, and Natalie Russell, 17 in Frankston, Victoria in 1993.

Denyer is known as the Frankston Serial Killer due to his crimes occurring within the Frankston area. The Frankston Serial Killer was featured in the pilot episode of the Seven Network show Forensic Investigators.

Early life

When Denyer was a child his mother recalls him rolling from a table and hurting his head. He once cut the family’s kitten and hung it from a tree. At school, he once assaulted a fellow student whilst the victim was chewing a pen, causing the pen to become lodged in the victims throat.

Sex reassignment requests

Whilst imprisoned, Denyer has requested to be allowed to purchase and wear ladies cosmetics, a request which was denied.

Denyer also filed freedom of information requests to learn of the Victorian government’s policy on gender reassignment surgery for prisoners and has sought evaluation to determine his suitablity for such surgery, which was also rejected by medical specialists.

Murders

Denyer was 21 at the time of his crimes. During a police interview, Denyer’s motivation for his crimes was revealed when he replied to questions stating he hated women in general.

POLICE: Can you explain why we have women victims?
DENYER: I just hate them.

POLICE: I beg your pardon.
DENYER: I hate them.

POLICE: Those particular girls or women in general?
DENYER: General.


The Frankston Serial Killer: Paul Charles Denyer

by Paul B. Kidd


Frankston, Victioria, Australia 1993

Over a seven week period in the summer of  1993, three young women, ages 17, 18 and 22, were violently stabbed and slashed to death — one in broad daylight, in and around Frankston, about a 40-minute drive from Melbourne on Port Phillip Bay in south eastern Victoria. Another 41-year-old woman was violently assaulted and considered herself lucky to escape with her life.

None of the victims knew each other and there was nothing to connect them in any way except that they all lived in the Frankston district. After the first two murders and an assault in which the victim escaped, it became clear to police that there was a serial killer on the loose. The killer chose his victims at random and murdered for no apparent reason. Their theory was tragically proved correct when another young woman was  murdered a short time later.

And when he was eventually caught, the serial killer turned out to be a local, Paul Charles Denyer, a 6-foot, very overweight, 21-year-old man who answered to the nickname of John Candy, after the (now deceased) funnyman of such movies as Uncle Buck, The Blues Brothers and Cool Runnings.

But Paul Denyer, the John Candy look-a-like serial killer was no funny man. He was a pudgy, dysfunctional misfit, an oafish character and self-confessed misogynist who was always going to be a monster. As a child he slit the throats of his sister’s toy bears and grew up obsessed with blood and gore movies such as The Stepfather, Fear and Halloween, which he watched over and over.

Paul Denyer was a beast who slit the throat of the family kitten with his brother’s pocketknife and hung the dead animal from a tree branch. After his arrest for murder it was discovered that it was Denyer who had disemboweled a friend’s cat and slit the throats of it’s kittens. Killing human beings was only a matter of time.

When he was captured, Denyer displayed absolutely no emotion as he told horrified police how he murdered the three women. He also told arresting officers that he had had the urge to kill since he was 14.  “I’ve always wanted to kill, waiting for the right time, waiting for that silent alarm to trigger me off,” he told them.

The Frankston Serial Killer was born Paul Charles Denyer in Sydney on April 14, 1972, the third of six children, five boys and a girl to English working class immigrants, Maureen and Anthony Denyer, who came to Australia in 1965 and eventually settled in Campbelltown near Sydney.

The only significant thing about Paul Denyer’s infancy was that as a baby he rolled off a bench and knocked his head. This became a family joke for many years and whenever he would say or do anything out of the ordinary it would prompt the comment “that’s because you fell on your head as a baby.”

Denyer had trouble mixing with the other kids at kindergarten but seemed to grow out of this by the time he reached primary school and was just one of the normal kids. But that all changed when the family moved to Victoria in 1981 so that Anthony Denyer could take up the position as manager of The Steak Place in Centre Road, South Oakleigh, on the Frankston train line.

None of Anthony Denyer’s children approved of the move. They were happy at Campbelltown and Paul especially found it extremely hard to make the adjustment. At his new school, Northvale Primary, he was a completely different boy, a loner who found it difficult to make friends and who lacked self-confidence and was totally unmotivated.

To make matters worse, Paul Denyer grew into a big lump of a lad, much taller and a lot fatter than the other kids. And instead of playing with the usual things that would occupy a boy of his age, he grew up fascinated with his collection of knives and clubs and home-made slingshot-guns that fired pebbles or ball bearings.

His murderous intentions started at an early age when he regularly dissected his sister’s teddy bears with a homemade knife, and when he was 10, he stabbed the family kitten and hung it from a tree in the backyard. Later on, while working at what would be his last place of employment, he allegedly slaughtered and dismembered two goats in a paddock next door.

Just before his thirteenth birthday Paul Denyer was charged with stealing a car and was released with a warning.  Two months later he was he was in trouble again and charged with making a false report to the fire brigade, theft and willful damage. At age 15, Denyer forced another boy to masturbate in front of some children and was charged with assault.

In 1992 he entered into a relationship with Sharon Johnson, a girl he had met while working at Safeway’s Supermarket, a job that came to an end when he allegedly deliberately knocked down a woman and a child with a convoy of empty shopping trolleys.

Denyer then applied to join the Victorian Police Force but was rejected on the grounds that he was unfit due to his massive bulk. Denyer’s last place of employment was a marine workshop where he was ultimately fired because he spent more time making crude knives and daggers than he did doing his work.

By 1993, Denyer was a social outcast. He was unable  to hold down a job through a mixture of laziness and incompetence. Now nicknamed John Candy after the rotund film star because of his bulk and physical appearance,  Denyer developed a fixation for death, the macabre and horrific murder movies such as The Stepfather which he watched repeatedly.

In 1992 Denyer moved into a flat in Dandenong Road, Frankston, with Sharon Johnson. With Denyer unemployed, Sharon held down two jobs by selling over the phone. With plenty of idle time on Paul Denyer’s hands it wasn’t long before some unusual things started to happen around the block of flats.

One tenant arrived home to find her flat broken into and her clothes and engagement pictures slashed. Another caught the glimpse of someone peeping at her through a window. But the most disturbing of all was what happened to the sister of Tricia, a girl who lived in the same block of flats as Paul Denyer and Sharon Johnson.

