Pedophile Brien William Peckover will serve another eight months in jail after abusing children at Daruk Training School in Penrith, west of Sydney.
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A pedophile who assaulted multiple children will only spend another eight months in jail after pleading guilty to two more counts of indecent assault.
Facing the New South Wales District Court, 72-year-old Brien William Peckover saw his jail sentence extended by just eight months from March to November 10, 2024.
He assaulted the teenager while he was volunteering at the now-defunct government-run Daruk Training School, located in Penrith, between 1982 and 1984.
Convicted pedophile Brien William Peckover (right) will only spend another eight months in prison despite pleading guilty to two counts of assaulting a teenager between 1982 and 1984.
Outside the New South Wales District Court (pictured) on Thursday, Judge Nicole Noman said she “doubted” that Peckover had cured himself of his attraction to children.
Peckover had been jailed for at least six years in 2020 for sexually abusing three boys in his care at the home for ‘uncontrollable’ children in the 1970s and 1980s.
“Those other victims were also exploited based on their location in the children’s home,” Judge Nicole Noman said during Peckover’s sentencing.
The court heard that Peckover was an admitted pedophile and that he claimed to have cured himself of his ‘mostly intractable’ psychosexual disorder which causes him to be attracted to children.
Justice Norman told the court that she had “doubts” of Peckover’s claim during sentencing.
Peckover was charged in February 2018 after admitting to a series of sexual assaults while speaking to an undercover police officer who was pretending to be one of the children he was abusing.
Peckover was already jailed for at least six years in 2020 for sexually abusing three other people under his care in the 1970s and 1980s while volunteering at the now-defunct government-run Daruk Training School (pictured)
The indecent assaults for which he was convicted on Thursday were filed against him in 2021, after the boy’s name was found in Peckover’s diary.
Peckover has been assaulted and injured twice in custody, is old, far from family, and served time during the onerous conditions of the covid pandemic.
The judge found special circumstances in calculating Peckover’s total sentence of two years and nine months with a non-parole period of one year and 10 months.
It was retroactive to Peckover’s arrest, when he was already in prison.
Daruk Training School was a government run training school for juvenile delinquents.