The boy's mother went to police in her state and told her son to cease contact. The court will make this order if it thinks the offender could be a risk to the sexual safety of others in the community. The court previously heard Emmerson, who was 26 at the time, began speaking with the boy, 14, from Western Australia after meeting while playing an online game.
Judge John Smallwood acknowledged the circumstances of the offending were unusual for these sorts of crimes.
The court will make this order if it thinks the offender could be a risk to the sexual safety of others in the community. Sex offender register statistics Child safety resources. Defence lawyer Julia Kretzenbacher referred to a psychologist's report that stated Emmerson's history skewed her perception of boundaries.
She now supervises a team of over 80 solicitors across Australia. It is intended to be of a general nature only and does not constitute legal advice. The court will make an order if it believes that the child may be a risk to the sexual safety of one or more members of the community. The only people who can access the details on the Sex Offenders Register in Victoria are those with police authorisation.
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The offences are alleged to have been between April and September , with the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team charging Emmerson on October 16 after the mother contacted Rochester police. The court heard six months later the boy's mother become aware Emmerson had recommenced contact with her son, and reported the activity to local police.
The register contains information about people registrable offenders who have committed certain sex offences registrable offences. More court news: Man accused of armed robbery in case of mistaken identity She submitted Judge John Smallwood had the scope to impose a sentence that did not require an immediate term of imprisonment.