Denyer and Johnson had become quite friendly with their neighbor Tricia and her sister Donna, who lived with her fiancé Les and Donna’s tiny baby in a block of flats nearby.

One night in February 1993, Les and Donna arrived home at about 11 p.m. with the baby in a bassinette after working Les’s late night pizza delivery run, to be confronted with the most horrific scene. On the lounge room wall next to the television set and written in blood were the words “Dead Don.” Lying on the floor in the middle of the kitchen was the remains of Donna’s cat Buffy, with a picture of a bikini-clad woman strewn over its disemboweled body.

The cat’s entrails had been dragged through the kitchen and scattered about the walls and the cat’s blood was sprayed everywhere. Written in blood in the middle of it all were the words “Donna – You’re Dead.” One of Buffy’s eyes was bulging from its socket. The other eye was missing, apparently ripped out of the unfortunate cat’s head and discarded.

In the bathroom they found Buffy’s two kittens with their throats cut lying in a baby’s bath of bloodied water. In the laundry there was blood everywhere, sprayed all up the walls and all over a plastic laundry basket full of baby clothes.

In the main bedroom the intruder had ransacked every drawer and clothes were ripped and strewn everywhere. Les’s collection of centerfold pin-ups had been slashed and stabbed with a sharp instrument. Cupboard doors had been kicked and beaten, leaving splintered gouges in them. The baby’s clothing had been slashed and a stabbed photo of a semi-clad model was draped across the baby’s crib. The words “Donna and Robyn” had been sprayed in white shaving foam on the dressing table mirror.

Donna didn’t have the faintest idea who the mysterious Robyn was and she never spent another night at the flat, instead staying temporarily with her sister Tricia until she found alternative accommodations.

Tricia’s neighbor, Paul Denyer, who knew Donna quite well through Tricia, told Donna that she would be safe now and that if the police ever caught the person responsible he would personally take care of him for her.

On Saturday, June 12, 1993, the partially-clothed body of 18-year-old student Elizabeth Stevens was found in Lloyd Park on the Cranbourne Road, Langwarrin, a short drive from Frankston. The teenager had been reported missing the previous evening by her uncle and aunt whom she was staying with.

Naked from the waist up, Elizabeth Stevens had had her throat cut, there were six deep knife wounds to her chest, four deep cuts running from her breast to her navel and four more running at right angles forming a macabre criss-cross pattern on her abdomen. Elizabeth Stevens’ face had several cuts and abrasions and her nose was swollen indicating that it had been broken. Her bra was up around her neck. A post-mortem would reveal that she hadn’t been sexually assaulted.

The killing was as senseless as it was brutal. Elizabeth didn’t have an enemy in the world. The attack had to be that of a random killer or perhaps a rape gone wrong. Police mounted a huge search for the killer. They used a life-sized mannequin at a roadblock at the bus stop where Elizabeth Stevens was last seen  in the hope that someone may recognize her and hopefully the person she may have been with.

They knocked on every door in the district and questioned bus drivers and passengers who were on Elizabeth Stevens’ last known bus ride. They checked out every known library in the vicinity of where she was last known to have been. It all amounted to nothing.

On the evening of  July 8, 1993, 41-year-old bank clerk Roszsa Toth was making her way home from work to Seaford in the Frankston district when she was violently attacked by a man who said he had a gun and tried to drag her into a nearby nature reserve.

Mrs. Toth put up a  fight for her life during which the man pulled out clumps of her hair  and she bit his fingers to the bone on several occasions. She eventually fought the man off and with torn stockings and trousers and no shoes she managed to hail down a passing car as her assailant fled into the night. Roszsa Toth had little doubt that had she not resisted so strongly she would have most definitely been murdered.

Mrs. Toth rang the police who were at the scene of the assault within minutes. They found nothing. Later that same evening 22-year-old Debbie Fream who had given birth to a son, Jake, 12 days earlier, went missing after she drove to her local store at Seaford to pick up a bottle of milk while in the middle of preparing dinner.

Four days later her body was found by a farmer in one of his paddocks at nearby Carrum Downs. Debbie Fream had been stabbed about the neck, head, chest and arms 24 times. She had also been strangled. She had not been sexually assaulted.

The attack of Roszsa Toth, which had been considered a purse snatching gone horribly wrong, was now considered to be the work of the same killer of Elizabeth Stevens and Debbie Fream. There was a madman on the loose in Frankston.

The women of the Frankston district locked themselves indoors and the streets were noticeably deserted at night. Real estate sales and rental inquiries plummeted. Frankston became known as the place where a serial killer lurked among its residents and everyone was a suspect. Every day the newspapers gave an update and detailed reports of the huge police manhunt that was underway to track down the killer.

Police were relentless in their investigations. Every lead, no matter how small, was followed up and even the slightest clue as to the assailant’s identity was looked into immediately. A help center named Operation Reassurance was set up to advise local women what they  should do if  attacked by the Frankston Serial Killer and how to prevent from being attacked in the first place.

But it was to no avail. On the afternoon of July 30,  17-year-old Natalie Russell went missing while riding her bike home from the John Paul College in Frankston. Eight hours later, her body was found in the bushes beside a bike track that ran between the Peninsula and the Long Island Golf clubs. She had been stabbed repeatedly about the face and neck and her throat had been cut. It appeared that the savagery in Natalie Russell’s slaying  was far worse than in the previous two victims.  Natalie had not been sexually assaulted.

But this time the killer had left a damning piece of evidence that would prove him guilty should he be apprehended. A piece of skin, possibly from a finger, was found on the neck of the dead girl. It didn’t belong to the victim; the only other possible explanation was that the killer had cut himself as he attacked the student and the slither of flesh had attached itself -  stuck by dried blood – onto her skin.

The other good news was the sighting of a yellow Toyota Corona on a road near the bike track at 3 p.m., the time the coroner estimated that Natalie Russell had been murdered. The observant police officer had written down its number from its registration label because the car had no plates.

