Christopher Cooksley jailed for six years after admitting to child sexual abuse in Canberra

Christopher Cooksley jailed for six years after admitting to child sexual abuse in Canberra

A self-confessed child molester has been sentenced to six years in jail for sex offences against a young Canberra teenager in the 1980s. Key points: Christopher Gary Cooksley will be behind bars for at least three years  The 72-year-old is a former foster carer who had cared for about 300 boys He admitted to indecently … Read more

Michael Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in prison for defrauding clients, tax fraud

Michael Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in prison for defrauding clients, tax fraud

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — Former celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, who rose to fame representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her litigation against former President Donald Trump, was sentenced in Orange County to 14 years in federal prison for tax and wire fraud. U.S. District Judge James Selna said Avenatti’s sentence will run consecutively — … Read more

Canberra prisoner Kane Quinn sentenced for escaping custody when girlfriend rammed corrections car

Canberra prisoner Kane Quinn sentenced for escaping custody when girlfriend rammed corrections car

A Canberra man sprung from custody last year when his girlfriend rammed a corrections car has expressed relief after he was given a 16-month jail sentence by the ACT Magistrates Court. Key points: Kane Quinn was being driven to a medical appointment in a sedan when his girlfriend, Lila Walto, crashed into it Magistrate Louise … Read more

Man avoids jail after being found unconscious inside brothel with drugs and loaded gun

Man avoids jail after being found unconscious inside brothel with drugs and loaded gun

A man found unconscious with a bag of money, drugs and a loaded gun inside a Canberra brothel, has been allowed to leave jail after being sentenced in the ACT’s Drug and Alcohol Court. Key points: A man found unconscious in a brothel with a loaded gun is sentenced to a treatment order David Celeski will have … Read more

Sydney man jailed for 18 years for strangling woman he ‘felt the urge to just kill’

Sydney man jailed for 18 years for strangling woman he ‘felt the urge to just kill’

A Sydney man has been jailed for 18 years after strangling a woman — whom he “felt the urge to just kill” — with a phone charger. Key points: Chulsoo Jung strangled Min Sook Moon in a car park at Epping He buried her body at Blaxland Riverside Park the next day The pair had been in an intimate … Read more

Queensland police officer sentenced for helping daughter cross border during COVID closure

Queensland police officer sentenced for helping daughter cross border during COVID closure

A former south-east Queensland police officer has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service after pleading guilty to helping his daughter breach the state’s COVID border restrictions last year. Key points: Robert William Eickenloff assured the other officers that his daughter’s paperwork had checked out The 56-year-old was on his police bike and in uniform … Read more

Three young men sentenced for the aggravated kidnapping of Peter Keeley who was found dead in 2020

Three young men sentenced for the aggravated kidnapping of Peter Keeley who was found dead in 2020

Three young men have received different sentences for the aggravated kidnapping of Peter Keeley, whose body was found in a stretch of bushland on the New South Wales south coast in 2020. Key points: Peter Keeley’s body was found in 2020 in a stretch of bushland The judge handed down different sentences for each of the accused Defence … Read more

Canberra man jailed for nearly five years for striking police officer with car

Canberra man jailed for nearly five years for striking police officer with car

A Canberra man who drove at a police officer while high on methamphetamine, in a hit-and-run near Nimmitabel, has been sentenced to nearly five years in jail in the Queanbeyan court.  Key points: McCracken pleaded guilty to aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact The police officer he … Read more

Former senior NSW police officer sentenced to prison for giving false evidence, granted bail

Former senior NSW police officer sentenced to prison for giving false evidence, granted bail

A former senior NSW police officer is on bail pending appeal after being sentenced to jail for giving false information to the force’s watchdog. Key points: Former senior officer Michael Rowan has been sentenced to at least six months in jail He was found to have provided false or misleading evidence to the force’s watchdog … Read more

Salvatore Incandela sentenced to three years in jail for raping Canberra woman during lift home from online date

Salvatore Incandela sentenced to three years in jail for raping Canberra woman during lift home from online date

A man who raped a woman in a Canberra nature reserve in full view of nearby houses, has been sentenced to three years in jail by the ACT Supreme Court. Key points: Salvatore Incandela was found guilty by a jury of a single count of rape Incandela claims the incident, which occurred when he offered the victim … Read more