A SEX fiend who filmed himself raping a young girl for years was yesterday sentenced to a total of 955 years in jail.

Salesman Timothy Stewart was handed one of the longest sentences imposed for sex offences in the country as Judge Paul Conlon said the 45-year-old's actions were "simply incomprehensible".

Known as "Judge Dread", Judge Conlon sentenced Stewart on 125 individual charges spanning five years against the girl aged between 12-16, two counts of sexually assaulting her sister and four counts of drugging their mum.

The court heard Stewart’s abuse of the girl had been a vile and an abhorrent breach of trust.
The court heard Stewart’s abuse of the girl had been a vile and an abhorrent breach of trust.

When added together they total 955 years and one month - although he was given an aggregate maximum term of 32 years with a non-parole term of 24 years.

The victims' mum and family gasped in court and then hugged each other and cried at the hefty sentence.

The mother of the two victims said outside court yesterday that they "didn't have any doubts" Judge ­Conlon would dish out the right kind of justice.

"I knew we could rely on him to deliver a proper sentence," she said.

Judge Conlon jailed Stewart after he took into account that Stewart had a donor kidney, suffered from ­depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and was worried for his health and safety in jail.

He also lifted the suppression order on Stewart's name.

Timothy James Stewart told the court he feared retribution in prison. Picture: Supplied
Timothy James Stewart told the court he feared retribution in prison. Picture: Supplied

Judge Conlon said Stewart's abuse of the girl had been vile and an ­abhorrent breach of trust.

Stewart had groomed her by drugging her food and videoing and photographing the assaults while she was unconscious.

Then he continued to do so while she was awake while secretly drugging her mother to stop the abuse being discovered.

The court heard Stewart's abuse of the girl had been a vile and an abhorrent breach of trust.

Stewart has been jailed for 32 years.
Stewart has been jailed for 32 years.


The girl revealed her abuse when she realised Stewart was starting to do the same to her younger sister.

"His grooming of (the girl) was total, complete and overwhelming," Judge Conlon said.

As the rapes continued, the girl told the court that his behaviour became normal and routine but "that didn't mean I wanted it to happen".

Judge Conlon praised her courage in coming forward and giving evidence at Stewart's trial. "She was a naive young child who had no understanding of the gravity of the conduct she was engaging in while he did," Judge Conlon said.

The longest sentence for child sex abuse is believed to be a maximum term of 48 years and minimum of 36 handed down in NSW last year.

News Corp Australia


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