Back at the police station, detectives fed the registration number into their computer. It matched up with a report from a postman who had spotted a man slumped in a suspicious position, as if to avoid being seen, in the front seat of a yellow Toyota Corona.  A quick check through the computer also revealed that the same car had been spotted in the vicinity where Debbie Fream’s body had been found. Three sightings of the one vehicle were  just too much of a coincidence.

The car was registered to a Paul Charles Denyer who wasn’t home when detectives Mick Hughes and Charlie Bezzina called at his address at 3.40 p.m. They left a card under the door asking him to contact them as soon as he arrived home. At 5.15 p.m. the detectives received a call from a Sharon Johnson and, so as not to frighten Denyer away, she was told that it was merely a ‘routine inquiry’ and that they were interviewing everyone in the district. Within 10 minutes, a team of detectives, headed by Mick Hughes, Rod Wilson and CIB Detective Darren O’Loughlin, converged at the block of flats at 186 Frankston‑Dandenong Road.

Paul Denyer answered the door and commented that he was surprised to see so many detectives for just a routine inquiry, but he cheerily let them in. He explained that while his car had no plates he had a permit to drive it for 28 days while he made necessary repairs to have it registered.

As Denyer explained his whereabouts at the time of the murders, the detectives noticed that his hands were cut in several places. From one cut, the skin was missing and they mentally noted that the missing piece would have resembled that which was found on Natalie Russell’s body.

Although he admitted to being in the vicinity of two of the murders at the time they were believed to have taken place, Denyer steadfastly denied any knowledge of the killings other than what he had read in the papers. He offered weak excuses for being at the murder scenes, saying that his car had broken down near the place where Natalie Russell was murdered and that he was waiting to pick up his girlfriend from the train on the other occasion. He explained the scratches away by saying that he got his hands caught in the fan while working underneath the bonnet of the car.

But there was no fooling the seasoned detectives. They knew they had their man and that it was only a matter of time before he would crack. Taken to Frankston police station and questioned in an interrogation room while being video‑recorded, Denyer maintained his innocence through to the early hours of the following morning. But he knew his number was up when police asked for a blood sample and a sample of his hair and told him that a DNA test would match him to anything on his vic­tim that came from him.

Denyer asked some questions about how long the DNA results would take and whether or not the police had something with which to compare his DNA. Then he thought for a bit and, out of the blue, volunteered, “Okay, I killed all three of them,” to Detective Darren O’Loughlin.

Just before 4 o’clock on the morning of August 1, 1993, Paul Denyer began his confession to the murders of Elizabeth Stevens, Debbie Fream and Natalie Russell, and the attack on Roszsa Toth. He told them that at around 7 p.m. on the bleak, rainy evening of June 11, 1993, Elizabeth Stevens got off a bus on Cranbourne Road, Langwarrin, to walk the short distance to her home. Paul Denyer was waiting – not for Elizabeth in particular. Anyone. Just someone to kill. Elizabeth Stevens just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Denyer followed the young student along the street in the dense rain and grabbed her from behind, telling her that he had a gun and that if she screamed or tried to run away he would kill her. He told detectives that the “gun” he held in her back was in fact a piece of aluminum piping with a wooden handle. At “gunpoint,” Denyer marched the terrified girl to nearby Lloyd Park.

Denyer’s statement said in part: “Walked in a bit of bushland beside the main track in Lloyd Park. Sat there, you know, stood in the bushes for a while just – I can’t remember, just standing there I suppose. I held the ‘gun’ to the back of her neck, walked across the track over towards the other small sandhill or something. And on the other side of that hill, she asked me if she could, you know – go to the toilet, so to speak. So I respected her privacy. So I turned around and everything while she did it and everything. When she finished we just walked down towards where the goal posts are and we turned right and headed towards the area where she was found. I got to that area there and I started choking her with my hands and she passed out after a while. You know, the oxygen got cut off to her head and she just stopped. And then I pulled out the knife … and stabbed her many times in the throat. And she was still alive. And then she stood up and then we walked around and all that, just walking around a few steps, and then I threw her on the ground and stuck my foot over her neck to finish her off.”

The manner in which Denyer gave his confession chilled the detectives to the bone. It was devoid of emotion or remorse —  almost flippant. When the detectives asked questions they were answered in an almost condescending manner, as if Denyer was in complete control of the situation because he was the only one who knew what had actually happened.

Denyer described, matter-of-factly, and demonstrated how he had pushed his thumb into Elizabeth Stevens’s throat and strangled her. He made a stabbing motion, showing how he stabbed and slashed her throat. Then, to the astonishment of the detectives, he demonstrated for the video camera how Elizabeth Stevens’s body had begun shaking and shuddering as she went through the death rattles before finally dying.

Denyer then told police how he had dragged Elizabeth Stevens’s body to the drain and left it, where it was eventually found. He explained that the blade of the homemade knife he had used to stab Elizabeth Stevens  had bent during the assault and had broken away from the handle. He dumped the pieces beside the road as he made his way from the murder scene.

When asked why he had killed Elizabeth Stevens, Denyer replied: “Just wanted … just wanted to kill. Just wanted to take a life because I felt my life had been taken many times.”

After a long and detailed confession to the first murder, Paul Denyer went on to tell of the events of the night of July 8, 1993. He told detectives Wilson and O’Loughlin that he approached Mrs. Toth from behind after he had seen her walking near the Seaford station. He put a hand over her mouth and held a fake gun to her head with the other hand. Mrs Toth resisted strongly and bit his finger to the bone.

The couple wrestled and Mrs Toth escaped from his grasp and ran out into the middle of the road, but none of the passing cars stopped. Denyer chased after her, grabbed her by the hair and said: “Shut up, or I’ll blow your fucking head off,” and the woman nodded in agreement but again escaped and this time managed to flag down a passing car while Denyer fled.

When asked what he intended to do to Mrs Toth, Denyer replied coolly: “I was just gonna drag her in the park and kill her — that’s all.” Denyer said that, as well as the fake gun, he was carrying one of his homemade knives with a razor-sharp aluminum blade in his sock.

After the near miss with Mrs. Toth, Denyer went to the nearby railway station and casually boarded the Frankston-bound train. He got off at Kananook, the next station along, and crossed over the rail overpass bridge in search of another victim. Here he sighted Debbie Fream getting out of her grey Pulsar and go into the milk bar on the corner.

