"Former Victoria Police officer jailed until at least 2024 over sick sex ring"

A FORMER Victoria Police officer who used a string of boys he had molested to help him recruit new victims will be in jail until at least 2024.

An ex-Victoria Police officer has been jailed until 2024 for molesting young boys.

The 64-year-old man quit the force in 1979 and moved to NSW.

There, he assaulted seven boys, aged from nine to 16, over seven years until his arrest in 2012.

But the man, who cannot be named, is still facing 40 molestation charges in Victoria dating to the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, in a case that has been adjourned until next year.

The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal last month upheld a Crown appeal against the sentence on the NSW offences, to which he pleaded guilty, increasing it to 17 years with a non-parole term of 12 years.

He befriended the victims’ families and groomed them with gifts, such as money, alcohol and drugs.

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He would watch pornography with them, assault them, and force them to take part in lewd sex acts. He also photographed some in explicit poses.

Known to his victims as Uncle Bob, the man forced them to fill out sickening questionnaires as part of a twisted recruitment process.

The questionnaire, entitled “New boys to join us”, asked victims to nominate friends to bring to his house, and outlined strict criteria for prospective nominees.

Among these were that the boys had to be slim, like beer, need money, enjoy watching pornography and be “living with mum, no dad or step(father)”.

Victorian police say the man committed some of the offences that occurred in Victoria while he was on duty as a police officer.

It is alleged he held a revolver to the head of a young girl while he had sex with her. Police say he put the same girl, then eight, in a police cell for three hours and made her perform sex acts.

She was also taken in the back of a divisional van to bushland where she was again made to perform sex acts on the policeman, it is alleged.

It is alleged that in another incident the man held a rifle to the head of a boy and threatened to kill him.

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(Source : http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/former-victoria-police-officer-jailed-until-at-least-2024-over-sick-sex-ring/story-fni0fee2-1227053214164)

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