Sunshine Coast Evil Elder

by Tahoe 7 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • Tahoe

    From what little coverage I can find, that’s not behind a paywall:

    This person is the epitome of the Evil Elder. Truly evil.

    Last year when he was granted bail:

  • EasyPrompt

    Some info from the video clips...

    Crimes from at least 2008-2018

    arrested August 28, 2022

    local accountant

    born in Canada, also possesses a Greek passport

    been Australian citizen since the 1980s

    Father of two

    also charged of incest and torture

    Senior member of Jehovah's Witnesses charged with 21 counts of rape, 17 counts sexual assault, 13 counts procure sexual acts by false pretense, at least 4 victims, all in late teens or early 20s.

  • EasyPrompt

    from Scozzadog on reddit (posted one month ago): "A dispute over 10 hours’ worth of alleged video evidence has delayed criminal proceedings against a Sunshine Coast religious member facing more than 50 sex charges.

    Video footage of alleged heinous sex acts was the source of debate as an ongoing criminal case involving a Sunshine Coast Jehovah’s Witness member is further delayed.

    The 62-year-old Mooloolaba man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, faces 55 charges including 21 counts of rape, 14 of procuring sexual acts by false pretences, torture and common assault.
    He has not entered a plea.
    His matter was listed for a directions hearing in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Monday, August 14, but he did not appear in person.
    Three people, including the man’s former lawyer Adrian Hawkes, sat in the public gallery while it was announced lawyer Andrew Hoare had taken over the case.
    Mr Hoare told the court he had asked for a USB, containing 10 hours’ worth of footage allegedly showing the sexual assaults, from police prosecutor Jeanette Grigoris.
    His intention was to watch the footage and then cross examine the five alleged victims.
    Mr Hoare said the USB could be sent to the office of the Brisbane Director of Public Prosecutions where he could watch the footage, or it could be disclosed to the defence.

    However Sergeant Grigoris objected to both requests. The request to disclose the USB was rejected by Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist.

    Sergeant Grigoris said the defence had ample time to watch the footage already and Mr Hawkes had previously wasted an entire day only watching one hours’ worth.

    Mr Stjernqvist adjourned the matter until September 29 and said it must proceed as a committal hand up on the next date, unless Mr Hoare applied to cross examine more than one witness."

    (from article one year ago): "Sunshine Coast detectives have charged a 61-year-old local man with 21 counts of rape following ongoing investigations into offences allegedly committed over a ten-year period.

    It will be alleged the man utilised his position of religious standing within the Jehovah Witness community to sexually assault young men between 2008 and 2018.

    On August 28 police executed a search warrant at a Mooloolaba address and took a 61-year-old man into custody.

    He has since been charged with 21 counts of rape, 17 counts of sexual assault, 13 counts of procure sexual acts by false pretence and one count each of incest, torture and common assault.

    The man was due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today, August 29.

    The alleged offences relate to four male victims aged in their late teens to early twenties, and detectives are appealing for anyone else who may have information relating to the man that may assist with investigations to come forward."

  • Tahoe

    @EasyPrompt Thank you for posting. The more I read, the sicker I get at my stomach. Absolutely vile garbage of a human being.

    Thank you, Jehovah, for protecting the innocent.

  • EasyPrompt

    (It's not His fault, Tahoe, but He is the One who will fix it.)

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    Pure evil

  • EasyPrompt

    shared by Scozzadog: report by Jorina Maureschat (same website as first post on this thread) September 29, 2023 - 2:50PM

    "New delays in Jehovah’s Witness figure court case

    A Sunshine Coast Jehovah’s Witness figure accused of horrific sex crimes remains behind bars amid further delays to the ongoing court proceedings.

    Fresh delays have emerged in the court proceedings for a Sunshine Coast religious member accused of more than 50 horrific sex crimes.

    A 62-year-old man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – has been charged with 54 offences including 21 counts of rape, 17 of sexual assault and torture.

    It has previously been alleged the man, who was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness community, used his position to sexually assault young men between 2008 and 2018.

    The man is currently on Supreme Court bail in regard to the 54 charges but was arrested for six fresh charges on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

    The new allegations include sexual assault, distributing intimate images and attempting to interfere with a potential witness.

    No application for bail was made when the matter was mentioned on Monday, September 25, in court.

    During a court mention on Friday, September 29, defence lawyer Rémy Kurz asked for brief of evidence to be ordered for the six charges.

    The fresh charges had been brought forward to be discussed with the other alleged offences.

    Mr Kurz told the court an application of disclosure and for cross-examination were filed in regards to the 54 charges and asked for the matter to be set for a new directions hearing.

    The court heard a directions hearing was previously refused and adjourned for a full committal hand-up initially set down for Friday.

    Police prosecutor Jeanette Grigoris told the court the accused had since changed counsel and wanted to start court proceedings again from the start.

    “This is file is one of those ones that smells of delay tactics” Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin said.

    Mr McLaughlin adjourned the matter for December 11, 2023, when the magistrates overseeing the matter returns from leave.

    The man was remanded in custody."

  • Earnest

    There was an earlier thread on this here.

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