Thursday, October 18, 2018

Victoria's worst child sex offender, Robert Gommeson is a copper

Victoria Police, keeping up with their "Code of Ethics"


From the article on 17 Oct 2018 by dailymail.co.uk:

Sex predator cop who raped children is finally unmasked after brave victim he impregnated at age eleven wins fight to lift gag order

  • One of Victoria's worst child sex offenders can now be named as order was lifted
  • Robert Gommeson, a former police officer, is serving minimum of 15 years in jail
  • Tracey May who was eleven when abused has been fighting to reveal his identity
A sex predator police officer who raped children has been unmasked after victims fought a court order that protected his identity.

Robert Gommeson, one of Victoria's worst child sex offenders, was convicted and sentenced for the abuse of nine children in 2016 but his identity has been protected by a suppression order.

Magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg decided to revoke the order on Wednesday following mounting pressure from Tracey May, one of Gommeson's victims who has been fighting to reveal his identity since his conviction, the Herald Sun reported.  

Ms May had a miscarried Gommeson's child after she fell pregnant when he raped her when she was just eleven.


Robert Gommeson, one of Victoria's worst child sex offenders, was convicted and sentenced for the abuse of nine children in 2016 but the media and his victims were not allowed to name him as he was protected by a suppression order (stock image)

'Robert Gommeson held a position within the Victoria Police department for 10 years as an officer,' Ms May said.

'He pleaded guilty to abusing myself and other children whilst he was in the force and it's because of this reason I feel the public need to know his name.'

She said the voices of the victims need to be heard and their voices should not be taken away again.


Gommeson abused nine children, the youngest of them just five years old, between 1967 and 1983.
Two children were attacked at a police station in Hastings, Mornington Peninsula, and another in the back of a police van.

During a victim's testimony in 2016, the court heard Gommeson held his police-issued revolver to one of his victims as he raped her.

He was reported to the police in 1979 but wasn't charged and instead resigned and moved to New South Wales where he abused another seven children between 2005 and 2011.

The suppression order was made before a law change that made it compulsory for magistrates to put expiry dates on such orders (stock image)

Gommeson was hit with 18 charges in 2012 and was issued a suppression order to protect his identity.
In 2014, a Sydney judge jailed him for 17 years for violating boys aged between nine and 16. 

In June 2016, he was sentenced to at least 15 years behind bars.

Mr Rozencwajg said he was 'surprised' the 2012 order still existed and said he had no difficulty in revoking it.

The suppression order was made before a law change that made it compulsory for magistrates to put expiry dates on such orders. 

The earliest Gommeson will be eligible for parole is 2024.

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