Rare Common Sense: July 2007 Archives

July 9, 2007

Paedophile Loses Appeal

Australia: While I was distracted by the tale of a superstitious Melbourne Catholic school refusing to enrol a child with the last name Hell, I missed the news that kiddie fiddler William Little Pebble Kamm has lost his appeal against charges of paedophilia.

Amusingly enough his attempts to overturn the case were based more on trying to hide the fact that he's an idiot with a collection of stupid minions, rather than the improper behaviour of a judge.

Kamm's grounds for appeal included the jury should have been dismissed because of a note it had sent to the judge during the trial.

The jury had notified the judge Kamm's sister-in-law was seen mouthing words from the public gallery, which were then repeated by a defence witness.

Justice Hodgson today ruled the judge had acted properly by asking the jury to draw no inference from what they suspected was the coaching of a witness.

Oops.

Kamm is also awaiting sentencing following a separate guilty verdict on sex charges related to a different underage girl. He does seem to have been the busy little paedophile.

Cult leader loses child sex conviction appeal—news.com.au, 9th July 2007, (via feorag.newsvine.com).
Catholic school gives in over Hell enrolment—ABC News Online, 9th July 2007, (via redwolf.newsvine.com).

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