A former Domino’s supervisor will spend up to five years behind bars after he sexually abused a 16-year-old girl and wired her $200 in exchange.
Lachlan Craig Beelitz, 23, was sentenced in the Adelaide District Court on Monday after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse and procuring a child for sexual activity.
The court heard Beelitz, from Mount Gambier in South Australia, used Snapchat to communicate with his victim and asked the teenager to send him explicit photos.
Beelitz then took the teen to a parking lot to perform a sex act on him.
The court heard the pair met on at least two further occasions in which Beelitz made the girl perform sexual acts on him.
Lachlan Craig Beelitz (pictured) was found guilty of unlawful sexual intercourse and procuring a child for sexual activity.
In exchange, he would give the young woman cash and cigarettes.
On another occasion, Beelitz picked up the victim and they had sex.
“During that relationship you gave your victim your phone so that she could take partially naked photos of herself,” said Judge Michael Durrant, the Adelaide Advertiser reported.
“Later that morning you took her home and transferred $200 to her in exchange for the sex and photos.”
The court heard Beelitz had been a supervisor at Domino’s for three years before changing careers to become a tree logger.
Domino’s Australia shared a statement in a social media post about Beelitz’s case saying it has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment, abuse or discrimination.
“As soon as we became aware of these allegations, the individual was terminated,” he said.
‘This store now has a new owner.
“We pride ourselves on being a safe and supportive place to work for thousands of team members across Australia, and we will continue to make it very clear that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.”
While the court heard that Beelitz did not meet the diagnostic criteria for pedophilia, his offending was found to be caused by poor perception and poor impulse control to control his sexual urges.
The court heard Beelitz was a supervisor at Domino’s for three years before changing careers to become a tree logger.
“Children are among the most vulnerable members of our society; the courts must protect them, especially girls, from their own immaturity and naivety,” Judge Durrant said.
“I must discourage you and others from taking advantage of children for sexual gratification and causing lifelong harm.”
Beelitz was sentenced to five years and four months in prison, with a non-parole period of two years and eight months.
His sentence was retroactive to February 12.