Denyer said that while Debbie Fream was in the milk bar, he opened the rear door of her car, let himself into the back, and closed the door behind him. He crouched in the back seat and listened as her footsteps came back to the car, and she got in and drove away. “I waited for her to start up the car so no one would hear her scream or anything,“Denyer said in his confession. “And she put it into gear and she went to do a U-turn. I startled her just as she was doing that turn and she kept going into the wall of the milk bar, which caused a dent in the bonnet. I told her to, you know, shut up or I’d blow her head off and all that shit.”

Denyer said that he held the fake gun in her side. The detectives asked Denyer if he had noticed anything in the back and he said that he had seen a baby capsule beside him in the back seat. Denyer must have known that he was about to kill a young mother. Obviously, it made the least scrap of difference to him.

Denyer told Debbie Fream in which direction to drive. It was to an area that he knew well and knew he wouldn’t be seen as he murdered her. ‘I told her when we got there that if she gave any signals to anyone, I’d blow her head off, I’d decorate the car with her brains,’ Denyer told the police.

Denyer told her to stop the car near some trees and get out, and he pulled a length of cord from his pocket. “I popped it over her eyes real quickly, so she didn’t see it . . .’cause I was gonna strangle her. But I didn’t want her to see the cord first. I lifted the cord up and I said: “Can you see this?” And she just put her hand up to grab it to feel it and when she did that I just yanked on it real quickly around her neck. And then I was struggling with her for about five minutes.” Denyer said that he strangled Debbie Fream until she started to pass out. He then drew the knife from his sock and repeatedly stabbed her about the neck and chest. When she fell limp at his feet he set upon her with the knife, stabbing her many times in the neck and once in the stomach.

“She started breathing out of her neck, just like Elizabeth Stevens,” he told the detectives. “I could just hear bubbling noises.” When asked if Debbie Fream put up any resistance, Denyer replied: “Yeah, she put up quite a fight. And her white jumper was pulled off during that time as well. I just felt the same way I did when I killed Elizabeth Stevens.”

The detectives then asked Denyer what happened after he had stabbed her round the chest and throat area. “I lifted up her top and then ploughed the knife into her gut. I wanted to see how big her boobs were.” He said that when he saw Debbie’s bare stomach he ‘”just lunged at it with the knife.”

Satisfied that Debbie Fream was dead, Denyer dragged her body into a clump of trees and covered it over with a couple of branches he broke from the nearest tree. He then spent about five minutes looking for the murder weapon which he had dropped after the killing, found it and put it in his pocket. He drove off in Debbie Fream’s car, dumped it close to where he lived, and walked home in time to ring Sharon at work and pick her up at the Kananook railway station.

The following morning, he brazenly returned to Debbie Fream’s car and collected her purse and the two cartons of milk, eggs, chocolate and a packet of cigarettes she had purchased from the milk bar the previous evening, and took them home with him. The only thing of value he found in the purse was a $20 note.

He emptied the milk down the sink, threw out the eggs and burned the carton, as he considered this to be evidence that could be used against him. He then buried the dead woman’s purse in the nearby golf course and near the bike track where he would later kill Natalie Russell. Denyer then dismantled his homemade knife and hid the parts in the air vent in the laundry of his apartment.

“Why did you kill her?” the detectives asked him.

“Same reason why I killed Elizabeth Stevens. I just wanted to,” he replied.

As the sun rose on that Sunday morning, 12 hours after they had started questioning Paul Denyer at Frankston police station, the weary detectives began questioning him about the murder of Natalie Russell.

If the detectives were showing any signs of weariness, what they were about to hear would shock them back to attentiveness with a jolt. Denyer’s almost unbelievable confession to the murder of Natalie Russell would put him among the most despicable monsters this country has ever known. Denyer had planned his next murder in advance. His intention was to abduct a young woman, any young woman, as she walked along the bike track that runs alongside the Flora and Fauna Reserve in nearby Langwarrin, drag his victim into the reserve and murder her.

He had gone to his planned abduction spot earlier in the day and, with a pair of pliers, had cut three holes a few metres apart in the cyclone wire fence that ran between the bike track and the reserve. Each hole was cut big enough to fit him and his victim through into the cover of tree-lined reserve.

At about 2:30 that afternoon, he drove back to the start of the bike track in Skye Road and waited for a victim to enter on foot. His plan was to follow his victim and, as they approached a hole in the fence, he would grab her and take her through it and into the reserve. He was armed with a razor-sharp homemade knife and a leather strap which he intended to use to strangle his victim. After a wait of about 20 minutes, he saw a girl in a blue school uniform come out of the road where John Paul College was and enter the bike track. He followed.

“I stuck about 10 yards behind her until I got to the second hole,” Denyer told the detectives. “And just when I got to that hole, I quickly walked up behind her and stuck my left hand around her mouth and held the knife to her throat…and that’s where that cut happened.” Denyer then indicated the cut on his thumb from which the piece of skin was missing. “I cut that on my own blade.”

Denyer said that Natalie was struggling at first when he grabbed her but stopped when he told her that if she didn’t he would cut her throat. The terrified girl then offered Denyer sex, which disgusted him as he clearly failed to see that Natalie must have realized that she was in the hands of the Frankston Serial Killer and would have done anything, even if it meant having sex with him, to save her life.

“She said, ‘You can have all my money, have sex with me,’ and things – just said disgusting things like that, really,” Denyer told the detectives as he shook his head in revulsion at what he obviously interpreted as the schoolgirl’s loose morals. Nothing could have been further from the truth.

Upset, Denyer forced Natalie to kneel in front of him and held the point of the knife very closely over her eye. Then he forced her to lie on the ground and he knelt over her, holding her by the throat and still holding the point of the knife over her eye. When she struggled he cut her across the face. She somehow managed to stand up and started to scream.

“And I just said, ‘Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up.’ And, ‘If you don’t shut up, I’ll kill you. If you don’t do this, I’ll kill you, if you don’t do that,’” Denyer told the detectives. “And she said, ‘What do you want from me?’ I said, ‘All I want you to do is shut up.’ And so when she was kneeling on the ground, I put the strap around her neck to strangle her and it broke in half. And then she started violently struggling for about a minute until I pushed ‑ got her onto her back again – and pushed her head back like this and cut her throat.’”

