Judge Milton Griffin, SC, in sentencing, told Magee it was likely and right that Magee would by humiliated and shamed by his actions, "which is simply a function of this disgusting behaviour." Judge Griffin ordered Magee be released, on a good behaviour recognisance, after having spent five months in actual custody.
News ()- "'Horror' rapist has life sentence reduced" A Queensland man convicted of inflicting "unimaginable horrors" on a 13-year-old girl has had his life sentence reduced on appeal.
A jury on Tuesday found Macfie guilty of 42 out of 52 charges.
Prior sex offences against girls as young as 12 yrs.
One man shouting rot in hell you arsehole as Macfie was escorted out of the courtroom.
Judge Howie said Macfie had told the girls about becoming princesses and warned them not to tell anyone about his crimes because they were being followed.
Macfie warned one girl she would be killed if she told the police.
- Read More below- News (3-6-2011)- A former Portland man convicted of committing a six-week campaign of sexual abuse against seven teenage girls in the Ballarat region will spend the next decade behind bars.
John William Macfie, 70, was sentenced in the County Court in Ballarat yesterday, and will serve up to 15 years and seven months in prison with a non-parole period of 11 years.
Barrister Martin van der Walt, for Magee, said his client had been a cadet volunteer for 14-years, but had worked in an area responsible for supplying uniforms to young cadets.
Magee, the court was told, used computer search terms traditionally used by people trying to locate "pre-teen hardcore" child pornography.
Commonwealth prosecutor David Kent revealed the 56-year-old grandfather was found in possession of 2731 images or videos of child pornography on his personal computer - along with a further 155,487 films or pictures of explicit adult porn.