Fleeing Victorian rapist last seen in registered sex offender Christopher Empey has been spotted on the NSW south coast.
A violent rapist is on the run from Victorian police because he’s “not keen” on the strict supervision conditions that come with being a registered sex offender.
Christopher Empey’s court-ordered GPS tracking bracelet was found smashed to pieces along the Hume Highway in late November, around the time he skipped a court appearance to finalise a supervision order.
The 46-year-old then sold his yellow Suzuki motorbike to a buyer in Nowra, on the NSW south coast, in December when he was also captured on CCTV.
Empey, who was convicted of a violent rape in 2002 and released from prison on parole in 2015, appeared unshaven in the footage and walked with a limp that he is understood to be claiming is an injury from a motorbike accident.
He’s not known to have contacts in the Nowra area, hasn’t been in contact with family and is believed to be actively moving around to avoid being served by police with documents that will add him to the sex offender register for 15 years.
That would impose strict supervision conditions, including reporting his address and making mobile devices and computers available to police for monitoring, replacing earlier parole conditions.
“We are aware Mr Empey wasn’t keen on those obligations and believe that’s the reason he’s failed to attend court and now he’s actively avoiding police and his apprehension,” Assistant Commissioner Neil Paterson said on Thursday.
While he said it’s unusual for sex offenders to go on the run, Empey is one of two who police are asking for public assistance to track down.
High-risk sex offender Maurice Collie, 26, is avoiding the law for a sixth time, having failed to give police his address after his prison release on December 17.
Collie has a history of sex, drug and dishonesty offences, including a conviction for the sexual penetration of a 15-year-old in 2016 and the sexual assault of an 11-year-old in 2017.
“We know that when registered sex offenders are non-compliant with their reporting obligations that their risk increases in terms of committing further offences in the community,” he said.
Collie, who also goes by the first name Reece, surname Nelson and nickname Shadow, may be in Frankston but is also known to frequent Bendigo, Mildura, Geelong, Gippsland and the Melbourne CBD.
He has distinctive tattoos including a scorpion on his left leg, a heart and dagger on his right arm and an eagle on his back and was last seen at the Salvation Army in Bourke Street on December 22.
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Russell Brian Wood, 27, has been given 25 years behind bars for the brutal murder of Sarah Brown, mother of 5 children.
“No AVO was ever going to keep me away from her.” – Russell wood stated to police after killing Sarah.
Chilling words for anyone who is relying on an AVO (Apprehended Violence Order), to keep them safe from an angry, violent, jealous or vindictive ex. Sadly all those who are pushed to seek an AVO know only too well that a piece of paper will never stop an ex partner who is hell bent on revenge for some perceived slight against them… Usually the crime of finally getting the strength and courage to leave…. No, a piece of paper, a court order, it means nothing to someone who fears they are losing control.
Sarah Brown was the mother of 5 children, now all 5 of these children will grow up without their mother.
Sarah was the victim of a violent abuser and sadly just as she gathered the courage to end the violent relationship with Wood and had an apprehended violence order in place to legally stop him from contacting her, he chose to kill her. This is statistically the most dangerous time for women, most women killed by abusive partners, are killed when they finally make the break… it’s no wonder they fear what will happen when they leave.
Wood is a full blown alcoholic who should not have been drinking, he had made his mind up that no AVO would stop him from being with “the woman he loved.” He saw her at the Mt Druitt tavern, he then went back to her place and waited for her. He beat her, stabbed her and choked her to death and as she lay their dying he lay down next to her and watched as the life left from her.
“No AVO was ever going to keep me away from her,” Wood told police after the killing.
“ I don’t care what any C-word says, there was an AVO and I don’t give a fuck about the AVO”
“I fn laid down with her until she fn died, and that’s the fn love of my life” Wood told police.
Here’s the thing Russell, that’s not how you treat someone you love, you don’t stab or choke or beat someone you love. If you did actually love Sarah then you would not have done any of these things to her. You do not hit someone you love, you however chose to violently abuse Sarah for years. That’s not love you cowardly moron, that’s a petulant child, no even a child knows not to hit others !
