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Brett Richard Ritchie
Man groomed girl, 14, for intercourse
Andrew Korner | 19th Might 2009
A SEX offender’s transformation to Christianity has helped spare him from the prison phrase for the punishment of two Ipswich girls.
Brett Richard Ritchie, 40, committed offences that are sexual two girls aged 14 and 13 at Redbank Plains.
Ipswich District Court heard Ritchie, who had been recognized to both their victims, had invested months grooming the 14-year-old for intercourse.
Prosecutor Stephan McMurray stated Ritchie had constantly expected your ex to possess intercourse with him, additionally suggesting she write him “dirty” letters.
Ritchie finally had intercourse that is sexual your ex at a sleepover celebration on September 10, 2000.
Previously into the year that is same Ritchie molested the 13-year-old girl on two occasions.
The court had been told Ritchie had fled in 2001, however now pleaded accountable to a fee of carnal knowledge with a young son or daughter under 16 as well as 2 counts of indecent remedy for a kid under 16.
Mr McMurray asked Judge Greg Koppenol to think about a jail term for the offences.
But defence barrister Geoff Seaholme said his client – who now lives in Shepparton, Victoria – was a “changed man”, without any the medication and liquor addiction that when ruled his life.
At one phase, defence counsel stated, Ritchie had an $800 every single day drug habit involving cannabis, methylamphetamine and cocaine.
Ritchie could not keep in mind committing the offences resistant to the two girls, Mr Seaholme stated. Continue reading “”