Denyer then demonstrated how he held Natalie Russell’s head back. ”I cut a small cut at first and then she was bleeding. And then I stuck my fingers into her throat … and grabbed her cords and I twisted them.”

The detectives could hardly believe what they were hearing, but somehow managed to contain their abhorrence so that they could prompt him to continue with his confession of horror.

“Why’d you do that?”

“My whole fingers – like, that much of my hand was inside her throat,” Denyer said as he held up his hand, indicating exactly how much of it he had forced into the wound in the schoolgirl’s throat.

“Do you know why you did that?” the detective asked again.

“Stop her from breathing … And then she slowly stopped. She sort of started to faint and then when she was weak, a bit weaker, I grabbed the opportunity of throwing her head back and one big large cut which sort of cut almost her whole head off. And then she slowly died.”

“Why did you kill her?” the shocked detectives asked, just managing to hold themselves back from being physically ill.

“Just same reason as before, just everything came back through my mind again. I kicked her before I left.”

Denyer then told the stunned detectives that he had kicked Natalie Russell’s body to make sure she was dead, slashed her down the side of her face with his knife and left her where she lay. As he walked back the way he had come in, his blood-soaked hands concealed in his pockets, Denyer saw two uniformed officers taking details from the registration sticker on his car, so he turned around and walked home the other way.

At home, he washed his clothes and hid the murder weapon in his backyard. He later picked up Sharon from her work and spent a quiet evening with her at her mother’s place.

The only emotion that Denyer had shown through the entire interview was when he was disgusted to think that the schoolgirl Natalie Russell would offer him sex. Outside of that it was almost as if he were proud of his achievements.

Then Denyer went on to confess to the slaughter of Donna’s cats. He said that he had brought a knife that afternoon with the sole purpose of “cutting Donna’s throat” because he “didn’t like her.” When he found no-one at home after he entered through a window he vented his anger on her cats.

Denyer told the detectives that he had been stalking women in the Frankston area “for years, just waiting for the right time, waiting for that silent alarm to trigger me off. Waiting for the sign.”

“Can you explain why we have women victims?” Detective O’Loughlin asked Denyer.

“I just hate ‘em.”

“I beg your pardon?” said O’Loughlin.

“I just hate ‘em,” Denyer repeated.

“Those particular girls,” asked O’Loughlin, in reference to Denyer’s victims, ”or women in general?”

“General.”

It seemed that the only woman on earth that Denyer didn’t hate was his lover Sharon Johnson, who had absolutely no knowledge of his  murderous activities. “Sharon’s not like anyone else I know. I’d never hurt her. She’s a kindred spirit,” Denyer told the detectives.

Paul Charles Denyer was charged with the murders of Elizabeth Stevens, Debbie Fream and Natalie Russell and the attempted murder of Roszsa Toth, which was later changed to the lesser charge of abduction.

At his trial,  on December 15, 1993, before Justice Frank Vincent at the Supreme Court of Victoria, Paul Denyer pleaded guilty to all charges.

The court heard from clinical psychologist Ian Joblin, who had been appointed to examine Denyer in prison while he was awaiting sentence. Mr Joblin told the court that, in his view, Denyer showed no remorse  for his crimes. In fact, he revelled in telling of the murders and seemed as if he got pleasure recounting them. Denyer blamed a number of things that had happened in his life for leading him down the path to serial murder. He said that his hard upbringing, the alleged sexual abuse by his elder brother and his habitual unemployment were the major contributing factors that caused him to murder young girls.

But the psychologist did not accept the excuses. He said that thousands of people in the community lived under similar circumstances and none of them had resorted to serial murder. Mr. Joblin told the court that of all of the adult offenders he had interviewed over the years – and there had been many – not one was even remotely close to the psychology of Paul Charles Denyer.

Mr. Joblin told the hushed court that Paul Denyer was a very rare breed – a killer who murdered at random and without motive – and this made him the most dangerous type of criminal. He said that Denyer had a cruel and demeaning nature. He had exhibited aggressive behavior since childhood and he seemed to be amused by the suffering that he had inflicted.

Mr. Joblin added that Paul Denyer was a sadist whose pleasure and satisfaction after each murder dissipated quickly so that he would again feel the desire to kill. He said that there was no effective treatment for Denyer’s sadistic personality. On December 20, 1993, Justice Vincent sentenced Paul Charles Denyer to three terms of life imprisonment with no fixed non‑parole period. In other words, the Frankston Serial Killer would spend the rest of his life behind bars without ever the possibility of release. Justice Vincent also gave Denyer an additional eight years for the abduction of Roszsa Toth.

Justice Vincent said: “The apprehension you have caused to thousands of women in the community will be felt for a long time. For many, you are the fear that quickens their step as they walk home, or causes a parent to look anxiously at the clock when a child is late.”

Paul Denyer appealed to the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria against the severity of his sentence, and on July 29, 1994, he was granted a 30-year non-parole period, the equal highest non-parole period ever imposed in Victoria. The other recipient was triple murderer Ashley Coulston.

The families of Paul Denyer’s victims felt cheated by the Supreme Court’s decision, as they believed that the only possible sentence for Denyer was jail for life, never to be released. It seems that no one would argue with that except the Supreme Court judges. Only time will tell whether the Frankston Serial Killer will ever be allowed back into society.


Paul Denyer suspect in Murder Mystery Sarah MacDiarmid?

September 26, 2004

According to the father of victim Sarah MacDIARMID investigators have probed a house and it´s back yard using a sniffer dog without success.

Mr. MacDiarmid hoped that a TV-documentary would lead to new clues in the disappearance of his daughter Sarah.

Sarah was only 23 when she disappeared from the Kananook railway station on July 11, 1990. Blood stains were found near her Honda Civic, but no body was ever found.

The reward for any information was increased from 75,000 US$ to 1 million this February.

A group of private investigators recently named serial killer and woman hater Paul Denyer and his accomplice Jodi JONES as suspects in the case. JONES, who did from a heroin overdose in 1991 aged 26 once killed a man by trampling his chest with her stilettos.

Denyer is imprisoned for murdering three women in Frankstone during the 90s.

