Missing persons, Raids, Computers seized, Ghosts,Hire cars, disappearances,The Paranormal, Lovers on the run…What’s next? Taped sacrificial ceremonies?
Sounds like a movie script, but this is real and these 2 are wanted by police. WHAT FOR? well that has not been revealed publicly, but computers get seized for only a few things, fraud/embezzlement type issues and child pornography are the few I can think of. I was spot on the mark back on the 11th November, they have been making child porn in the home with underage children. I hear that one and or both might of even been in the videos themselves…If that was not bad enough they decided to transit the homemade porn as well…Scum of the earth both of them
Why they have not come forward and surrendered, or made contact through a solicitor is a mystery if they have done nothing wrong and have nothing to hide. So if you know these people or are helping them, then you may find your self in as much shit as they are in, so give them up I would suggest. The cops have not gone public with all the information but the talk around town is not nice about the activities that have allegedly taken place that led to the pending charges…
STAY TUNED FOR THE LATEST AS IT COMES TO HAND FOLKS.
November 21, 2011 12:48PM
Craig Stanley appeared at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for a brief file hearing this afternoon.
Mr Stanley, along with fiancee Rebecca Michels, was arrested last week after the couple had been hiding out in a remote bush camp 400km northwest of Melbourne.
The Langwarrin couple were charged with sex crimes involving a minor aged between 10 an 16.
Mr Stanley remained silent throughout the 10-minute hearing.
But his lawyer told the court he planned to apply for bail on Tuesday, Nov 27.
Ms Michels is expected to appear at the same court later today.
18/11/11 3.25pm: A FRANKSTON couple have appeared in court and been charged with indecent acts and making child pornography.
Craig Stanley, 28, and Rebecca Michels, 25, appeared separately before Horsham Magistrates’ Court this afternoon after being arrested this morning following three weeks on the run.
Both have been charged with indecent acts with a child under 16, making child pornography, possessing child pornography and transmitting child pornography.
The pair have been remanded in custody to appear on Monday at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.
UPDATE No. 1 18/11/11 12.10pm: THE Frankston couple who had been on the run for the past three weeks have been found and arrested.
Police then went to campsite at a nearby national park where they arrested his fiancee Rebecca Michels, 25 at about 10.40am.
The couple, who were wanted over serious offences, are expected to be interviewed by police this afternoon.
Ms Michel’s father, Ross McAdie said that her family were “very, very relieved” they had been found safe.
“It’s been a long time,” he said.
“We haven’t spoken to her yet, but from a parent’s point of view you hope every minute of the day it was going to end. Thankfully we are there.”
He said he would say to his daughter when they meet: “We love you and are you safe, happy and well?”
Mr McAdie added: “Now we can turn our attention to defending the allegations.”
Ms Michel’s lawyer Ben Archbold said he would be speaking to his client over the phone and she would be giving a no comment interview to police.
The couple have been brought to Horsham where they are expected to be refused bail and remanded in custody over the weekend, he said.
Investigators are believed to be examining whether Rebecca Michels and Craig Stanley were picked up by someone at Ballarat after they left their home at Langwarrin in Melbourne’s southeast.
They had left a note for a housemate saying they were going gold prospecting in Bendigo on October 27.
But police believe the real reason for the disappearance may be a police raid on their home earlier that day.
Officers seized a computer which allegedly contained illicit material and warrants were issued for the arrest of both.
The police swoop is believed to have been launched after a complaint from a member of the public and investigators believe there may be others yet to come forward.
- Frankston fugitive a ‘ghost-hunter’ Herald Sun, 1 hour ago
- Family pleads: Come home, hand yourselves in Herald Sun, 1 day ago
- Missing couple ‘on the run’ Courier Mail, 1 day ago
- Missing couple ‘on the run’ from police Adelaide Now, 1 day ago
- Police issue warrant for missing couple Herald Sun, 2 days ago
Detective Insp. Shayne Pannell said it was doubtful Ms Michels, 25, and Mr Stanley, 28, are still in Ballarat.
They sent the rented Nissan x-Trail, containing Mr Stanley’s prized metal detector, back to Frankston after arriving.
“They had to have a reason to go there and a reason to have the hire car sent back,” Insp. Pannell said.
“My personal opinion is they had someone meet them there. Why would you leave yourself stranded. It’s something we have to find out.”
Detectives are working through 40 information reports received from the public.
But there is still no clue on where they have headed and there has not been a positive sighting since October 29.
Police have been canvassing transport hubs such as taxis and train stations.
They have also contacted hotels and caravan parks in the search or fresh leads.
Police have not revealed how much money the couple took with them, but they will consider applying to have their bank accounts frozen.
Concerns remain that the pair are under heavy pressure over the police investigation into their activities.
Insp. Pannell urged the couple to get in touch, through a solicitor if necessary.
“We will continue until we find them. We want them to have a good think about it. They know what we want to talk to them for,” he said.