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Craig Anthony Ellis jailed for sexual assault of girl, 3 (mother attacked him with sword)
Courier-Mail (Brisbane) ^ | 7th November 2011 | Tony Kleim

Posted on 11/06/2011 7:41:18 PM PST by naturalman1975

A PEDOPHILE who broke into a Brisbane family's home, stripped naked and molested a three-year-old girl and took indecent photographs of the toddler as she slept has received a combined jail term of effectively eight years.

The Brisbane District Court was told Craig Anthony Ellis broke into the family's Aspley home on Brisbane's northside and sexually assaulted the toddler on January 21, 2009.

Ellis, then aged 29, tried to flee when the girl's parents were awoken by their daughter's muffled cries - resulting in the toddler's father crash tackling the naked intruder while the mother struck the pedophile with an ornamental samurai sword.

Judge Michael Rackemann said Ellis' behaviour and abuse of the girl was "very disturbing" and warranted an eight-year term. During today's hearing Ellis threatened to kill the judge, the prosecutor, his child victim and her mother

However, the judge said because Ellis had already been behind bars on remand for two years and nine months, a sentence of five years and three-months was appropriate under the circumstances.

(Excerpt) Read more at couriermail.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; childmolester; democratbase; pervert; swords
Too light a sentence. Pity the mother wasn't better at using the sword.
1 posted on 11/06/2011 7:41:20 PM PST by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

He should get 20-life. Who is this idiot judge?


2 posted on 11/06/2011 7:43:20 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: naturalman1975

He should have been beheaded.

Oh wait - the politicians in your country banned private gun ownership and they let sick monsters back out on the street.

If the family had a gun, he would have been six feet under by now.


3 posted on 11/06/2011 7:43:43 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: naturalman1975
"Too light a sentence. Pity the mother wasn't better at using the sword."

Gives her more practice time when the perv gets out.

Just sayin.

4 posted on 11/06/2011 7:44:21 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

It’s England. They’re lost.


5 posted on 11/06/2011 7:45:42 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: goldstategop

Not again.

Private gun ownership is not banned in Australia. There are over a million gun owners and at least a few million guns in private hands.

We do have some stupid restrictions to live with, but it’s nowhere near a ban.

As one example, I own a semi-automatic assault rifle, a couple of handguns, and a bunch of .22 rifles myself. All totally legal.


6 posted on 11/06/2011 7:46:16 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: M. Thatcher

It’s Australia, actually. And private gun ownership is not banned here - though we do have stupid restrictions to live with.


7 posted on 11/06/2011 7:47:22 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

The child will bear the scars for life, she will forever be sexually crippled, the family will suffer for life, the perp should get the death sentence, or at a minimum be castrated, not walk after three hots and a cot for five years.


8 posted on 11/06/2011 7:48:26 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: M. Thatcher
It’s England. They’re lost.

Brisbane is on the other side of the planet from England.

9 posted on 11/06/2011 7:51:16 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: naturalman1975

Replicas are very blunt edged. She needed to run him through with it. The tips are usually still pointy and sharp.


10 posted on 11/06/2011 7:55:30 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: American in Israel

There’s always the possibility that some kind guard (who is also a parent) “accidentally” puts him out in the general population, amongst bank robbers, thieves and drug dealers who, despite their own sins, also have kids and don’t want this animal anywhere near them.

He’d better say his prayers. He might not even have five years to live.


11 posted on 11/06/2011 7:56:36 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: naturalman1975
You have guns but can't use them for self defense and a license won't be issued to that effect.

And I don't think they have right to carry in Australia. So its effectively a ban on gun ownership even if that's not de jure.

12 posted on 11/06/2011 7:58:08 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: naturalman1975

Why such little time, is that common? And no additional time for threatening to kill the judge and Childs family?


13 posted on 11/06/2011 8:07:30 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: naturalman1975

The sentence is a joke, hopefully a decent convict will beat him to death with a mop handle.


14 posted on 11/06/2011 8:11:47 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: goldstategop
You have guns but can't use them for self defense and a license won't be issued to that effect.

Under Australian law, if you believe you, or another person, is in danger of death or serious injury, you can do anything and use anything to defend yourself - including a gun. We do have a right to self defence guaranteed in common law and that is what it says. It's true that most people cannot get a licence issued simply by saying they want a handgun for self defence - that by itself is not sufficient reason - but if you have one issued for another reason, you can certainly use it in that way. The simplest reason for most people is to be a member of a gun club.

And I don't think they have right to carry in Australia. So its effectively a ban on gun ownership even if that's not de jure.

