01 May 2015

DPP appeals sentence

The Director of Public Prosecutions has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on Ted Bales (formerly Edward Vernon Dowlan) for indecent assault and gross indecency.

Bales pleaded guilty in the County Court of Victoria to 22 charges of indecent assault upon a male person, 11 charges of indecent assault and one charge of gross indecency.

He was sentenced on 27 March 2015 to six years’ imprisonment, with a non-parole period of three years.

Chief Crown Prosecutor Gavin Silbert QC, who considered the appeal as Acting DPP, lodged the appeal on the basis the sentence was manifestly inadequate.


For further information contact:

Lisa Walker

03 9603 7493
0400 494 962