Registered sex offender Raymond Dean jailed for assaulting 12-year-old girl
A registered sex offender, who indecently assaulted a 12-year-old girl and failed
to comply with the Sex Offenders Register, has been jailed for 18 months.
Raymond Dean was ordered to serve nine months before being eligible for parole but
was later released after lodging an appeal against his sentence.
Dean, 50, of Long Gully, Bendigo, pleaded guilty in Geelong Magistrates’ Court
yesterday to charges of indecently assaulting a child under 16 and failing to
comply with the Sex Offenders Register.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Glenn Abbott said that in 2012 Dean was temporarily
staying at the victim’s home.
“The victim was asleep in her bedroom one evening when she woke to find Dean
squeezing her breasts,” he said. “The victim told him to get out and he left.
Sgt Abbott said that, later the same night, the girl woke to find Dean had
returned to her room and was kissing her on the lips.
“Again she told him to get out,” the prosecutor said. “On another occasion
the victim went to sleep on the couch in the lounge room and woke to find
Dean’s hand up her top, rubbing her back.”
The prosecutor said the victim told her mother, who came into the room and
sat with them for a while before going back to bed.
“The victim said she felt sickened by Dean’s behaviour,” he said.
Sgt Abbott said Dean, who has been on the Sex Offenders Register since 2010,
failed to disclose to police, that he was living in a house where children
were present and that he had purchased another car.
Chris Terry, for Dean, said his client had priors for indecent assault and
failing to comply with the Sex Offenders Register.
Mr Terry said Dean was a chronic alcoholic, that all the adults in the house
at that time were heavy drinkers and he had little memory of events.
Magistrate Ian von Einem convicted Dean on both counts and sentenced him to
18 months in jail with a non-parole period of nine months.