18 May 2017

DPP appeals sentence

The Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a man for multiple sexual offences against children under the age of 16.

Fabian Roy Meharry was sentenced in the County Court on 22 March 2017 to 12 years’ imprisonment, with a non-parole period of 10 years.

He had pleaded guilty to 62 State and Commonwealth offences, including sexual penetration of a child under 16 years, indecent act with a child under 16 years, using a carriage service for sexual activity with a person under 16 years, and producing child pornography.

Mr Champion lodged the appeal in the Court of Appeal on the grounds that the individual sentences, the total effective sentence and non-parole period were manifestly inadequate.

For further information contact:

Anthony Loncaric

03 9603 2603