Posts By: Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Cybercrime and computer offences in NSW

Cybercrime

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim A 15-year-old student named Jessie left her Bega school in early 2018, after she was bullied by another student, both in person and online. The girl’s parents felt they had no choice but to place their daughter in another school, as staff at the current one failed to take… Read more »

The Offence of Manslaughter in New South Wales

Manslaughter

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Mark Kenneth Jenkin was sentenced to almost two decades behind bars last week over the manslaughter of a 56-year-old pensioner. Known as the “monster of Mangerton”, Jenkin subjected Mark Dower to such brutal beatings over the course of a week in March 2015 that the victim died. Something of… Read more »

The Offence of Importing a Border Controlled Drug

Imported goods

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 7 February this year, Australian federal police (AFP) and Victoria police executed search warrants in NSW and Victoria that led to the arrest of two US nationals and two Australians in and around Melbourne, while two men were arrested in their south-western Sydney homes. The drug raids related… Read more »

Catfishing Isn’t Illegal, But It Can Be a Way to Facilitate Serious Criminal Offences

Catfishing

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Melbourne northern suburbs woman Lydia Abdelmalek was found guilty in Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court in mid-April on multiple crime’s relating to her online harassment of six people. Arrested after her home was raided in April 2016, the 29-year-old is to be sentenced in June. Abdelmalek weaved a complicated online deceit,… Read more »

Remembering Sydney’s Bunny Killer: The Crime of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals

White rabbits

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The Rocks police began surveilling a Sydney finance company director in August 2005, after officers received a tip-off from a local pet store owner, who’d noticed marks on the man’s face “consistent with rabbit scratches”, as he was purchasing one using his company credit card. At the time, police… Read more »