Archive for the ‘Court Cases’ Category

Judge compares incest and paedophilia to homosexuality, claiming they might not be taboo anymore

July 9, 2014

“A Sydney judge has compared incest and paedophilia to homosexuality, saying the community may no longer see sexual contact between siblings and between adults and children as ‘unnatural’ or ‘taboo’.”

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Rolf Harris: BBC producer John Lloyd admits ‘child-snatching’ sketch from 1980 makes his ‘blood run cold’

July 7, 2014

“The writer and TV producer John Lloyd has said it ‘makes his blood run cold’ to look back on a comedy sketch from 1980 that shows young children being abducted and put in a BBC van bound for a children’s TV show hosted by Rolf Harris.”

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The artistic legacy of Rolf Harris: there are no simple answers

July 6, 2014

┬áThe writer decides he has “more important things to do” than come up with an “answer”.

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Why there are no winners in the squalid saga of Rolf Harris

July 6, 2014

“We shouldn’t remove the works of disgraced artists to show our disgust at their actions.”

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Rolf Harris jailed for five years and nine months

July 4, 2014

“Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has been jailed for nearly six years for 12 indecent assaults against four girls – including one aged just seven or eight.”

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Rolf Harris’s home town removes all signs of former favourite son

July 3, 2014

“The town in Western Australia where Rolf Harris was born has voted to purge itself of the disgraced entertainer, with the convicted sex offender’s legacy being all but erased.”

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Former Rolf Harris fans shocked, disillusioned

July 1, 2014

“The reaction to Rolf Harris’ conviction on social media has been shock and dismay, with many asking which celebrity will be next to be convicted.”

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Rolf Harris guilty of indecent assaults

June 30, 2014

“Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty of 12 counts of indecently assaulting four girls in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.”

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Couple says they kept son locked in garage to protect other children

June 27, 2014

“Jenifer Thyssen, 40, and her husband, 39-year-old Dane ‘Andy’ Thyssen, are accused of locking up their 22-year-old adopted son, Koystya Thyssen, in a garage apartment by himself for at least four years.”

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Man, 43, jailed for sex attacks on schoolgirls when he was teenager

June 25, 2014

“A computer expert has been jailed for five years after he admitted sexually abusing schoolgirls more than 20 years ago.”

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