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Name: Simon Jacob Smith

Age: 31 yrs old (2011)

State: VIC- West Melton

Sentence: Sentenced in the Melbourne County Court 11-3-2004 to 10 yrs jail/ 7 yrs non parole.

Offence/Other: Pleaded guilty to rape (2 counts)/ 1 count each of stalking and abduction/ 1 count of intentionally causing injury.
Abducted, raped and bashed a 60 yr old woman soon after stalking a 73 yr old woman, on the 7-12-2002. Smith hit the woman on the head wth a crowbar, dragged her to his car, drove to a secluded location and raped her.

Simon Jacob Smith

Rapist Luke Gill's photo under wraps

POLICE have refused to release the mugshot of jailed brutal rapist Luke Benjamin Gill.
Gill was jailed for 19 years on Wednesday for a shocking rape that nearly killed an innocent woman in the Little Malop St Mall in 2006.
And despite legislation being passed last year allowing Victoria Police to release mugshots, they say they cannot release Gill's image.
The legislation will not become law until June 1 and police were yesterday unwilling to make an exception and release the mugshot before that date.
"We do not release them," a police spokeswoman said.
The spokeswoman said the Geelong Advertiser would have to make a Freedom of Information request to get Gill's mugshot.
Such a request would normally take at least a month.
Previous requests by the Advertiser for mugshots under Freedom of Information have been denied.
As a result, the Advertiser has repeatedly used artist's impressions of the convicted rapist when covering his trial for his brutal rape.
The State Government introduced legislation, allowing mugshots of convicted offenders to be released, in Parliament last year after a media campaign.
Police stopped releasing mugshots to the media after convicted rapist Simon Jacob Smith complained to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal about a suburban paper publishing his mugshot.
The new legislation allows police and other law enforcement agencies to provide photographs of convicted offenders to media organisations.
Media organisations will have to apply to the Chief Commissioner for the mugshot to be released.
State Government spokesman Alex Twomey said the legislation recognised that mugshots should be released to media outlets.
Mr Twomey said the Government had held up its end of the bargain.
"To enable mugshots to be released, a change to legislation was required which the Government has done," he said.
"This will assist Victoria Police to fulfil its functions, operate as a deterrence measure, and as a means of enhancing the feeling of safety in the community."
Gill's 19-year sentence included a 14-year non-parole period.
He will be 44 when he becomes eligible for parole.
Judge Geoffrey Chettle took into account the brutality of the rape and the absence of any explanation from Gill for his behaviour when imposing the extra condition.

AAP (1-2-2008)
Daniel Fogarty

Mugshots banned after rapist complaint

VICTORIA Police has placed a moratorium on releasing mugshots of convicted criminals to the media after a jailed rapist complained it was an invasion of his privacy.
Simon Jacob Smith, 25, was jailed for 10 years in 2004 after stalking, abducting and twice raping a 60-year-old woman and injuring a 73-year-old woman.
When his mugshot was released to a suburban Melbourne newspaper after his sentencing, he complained to the Privacy Commissioner that it was an invasion of his privacy and he was humiliated by its publication.
Privacy Commissioner Paul Chadwick took Smith's complaint to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) in April, which ruled in his favour.
VCAT said police must now tell offenders their mugshot is about to be released under the Freedom of Information Act (FoI) and invite them to appeal to the tribunal to stop that release.
The ruling has sparked confusion and outrage, with police placing a moratorium on releasing any further mugshots of convicted criminals.
Acting Superintendent Bruce Thompson, of the Victoria Police Freedom of Information and Privacy Division, said the ruling did not affect the release of mugshots relating to solving crimes or finding escapees.
But he said police wanted further clarification from government as to how the amended law stood.
"Certainly communication is under way with government to clarify where we think we're at as an organisation, and I'm sure the government will take the appropriate response, perhaps assisted by the public debate that's now been raised," he told reporters.
"I think there's an openness and transparency of justice argument, in that people of Victoria might consider they're entitled to a photograph of those convicted in their courts."
Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls said police had always exercised discretion over the release of mugshots without the need to receive an FoI application and the VCAT decision did not change that.
"However, if a person or news organisation makes an application under FoI to obtain a mugshot, there are procedures that have existed for some time and need to be followed," he said.
Mr Hulls said police had not officially contacted the Government for clarification of the changes, but the Government was keen to look at any necessary measures to address their concerns.
"The publication of an offender's photo for reasons of public safety or police investigation is a long held practice and should continue," he said.
Privacy Commissioner Paul Chadwick said "habitually" releasing police mugshots to accompany media reports of sentences would upset the balance that had existed for years in relation to identifying people involved in court cases.
Mr Chadwick said mugshots released in the internet age remained available permanently and could be further misused as time passed.
The Victorian Crime Victims Support Association spokesman, Noel McNamara, said criminals forfeited their right to privacy at the time they came into their victims' lives uninvited.

AAP (10-10-2005)
Charisse Ede

Rapist jailed for 10 years

A Melbourne man who stalked a 73-year-old woman before bashing and raping a 60-year-old widow was today jailed for 10 years.
Simon Jacob Smith, 24, of outer suburban West Melton, pleaded guilty in Melbourne's County Court to two counts of rape, stalking, abduction and intentionally causing injury.
The court heard Smith left a Melton nightclub about 5am (AEDT) on Saturday, December 7, 2002 after drinking throughout the night with a group of friends.
After being driven home by a friend, Smith got in his car to drive to another friend's house about 6am.
At 6.15am he spotted a 73-year-old woman on an early morning walk with her dog, did a U-turn and followed her.
The court was told the woman was in a state of panic as Smith tailed her for more than a kilometre, verging on to the wrong side of the road to travel alongside her.
The elderly victim escaped Smith when she hid behind a tree in a park at the end of a dead-end street.
A short time later Smith spotted a 60-year-old woman delivering advertising pamphlets.
He drove past her, then turned back and got out of his car armed with a small crowbar.
Grabbing the woman from behind, Smith placed his arm around her and pressed his body against her, before pushing her to the ground and striking her on the head with the crowbar.
He then dragged the bleeding woman into his car and drove her to a secluded location.
When he stopped the car he told her he was going to have sex with her.
Despite pleas from the woman that she was a widow of 20 years who had not had sex since her husband died, Smith straddled the woman, keeping a hood of her jumper pulled over her face.
He raped the woman with a finger and his penis before dragging her from the car and drove away, leaving her lying face down in the gravel carpark, naked from the waist down and bleeding from a head wound.

AAP (March 2004)

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