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In April and May last year he sexually abused seven girls aged between 13 and 16, who all went to a secondary college in the Ballarat region.
Judge Howie summarised Macfies offending, telling the court he had preyed upon needy and vulnerable girls, and used a fictitious and bizarre story about becoming members of a secret mafia to trick them into performing sexual acts with him.
The website’s users were worldwide, and there are 79 countries where homosexuality is illegal.
In Afghanistan, Iran, Mauritania, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the punishment is death.
He said Macfie had bribed the girls with promises of money and gifts including i Phones, cigarettes, fake identification, drugs and alcohol.
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.
One man shouting rot in hell you arsehole as Macfie was escorted out of the courtroom.
- 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.
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