You see Russell, and any other partner who domestically abuses their spouse, does not love their spouse. The moment they hit their partner the love is gone and let me tell you a very hard to hear fact…..
The first time they hit you, is the hardest, from there it just gets easier for them to do it again and they will do it again. They are lying if they say it will be the last time because it simply will not be. If your partner has hit you once GET OUT NOW !
Russell like a lot of domestic abusers did not see Sarah as his partner but rather his possession, he saw her as a piece of property to beat when his ego was feeling like it needed a boost and to hurt when he needed to feel good about himself by making someone else feel horrible. This is what these pathetic cowards do, they do not see their partners, as partners or lovers or someone to adore, but instead someone to beat on, someone to belittle, someone to hurt.
No, make no mistake about it Russell and all domestic abusers do not know how to love. If you love someone you do not beat them, you do not push them down and assert dominance over someone, you lift them up and together the two of you become the best you can be.. for each other as much as for yourselves. What Russell did was not love, it was destruction and it was murder.
One of the scariest parts of the report filed by Laura Banks for 7 news Sydney was Russell’s mother who said quite clearly “He is my son and he is innocent” when Laura reminded her that he had stabbed a woman to death her response was “that’s what they say”. Wow, and the worst part is you’re enabling your son’s murderous domestic abuse !
A woman, a mother, has been killed… 5 children will never see their mother again.. a family has been destroyed emotionally, if she couldn’t say she is sorry for what her son did, we at FACAA will. We are so incredibly, heartfelt sorry for your loss and we send all of our love and strength to you.
Rest in Peace Sarah Brown, we hope your children can grow up feeling some sort of peace knowing their mother’s killer will serve at least 19 years hopefully 25 years behind bars for your brutal murder. We also hope they know that what he did was not love but instead ego driven cowardly violence. We also hope they reach out to us if they need help with their healing. We are so very sorry.
The fact is domestic violence is not love, you do not hit someone you love !
If you love them then you never hit them ! – 360
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Vic mum in hospital after killing baby
JULY 31, 20185:22pm
A woman who killed her own baby will not be sent to jail.Source:istock
Amber Wilson, AAPnews.com.au
A SCHIZOPHRENIC Melbourne woman who slashed her baby’s throat out of fear the world was ending will walk free after completing treatment in a mental health facility.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced to a 30-month community corrections order in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Tuesday after pleading guilty to infanticide.
The court was told the 13-month-old baby girl died on June 5 last year while the woman was in the midst of a post-natal episode at her suburban Reservoir home.
After she was taken into custody, the 28-year-old told a psychiatrist at the Thomas Embling forensic mental health hospital the end of the world was coming.
The woman believed many people would turn into animals, so she had to protect her daughter by killing her.
She made various claims including that her husband was a devil and had hexed her.
The court was previously told the woman spent at least six stints as a psychiatric inpatient in the lead-up to the killing but was discharged 11 days before the death.
During sentencing on Tuesday, Justice Paul Coghlan said the woman, who had come to Australia as a refugee, “suffered from delusional beliefs” with ongoing schizophrenia and suffering a post-natal episode at the time of the infanticide.
He added she was under the stress of raising a young family in the context of “social-economic adversity”.
The woman had been reluctant to take her medication in the past but was now given antipsychotics both orally and by injection.
Justice Coghlan agreed to release the woman on a community corrections order given that her medication situation had changed, she was less resistant to taking it and now had insight into her condition and offending.
He added the woman’s husband and mental health services needed to be aware of the need to act urgently should her condition deteriorate.
The woman will remain at Thomas Embling for several months until a treatment and risk management plan is established.
She will then be handed over to another mental health facility before she is ultimately released back into the community under supervision.
Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on this.
My thoughts are that if someone can cut the throat of their baby, then they are never safe to be around children again.
To set her free feels like unleashing a time bomb to me. (A)
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