Police rejects those claims and any new clues in the murder mystery.


Serial killer stalks family from jail

September 29, 2004

SERIAL killer Paul Denyer has tracked down his estranged brother and sister-in-law on the other side of the world…A letter sent to the family, who fled Melbourne after death threats from Denyer, exposes a prison security loophole.

David Denyer said from his UK home yesterday he was at a loss to understand how the triple murderer had been able to find them while in maximum-security Barwon Prison.

David questioned how a man who had threatened to kill his wife and children was able to send him a letter from prison.

Denyer sent the hand-written airmail letter to the supermarket where David works in Surrey, south of London.

“Don’t be concerned about how I found your place of employment,” Denyer writes.

“You have nothing to be concerned about. There’s just a few things I wish to say.”

It is understood a third party may have provided contact details.

The sender is listed on the outside of the letter as Paula Denyer.

The Herald Sun has reported on Denyer’s continuing bid to be treated as a woman while inside the Lara men’s prison. In July, he lost a legal battle to wear makeup while in jail.

While the street name is wrong, the letter is addressed to David of Tesco in the Surrey town where he works. The town has only one Tesco store.

Corrections Victoria said that unless it was notified by the recipient of a letter that correspondence from a prisoner was unwanted, inmates could send letters to anyone.

But Corrections Commissioner Kelvin Anderson said no prisoners had access to the internet or to online search engines.

Mr Anderson said the prison governor could inspect letters if it was believed they were threatening or of a harassing nature. ..Crime Victims Support Association president Noel McNamara called for letters to be censored.

“What’s to stop him from writing to the victims’ families?” Mr McNamara asked.

Denyer, 32, murdered three women in a seven-week killing frenzy in bayside suburbs in 1993. He killed Elizabeth Stevens, 18, Debbie Fream, 22, and Natalie Russell, 17.

In the letter to his brother, dated August 19, Denyer apologises to David for sex abuse claims, which he said contributed to the murders.

“I’m sorry about allowing lies to be said about you David,” Denyer writes. “I have looked over my life and do not agree that once believed abuse from you contributed to my actions.”

David said yesterday he had always maintained the claims of childhood abuse were false.

“For a long time it caused a lot of personal pain, a lot of hardship in our family,” he said.

David and his UK-born wife, Julie, fled Australia in 1992 after Denyer cornered her in Frankston and threatened to kill her and their children.

“We left because of Paul; we left because of the harassment we were getting,” Mr Denyer said.

The family returned to Australia for five months last year, when Julie wrote to Denyer, explaining what he had done to his victims and their family.

David’s 19-year-old daughter picked up the letter from the Surrey store where she works with her father on Sunday, but was too afraid to hand it over. The couple’s 13-year-old daughter gave the letter to Julie.

“I shoved it up my jumper and I walked off to the toilet,” Julie said.

“I had to read the letter twice, and I thought ‘Oh, my God, it’s Paul’. We have just been in a daze ever since. We just can’t believe it – it will not go away. It scares me that he’s managed to find out where David works.”

She said her husband had suffered “breakdown after breakdown”.


Serial killer’s family shocked by letter

September 30, 2004

The estranged brother of Melbourne serial killer Paul Denyer was shocked and angry after receiving a letter from the jailed triple murderer at his workplace in Surry, south of London. Denyer is serving a minimum 30 year sentence at Victoria’s maximum security Barwon Prison for stabbing and strangling three young women in a seven week period in 1993 at Frankston in Melbourne’s south-east.

He had previously threatened to kill his brother David’s wife and children and made false allegations that David sexually abused him as a child. David Denyer today said he and his family had moved overseas to get away from his brother and had been shocked to receive the letter.

“First I was numb with shock, it was hard for me to understand,” he told Melbourne radio station 3AW.

“The more I’ve been thinking about it the last 24 hours, the more angry I have been becoming – it’s an insult to us, it really is.”

David Denyer said the system had failed his family and should be changed to make sure prisoners could not contact their victims. ..”It could have been the parents of one of the girls that he killed,” he said.

“We think we should get an apology because that is just not right.

“The law should be changed to stop prisoners from having any contact in any way shape or form with any of their victims or the victims’ families.”

In his letter, Paul Denyer apologised to his brother for alleging that he killed the three women because David had abused him as a child.

David Denyer today described how his brother had threatened his wife, Julie, in a Frankston shopping centre in 1992.

“He stood nose to nose with her and said basically ‘I am going to kill you and kill your kids’,” he said.

The arrival of the letter had shaken his wife, Mr Denyer said.

“She took the letter, went to the bathroom to read it, had to read it twice before she could even come to terms with the fact that she had this letter in her hands that was written by Paul,” he said.

Paul Denyer said he never wanted to hear from his brother again.

“As far as I’m concerned the man doesn’t exist,” he said.

“If he died tomorrow I wouldn’t shed a tear.”

Corrections Commissioner Kelvin Anderson has promised to speak with David Denyer about how the letter made it to his family.

In his letter Denyer says he got his brother’s address from a friend who is a music teacher in London.

Prisoners’ letters are currently scanned but not read before they are sent.

Denyer signed the letter as Paula, the name he has used since he began his bid for a sex change, which was refused in June this year.


Serial killer denied name change to Paula

December 11, 2004

Violent serial killer and transsexual Paul Denyer will be barred from changing his name to Paula under a crackdown on prison security.

All Victorian prisoners will be banned from changing their names for frivolous or improper reasons under tough new laws introduced into Parliament yesterday.

The move comes after Denyer, 32, began moves to change his name by deed poll and be treated as a woman in prison.

Corrections Minister Andre Haermeyer has told Parliament the prisoner had perpetrated heinous crimes on innocent women and was now causing pain to their families with offensive behaviour.

“We will not stand by while a prisoner attempts to flout the law to gain notoriety and, at the same time, cause great offence to victims of crime,” Mr Haermeyer said.

He said yesterday prisoners changing names could create security issues if they were trying to avoid detection or escape monitoring by police after release from prison.

Inmates will only be allowed to change names for legitimate reasons.

These could include prisoners who were assisting police and needed to go into witness protection, female prisoners who were getting divorced or prisoners with numerous aliases listed on the police database.

