The bad boss about child welfare, 78, who raped children in a dungeon in his young women's institution, will spend the rest of his life behind bars
- Frank Valentine, 78, was convicted for the rest of his life in prison on Friday
- His sentence was greeted with applause and tears from those in the courtroom
- The judge ordered him to a maximum of 22 years and 13 years of non-parole in prison
- The judge said that Valentine treated his victims with contempt and sexual corruption
The former boss of an institution for young women who raped and abused girls and boys in the 1970s spends the rest of his natural life behind bars.
In Campbelltown District Court on Friday, Frank Valentine, 78, was sentenced to 22 years behind bars, with a non-parole period of 13 years for 21 historical crimes.
Valentine's & # 39; s reign of terror began in 1971, less than a month after arriving at an institution in West Sydney.
Judge Nicole Norman said he treated his young victims with contempt and sexual corruption.
In the Campbelltown court on Friday, Frank Valentine, 78, was sentenced to 85 years and three months for 21 historical crimes, including rape and buggery at young women's institutions in NSW in the 1970s
He was found guilty of the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old who was pregnant and repeatedly raped another girl in the infamous dungeon of the institution, where he kept her for three days.
When another victim asked why he sexually abused her, Valentine said you are a whore like everyone else here.
The mother of a 25-year-old man who hung himself in 1988 – two days before he had to testify against Valentine – saw the tears fade away when the man was sentenced.
The man was 15 when he was sexually assaulted by Valentine, but the charge was dropped after his suicide.
In 1973, the then Public Service Board was concerned about whether Valentine should continue to hold a higher position in the department.
Although they know what the allegations of sexual abuse are, the authorities have instead walked Valentine for more than 20 years at various NSW institutions.
Outside the court, his mother saw that he cherished Steve Sibraa , who is also one of Valentine's victims.
For over 20 years, the Valentine government has moved to various NSW institutions, despite the fact that they knew about the allegations of sexual abuse
Valentine is said to have raped Mr. Sibraa when he was 11 years old in Wagga Wagga, but he was acquitted of the charges in 1987.
The court has suppressed the name of the institution in West Sydney, where some of his heinous crimes took place between 1971 and 1973, when Valentine was deputy inspector.
More than 20 women who went to the institution as girls were also present at the conviction of Valentine on Friday to support the six victims who had provided the evidence.
& # 39; We now have a voice, no more silence & # 39 ;, one of his victims said in her victim statement.
Valentine did not plead guilty, while Judge Norman pointed out that he had shown no remorse.
In 1996, the Child Protection Agency started an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against the grandfather, but no action was taken.
The Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse of Children began investigating the Western institution in Sydney in 2014 after several women claimed to have been abused while living in the institution.
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