Friday, May 15, 2015

Judges' son may avoid jail over upskirting

Robert Emmett leaves the Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney
A son of a prominent NSW legal family is expected to avoid jail for filming up his students' skirts. Source: AAP
 
A FORMER teacher and son of a prominent NSW legal family is expected to avoid jail for filming up his students' skirts, as a judge accepted he would face "a hard time" locked up. 

ROBERT Arthur Emmett, 38, will instead be assessed as to whether he can serve a sentence - totalling no more than two years - in the community.

Emmett, the son of two judges and descendent of several chief justices, faced a Sydney court on Friday after pleading guilty to filming up the skirts of three 14-year-old students in March 2013 while a teacher at St Andrew's Cathedral School.

The recordings were found on Emmett's phone following his arrest in August 2013 at Town Hall station after he was caught filming up a 22-year-old woman's skirt.

He had been on his knee, pretending to tie his shoe, and tried to flee on a passing train, the court heard. He later pleaded guilty to possessing child abuse material after, according to a statement of facts, police found thousands of images and hundreds of videos on a portable hard drive, including 10 deemed to be in the worst category.

At his sentencing hearing at Downing Centre District Court, Judge Ian McClintock said Emmett's offences warranted a custodial sentence of two years or less.

He said secretly filming up students' skirts entailed a "significant breach of trust and authority" and a violation of their trust.

He accepted that Emmett, a timid man with prominent judicial links, would "face a hard time in prison" and appeared genuinely remorseful.

He accepted expert evidence from Emmett's psychiatrist, Dr Bruce Westmore, that his offending had been prompted by psychosexual problems, including "complex paraphilia", that were improving with intensive treatment.

"His prospects of rehabilitation are high," Judge McClintock said.

He added that Emmett had already endured "a significant degree of humiliation" in addition to losing his teaching career.

Given he would impose a sentence of less than two years, Judge McClintock ordered Emmett to be appraised for an intensive corrections order, with the case to return to court in July.

If granted, it will allow him to serve his sentence in the community, under close supervision.

news.com.au  15 May 2015

This is how the corrupt 'brotherhood' takes care of its own.

Another corrupt judge to add to the list.

Realistically the 'list' should be started with all the judges on it and work backwards on who are the 'good' ones.

Showing the 'serfs' who rules the new age administrative Prison Isle.

Judges let paedophiles loose and house them near primary schools.

This is how 'justice' in Australia works, only if you're supported by the corrupt brotherhood.

And the government supports this kind of criminal activity???

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