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Brett Richard Ritchie

Man groomed girl, 14, for intercourse

Andrew Korner | nineteenth Might 2009

A SEX offender’s conversion to Christianity has helped spare him from a prison phrase for the punishment of two Ipswich girls.

Brett Richard Ritchie, 40, committed offences that are sexual two girls aged 14 and 13 at Redbank Plains.

Ipswich District Court heard Ritchie, who was simply proven to both their victims, had invested days grooming the 14-year-old for intercourse.

Prosecutor Stephan McMurray stated Ritchie had constantly expected your ex to own intercourse with him, additionally suggesting she write him “dirty” letters.

Ritchie finally had intercourse that is sexual your ex at a sleepover celebration on September 10, 2000.

Early into the day in the same 12 months, Ritchie molested the 13-year-old woman on two occasions.

The court ended up being told Ritchie had fled in 2001, however now pleaded accountable up to a cost of carnal knowledge with youngster under 16 and two counts of indecent treatment of a kid under 16.

Mr McMurray asked Judge Greg Koppenol to think about 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 once ruled their life. Read more