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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 a prison phrase for the punishment of two Ipswich girls.

Brett Richard Ritchie, 40, committed intimate offences against 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 the lady to own intercourse with him, additionally suggesting she write him “dirty” letters.

Ritchie finally had intercourse with the lady at a sleepover party on September 10, 2000.

Previously within the exact same 12 months, Ritchie molested the 13-year-old woman on two occasions.

The court had been told Ritchie had fled in 2001, nevertheless now pleaded bad to a cost of carnal knowledge having son or daughter under 16 and two counts of indecent remedy for a kid under 16.

Mr McMurray asked Judge Greg Koppenol to take into account a prison term when it comes to offences.

But defence barrister Geoff Seaholme stated his client – who now lives in Shepparton, Victoria – was a man” that is“changed without any the medication and liquor addiction that when ruled their life.

At one phase, defence counsel stated, Ritchie had an $800 every single day medication practice involving cannabis, methylamphetamine and cocaine. Continue reading “”