Gary Devine who prostituted a 12 year old girl to more than 100 men has been released from prison early thanks to “good behaviour”
Gary John Devine, the man described by the parole board as never been able to “remain offence free”, the man who prostituted a 12 year old girl to hundreds of men, (including former Tasmanian mayor Terry Martin), making thousands of dollars (including making a bonus $50 from the child raping scumbags if they didn’t want to wear a condom !), has not only been released early by the parole board because of good behaviour, but has also been allowed unsupervised day release from prison for the past 2 years !
Yeah he did all of that. He hasn’t been without a conviction for most of his adult life, but this is a man who should be released early for good behaviour.
Well done Tasmanian parole boards!
Seriously, take a long hard look at yourselves in the mirror after making these decisions. If he re-offends surely you must be held accountable for playing your part in any future crimes he commits ?
The Parole Board said the outrage was justified but despite acknowledging Devine has never been able to “remain offence-free for any sustained period of time”, granted him parole and did not make him serve out his 10-year sentence.
Devine, now 59, was convicted in 2010 of prostituting the 12 year old girl at a city hotel and his own home in Chapel St, Glenorchy, and sharing the proceeds with the girl’s mother.
When sentencing him to 10 years’ jail, Justice Peter Evans said Devine’s actions had resulted in a lifetime of disease and physical and mental suffering for the girl.
“The stark and straightforward reality is that the defendant caused a child of 12 years of age to be subjected to sexual intercourse with in excess of 100 men,” he said at the time.
Devine had advertised the girl in The Mercury newspaper as “18 years old and new in town”, knowing she was in fact only 12. Over a four-week period from August 2009, the girl had sexual intercourse with more than 100 clients.
Only one of those men — former Tasmanian MP Terry Martin — was prosecuted. He was given a 10-month wholly suspended jail sentence in 2011. Of course he was, to think he didn’t know she was 12 years old is insane. He knew what he was doing but still he gets handed a wholly suspended sentence due to his community involvement.
The court heard Devine took the bookings, recording them in a diary and was always at the unit when the girl was with the men. Devine charged them $100 for 30 minutes and an extra $50 if the customer did not wear a condom and is estimated to have made thousands of dollars from the dealings.
Although he was sentenced to 10 years’ jail, he was eligible for parole after eight years and unsupervised day release in the community for 2 years before that. So tell me again how long he served “behind bars” ?
Despite the shocking nature of his crimes, Tasmania’s Parole Board decided he had earned that early release.
“The offending attracted, and rightly so, considerable community condemnation,” the board noted.
The girl, now in her 20s, did not provide the board with a fresh statement of how Devine’s crimes had affected her; instead, the board used an earlier statement she gave at sentencing.
“It is clear from that statement that the crimes committed by the applicant had a devastating impact on her,” the board said.
“It caused her estrangement from key members of her family and adversely affected her social relationships.
The effect this case would have had on the girl can never be overstated and for the parole board to simply dismiss this and allow early release is despicable. It literally slaps her and every other survivor right in the face.
The Parole Board found Devine had been of good behaviour while inside, holding positions of trust within the prison and had been complying with the terms of his “re-integration leave” over the past two years.
But it noted his reintegrating into the community would be “challenging” and that Devine’s record of prior convictions “demonstrates an inability to remain offence-free for any sustained period of time”.
Devine will not be able to consume alcohol or illicit drugs, or enter a licensed premises during the two years he is on probation. He made threats to harm the girl in taped phone calls while on remand before his eventual sentencing.
In a bid to stop Devine coming into contact with his victim, he will be subject to a curfew and will not be allowed to associate with his co-offender — the girl’s mother, who was released in September last year after serving 7 years of a 10-year sentence.
Yes because that will stop him from hurting the poor girl….
Ok I am about to let fly here so I am sorry for the lack of professionalism you are about to see.
THIS MAN MADE MONEY FROM THE RAPE OF A CHILD ! IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT IN THE HELL HE DID IN PRISON, HE DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE RELEASED, LET ALONE SET FREE EARLY !
IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT A CHILD RAPIST DID BEFORE THEY RAPED A CHILD BECAUSE THE FACT IS THE MOMENT THEY CROSS THAT LINE THEY ARE NO LONGER PEOPLE OF GOOD CHARACTER !
This vile, horrendous thing should have never been released. The fact that they set him free early is a slap in the face to survivor’s everywhere !
If only the young girl could be released as easily from the trauma she has suffered at his hands.
Portions of the above post were cut and pasted to preserve the integrity of the facts.
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