The Secretary of the Department of Justice will have the right to veto any application for a name change if it is deemed unnecessary or would cause offence to victims.

The legislation will also enable prison authorities to stop or censor prisoners’ mail before it is sent.

The move came after Denyer recently tracked down his estranged brother in the United Kingdom, 12 years after threatening to kill his wife and children.

Denyer, 32, murdered three women in a seven-week frenzy in bayside suburbs in 1993.

His victims were Elizabeth Stevens, 18, Debbie Fream, who was 22 and the mother of a 12-day-old baby, and Natalie Russell, 17.

In June, Denyer caused public outrage when it was revealed he had been assessed in jail on whether he could have a taxpayer-funded sex change.

He was later barred from gender reassignment surgery and in July lost a legal battle to be allowed to wear makeup.

A new section dedicated to Australian Paedophiles


Finally the Victorian State Government  announced a reversal of laws that have allowed paedophiles to remain anonymous behind court suppression orders. It has been a long time coming but WE the public are soon to get what we have always wanted and that is protection and disclosure from the courts so these rock spiders cannot hide any more under ancient suppression orders that these animals hid under like rats, to hide and sneak around and gnaw away at our children undetected and unknown. Without doubt the other states MUST FOLLOW SUIT and change their legislation too! VICTIMS AND THE PUBLIC MUST COME BEFORE THE CRIMINAL

Judges considering suppressing publication of the identity of a sex offender will now have to place the interests of any victims first, followed by the protection of children, families and the general public. The change was about protecting the public rather than “these weak individuals” who prey on our children in the shadows.

Remember this bloke I named the other week? We he was the catalyst for me starting up this new section Sex abuser wins right to suppress his name  NOT HERE he doesn’t PETER VERSI

I have a list on known and convicted paedophiles as long as my arm of these disgusting individuals, that I have been drafting with the help of a few dedicated concerned participants of this site and via a source or two as well. This is a dedicated section on the PAEDOPHILES, on what they did, who they are, and if known, where they live, photo and all!

I have incorporated the site into this one and you will see it at the top in the menu titled Aussie Paedophiles ( trending with Aussie Criminals” of course).

It is a new wordpress address but I am hoping to match it all up when I kick of our own domain.It looks and feels the same as this site.There is also a link on the top menu to get back to here Aussie Criminals.

The idea being you can search at the top menu and in a single click search for these creeps by the following:

  • State by State,
  • The Conviction
  • Whether or not they are a registered sex offender
  • Their status, In jail, on parole, or released
  • Whether or not we have the court transcript
  •   Identifying photo(s)

http://aussiepaedophiles.wordpress.com/

I am refining the posting format but soon we will have hundreds of these rock spiders on here for anyone to check on.If you have info on someone, email me with details, any newspaper articles and transcripts if known, and of course confirmed images.(I do check this stuff though) and I will put them up!

Regards

Robbo

Legal changes give child sex offenders nowhere to hide-Finally


The Victorian State Government will today announce a reversal of laws that have allowed paedophiles to remain anonymous behind court suppression orders.It has been a long time coming but WE the public are soon to get what we have always wanted and that is protection and disclosure from the courts so these rock spiders cannot hide any more under ancient suppression orders that these animals hid under like rats, to hide and sneak around and gnaw away at our children undetected and unknown. Without doubt the other states MUST FOLLOW SUIT and change their legislation too! VICTIMS AND THE PUBLIC MUST COME BEFORE THE CRIMINAL

Judges considering suppressing publication of the identity of a sex offender will now have to place the interests of any victims first, followed by the protection of children, families and the general public. The change was about protecting the public rather than “these weak individuals” who prey on our children in the shadows.

Remember this bloke I named the other week? That is what this is all about Sex abuser wins right to suppress his name- NOT HERE he doesn’t PETER VERSI

I have a list on known and convicted paedophiles as long as my arm, many with photos of these disgusting individuals, that I have been drafting with the help of a few dedicated concerned participants of this site and via a source or two as well. I will have a dedicated section on the PAEDOPHILES, on what they did, who they are, and if known, where they live, photo and all!

Headlines like these will change forever

A VEIL of secrecy behind which our worst child sex offenders can hide is being torn away.

In a long-awaited win for mums and dads, the State Government will today announce a reversal of laws that have allowed paedophiles to remain anonymous behind court suppression orders.

The overhaul follows a long media campaign to change the law.

Judges considering suppressing publication of the identity of a sex offender will now have to place the interests of any victims first, followed by the protection of children, families and the general public.

The higher threshold will also take into account whether an offender has a history of defying court orders.

Judges must also weigh up the whereabouts of the offender.

“We are trying to protect the community, and we think these amendments will enhance (that),” Corrections Minister Andrew McIntosh said.

The change was about protecting the public rather than “these weak individuals”, he said.

The overhaul comes three weeks after a government inquiry called for the repeal of suppression orders for child sex offenders, saying they comforted paedophiles and undermined confidence in the legal system.

In his report, retired Supreme Court judge Philip Cummins found: “The community has a right to be informed about the functioning of the system in relation to serious sex offenders.

“As a group, paedophiles are the most recidivist of all major categories of offenders.”

Under laws introduced by the former Labor government, courts gained the power to make orders keeping serious sex offenders under lock and key or under strict supervision after their prison sentences expired.

The law, dubbed Jessica’s Law after a brave woman who was attacked by a serial rapist, was aimed at better protecting the public.

But it contained secrecy provisions that meant almost everything said in court hearings concerning a supervision order would be suppressed.

“We have made it quite clear that the purpose of these things are to protect the community, not necessarily do the right thing by these weak individuals,” Mr McIntosh said.

“I think judges will be happy with these changes.

“Many of these offenders don’t have a great history of complying with court orders. For the first time, the legislation will make this a factor in the court’s decision.”

But the changes to the law will stop short of ordering the automatic identification of all sex offenders.

Mr McIntosh said  that some discretion must remain

to allow for cases where expert medical evidence, submitted to a court, showed that a suppression order was in the best interests of public safety

Related articles

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.

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Screenshot of "Thrice Betrayed" by Derryn Hinch - Monday, 02 April 2012
Warning! Access Illegal in NSW.
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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.