The 'right to carry' is a peculiar provision of American law and doesn't have any analogue in Australia because it doesn't really have any relevance in Australia - that is, we haven't had the same legal history you've had, laws and court decisions here have gone differently. If a person is licenced to own a firearm, simply by virtue of that fact, they can take that firearm into most places unless the place is expressly excluded or their licence is specifically restricted. It's never needed to be stated in terms of a right to carry, any more than you need a 'right to drive' on public or private roads, if you have a driver's licence. It's part and parcel of the licence. Some people do have more restricted licences. Plenty of people don't - though it does take some effort to get such a licence. Long arms are actually more complicated because there are legal precedents that make carrying an obvious weapon around a 'breach of the peace' in quite a few cases.

I don't carry a handgun often, but when I do, there's very few places I can't carry it (Courts, and certain other government buildings, mostly).

15 posted on 11/06/2011 8:11:56 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

Yeah, by the time you get it out of the safe, assemble it and find the ammunition it’s too late.


16 posted on 11/06/2011 8:14:08 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: naturalman1975
Pity the mother wasn't better at using the sword.

Where does one go for Samurai range time?

17 posted on 11/06/2011 8:15:23 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: MacMattico

Unfortunately such sentences like this aren’t uncommon in Australian courts. Generally the officially available penalty is much higher (my guess is 20 years on these types of charges) but Judges have to consider a prisoner’s record, what other sentences have been imposed, etc, and very few get anywhere near the maximum. 8 years for this type of crime, isn’t an uncommon sentence.

People blames the Judges, but it’s often not their fault - they have to follow the guidelines. If they are ‘too harsh’ according to the guidelines, they can open avenues for appeal.


18 posted on 11/06/2011 8:17:59 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Don’t need to assemble it, but do need to have it locked up and ammunition locked up separately.

I can be armed in less than 30 seconds from waking up. Is that too long? Yes, I think so. But it’s still a long way from a ban.

I have stopped burglars in my home twice quite successfully. Only once with a weapon - the first time I actually forgot I had weapons, I was so shocked and stunned.


19 posted on 11/06/2011 8:20:50 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

So in about 5 years he’ll do this to another child. Sad.


20 posted on 11/06/2011 8:29:09 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: naturalman1975

So sick! My heart hurts for this baby. Throughout the world we should punish these demons to the harshest most extreme limits for harming our babies!


21 posted on 11/06/2011 8:29:30 PM PST by lilyramone (The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary)
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To: M. Thatcher

Actually it’s Australia but they too are losing the battle.


22 posted on 11/06/2011 8:30:12 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: naturalman1975

What the ruling should have been:

“It is the ruling of this court that the mother of the child be permitted to improve her skill with a blade. A sharpened blade will be provided for the mother to use upon her child’s assailant.”


23 posted on 11/06/2011 8:43:21 PM PST by Altariel
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To: naturalman1975

“Judge Michael Rackemann said Ellis’ behaviour and abuse of the girl was “very disturbing” and warranted an eight-year term.”

The judge thought that what this criminal did was only, “very disturbing” and nothing more. That says quite a bit about the judge.


24 posted on 11/06/2011 8:50:15 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: naturalman1975
"Pity the mother wasn't better at using the sword. "

It was an ORNAMENTAL sword- probably had no edge on it at all. A cheap, sharp machete would have been much more effective.

25 posted on 11/06/2011 10:15:52 PM PST by matthew fuller (9-9-9 ? Just say No! No! No!)
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To: naturalman1975

she should have beheaded the beast.


26 posted on 11/06/2011 10:22:49 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: naturalman1975; Last Dakotan
Pity the mother wasn't better at using the sword.
Where does one go for Samurai range time?

go practice @ a Kendo Class...
i know..i know...they use Shinai (bamboo swords)
but, the practice is worth it.
have less practice time?...20 Ga. shotgun works, too.


27 posted on 11/06/2011 10:50:18 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: naturalman1975

EIGHT YEARS???

Death.


28 posted on 11/06/2011 11:38:47 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: naturalman1975
The story doesn't say what size the sword was but we can assume it was a katana; maybe.

Since it was an ornimental sword, we know it was dull and not full tang. I'm surprised she injured the perv and not herself.

A katana is made for cutting and slashing, not stabbing, but it can be used that way if need be.

I'm sure the reporter has no clue what was actually done to the perv.

29 posted on 11/07/2011 4:22:39 AM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: naturalman1975

8 years? Ok, but first he needs to have his privates sawed off, with a rusty sword, slowly.


30 posted on 11/07/2011 6:35:53 AM PST by Cronos
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To: American in Israel

I agree — not death, death is too good for this guy, castration with a rusty sword and then tossed in a dungeon with no human contact and no light for 8 years.


31 posted on 11/07/2011 6:37:18 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Cronos

What does the old testament say about crimes like this? Find a tall cliff and toss the offender over the edge. The child molester can not be reformed or fixed—they will do it again and again.


32 posted on 11/07/2011 9:27:29 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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