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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.

In My Own Words- Victim Impact Statements


In My Own Words- Victim Impact Statements

Well we have asked the question for several months now, and I have read every single comment. The decision being that the Victim DESERVES the right to be heard, Inside the Court and or either outside the court.

In some small way we can give those victims and their families a place to be heard and NOT silenced by some obscure law, out of touch judge or lawyer or a publicity seeking media with ulterior motives.

Therefore I have decided this will be a platform for victims only with NO AUTOMATIC COMMENTS. I may have an option for them to vet comments ONLY after I deem them appropriate.

This is not an opportunity for convicted criminals and or their families to have they say. Let me be clear on that!

So here is the deal, fill out the form below and make contact with me and I will give you the opportunity to have you say. TROLLS and other TROUBLEMAKERS will no be tolerated nor will be pretenders. I research all cases, and have generous support from certain supporters within the IT community that are much more TECH savvy than I, who want to see VICTIMS be heard.

Jerome Souza, above holding paper, brother of Rachel Entwistle, supported by family and friends, reads an impact statement this morning during the sentencing hearing.

“In my own Words” is a section I think is worthy here-Victims and family of victims Have your say!


Update by me 13 April 2012

Hi all, It is great to see all the conversations and sharing of thoughts here. I have posted the very first Impact Statement that has been sent to me and been authorised by the author. Here is the link http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/victim-impact-statements/ Remember if you would like to make a statement on that page here is the link to do so! or here http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/in-my-own-words-victim-impact-statements/

Update by me 15 March 2012 

Seems to of opened a can of worms. I expected some debate but I want to get it right up front, rather than make 7 changes over 1 week for various reasons. First and foremost for me is victims of crime.

Whilst I can understand other views and feel they are entitled to them in relation to their own loved ones been punished for years and or life in jail….

The bottom line is most guilty people will lie to the death, to their loved ones and anyone else who wants to hear them over their crimes and or involvement and culpability…

“In my own Words” is a section I think is worthy here-Victims and family of victims Have your say!

Did you get cut off from your say in Court?

Do you folks agree with me. I often receive letters/emails from victims and or the survivors left behind after awful crimes, long after the media has dropped off and moved to the next story. I am very aware that a lot of folks do not feel they get a real say. Now I cannot promise or even to offer that they will here, but I can say is a lot of readers come here every day and feel the same way as I do, and feel for victims of crime.

I propose to allow privately verified victims and family members to have a unique opportunity to have their say and let others know what the courts or media denied them. I think they have a right to be heard and I am having an educated guess that all the readers here and subscribers and other twitter folks etc. would be more than willing to receive, accept and share those so important feelings that often get ruthlessly cut off by media and or courts as if irrelevant or not important.

Well if the victims feelings on a crime is not important than who is. The welfare of the crim inside jail? Whether his or her telly is big enough?

I am not interested in those scum bags but am in voicing the victims and their families.

If I read my audience here correctly I am pretty sure the majority will agree with my view and we can facilitate a way to make this happen for folks. We have a good readership of people who care so please come forward and email me with your stories.

I will always treat you with the respect and PRIVACY YOU DESERVE, but if you wish to announce things to the world things the courts or media did not or wouldn’t cover, here is your chance.

At least here you know thousands of people will be reading your important statement each week. And not be written off as “Irrelevant” by some crusty old JUDGE

You will have the option if you want to allow comments to your statement or Not!

I DON’T LIKE TO USE A COURT TERM, BUT THE CLOSEST THING I CAN THINK OF IS HAVING THE VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT YOU NEVER GOT TO SHARE IN COURT HERE FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS’ TO READ

With utmost respect

Robbo

"In my own Words" is a section I think is worthy here-Victims and family of victims Have your say!


Update by me 13 April 2012

Hi all, It is great to see all the conversations and sharing of thoughts here. I have posted the very first Impact Statement that has been sent to me and been authorised by the author. Here is the link http://aussiecriminals.com.au/victim-impact-statements/ Remember if you would like to make a statement on that page here is the link to do so! or here http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2012/03/26/in-my-own-words-victim-impact-statements/

Update by me 15 March 2012 

Seems to of opened a can of worms. I expected some debate but I want to get it right up front, rather than make 7 changes over 1 week for various reasons. First and foremost for me is victims of crime.

Whilst I can understand other views and feel they are entitled to them in relation to their own loved ones been punished for years and or life in jail….

The bottom line is most guilty people will lie to the death, to their loved ones and anyone else who wants to hear them over their crimes and or involvement and culpability…

“In my own Words” is a section I think is worthy here-Victims and family of victims Have your say!

Did you get cut off from your say in Court?

Do you folks agree with me. I often receive letters/emails from victims and or the survivors left behind after awful crimes, long after the media has dropped off and moved to the next story. I am very aware that a lot of folks do not feel they get a real say. Now I cannot promise or even to offer that they will here, but I can say is a lot of readers come here every day and feel the same way as I do, and feel for victims of crime.

I propose to allow privately verified victims and family members to have a unique opportunity to have their say and let others know what the courts or media denied them. I think they have a right to be heard and I am having an educated guess that all the readers here and subscribers and other twitter folks etc. would be more than willing to receive, accept and share those so important feelings that often get ruthlessly cut off by media and or courts as if irrelevant or not important.

Well if the victims feelings on a crime is not important than who is. The welfare of the crim inside jail? Whether his or her telly is big enough?

I am not interested in those scum bags but am in voicing the victims and their families.

If I read my audience here correctly I am pretty sure the majority will agree with my view and we can facilitate a way to make this happen for folks. We have a good readership of people who care so please come forward and email me with your stories.

I will always treat you with the respect and PRIVACY YOU DESERVE, but if you wish to announce things to the world things the courts or media did not or wouldn’t cover, here is your chance.

At least here you know thousands of people will be reading your important statement each week. And not be written off as “Irrelevant” by some crusty old JUDGE

You will have the option if you want to allow comments to your statement or Not!

I DON’T LIKE TO USE A COURT TERM, BUT THE CLOSEST THING I CAN THINK OF IS HAVING THE VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT YOU NEVER GOT TO SHARE IN COURT HERE FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS’ TO READ

With utmost respect

Robbo