Dan Oakes

Dan Oakes

Bayley should have been in jail

Dan Oakes Adrian Ernest Bayley was able to rape and murder Jill Meagher despite having breached his parole period imposed for a series of horrific rapes committed 12 years earlier.

Sex predators stage late-night escape

Corella Place escapees. David Gregory Byrnes, left and Sean Andrew Carmody-Cole.

Nino Bucci and Dan Oakes Two of the state's worst sex fiends have escaped from a corrections facility in Ararat.

'Vampire' murder hunt ends in Perth factory

Shane Chartres-Abbott

John Silvester and Dan Oakes Police have arrested a man over the killing of ‘vampire’ prostitute Shane Chartres-Abbott, after he spent six years on the run.

Bikie's son-in-law charged over false prescription

Dan Oakes The son-in-law of senior Hells Angels Peter "Skitzo" Hewat has been charged with perverting the course of justice after allegedly convincing a suburban doctor to write a false prescription for...

Outlaw bikie gang's neighbours refused insurance

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Nick Toscano, Dan Oakes and Nino Bucci The owners of factories surrounding an outlaw motorcycle gang's Dandenong clubhouse are being refused insurance cover after the property was fire-bombed and shot up in separate incidents.

Man convicted of same rape twice

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Dan Oakes Retrial was ordered after member of a judge's staff allegedly interfered with a jury.

Police search creek bed in Bung investigation

Siriyakorn 'Bung' Siriboon

Dan Oakes Police are searching a creek bed in Boronia as part of the investigation into the disappearance of schoolgirl Siriyakorn "Bung" Siriboon.

Adrian Franze jailed for 17 years over drug importation

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Dan Oakes A Melbourne property developer and bar owner who attempted to possess 14 kilograms of cocaine and 133 kilograms of methamphetamine with a street value of $14 million has been sentenced to 17 years in...

Sweeping changes to tighten state's parole system

An undated handout photo received on September 24, 2012, shows Jill Meagher who works for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  Australian homicide detectives took over an investigation into the disappearance of a young Irish woman in Melbourne on after her handbag was found in a nearby street.  Meagher was last seen at about 1:30am on September 23 morning when she left friends at a bar to walk the short distance home in Brunswick, the inner-city Melbourne suburb in which she lived.

Dan Oakes, Josh Gordon, Richard Willingham The state government will introduce a radically tougher parole system in response to a series of high-profile murders committed by violent offenders on parole, following a thorough review of the...

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Back from Rome, priest on child-sex charges

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Dan Oakes A Catholic priest has been charged with child-sex offences stretching back almost 40 years after police negotiated the man's return from Rome with the Catholic Church.

It all comes out in the wash on Facebook

November 4, 2012, Northcote.

Dan Oakes Caught on camera in the dead of night, with an item of washing draped over his head, the man managed to look both menacing and ridiculous.

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Police nab bikies in dramatic arrest

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Dan Oakes Police arrest Bandidos sergeant-at-arms Toby Mitchell in a dramatic interception on a South Melbourne street on Wednesday afternoon.

Local child porn case leads to US rescue

Craig Stanley and Rebecca Michels

Dan Oakes It was a story that gripped Victorians for weeks: a young couple left a note for family and friends saying they were heading to central Victoria to pan for gold, loaded their gear into a rental car...

Daughter killed, mother sacked

Jenny Doyle

Dan Oakes Jenny Doyle was sitting at her dying daughter's bedside when she found out she'd lost her job.

Tramps motorcycle club 'puppets' of Hells Angels: police

Tramps motorcycle gathering.

Dan Oakes A small bikie club in Victoria's north-east whose members were stripped of their firearm licences is a ''puppet'' of the Hells Angels and operates only with the notorious international club's...

Police arrest 'brothel syndicate' members in raids across city

Brothel raids in Melbourne.

Dan Oakes Members of a syndicate alleged to be illegally managing more than 100 sex workers at brothels across Melbourne have been arrested in raids by federal and Victorian police.

Time has not softened the blow for murdered woman's daughter

Jenny Rose Ng

Dan Oakes Thirty years ago today, two schoolgirls walked through Richmond towards one of the suburb's towering housing commission flats.

Police pay cash to 'bash' victims

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Dan Oakes Victoria Police has made secret payouts totalling tens of thousands of dollars to immigrant youths who have accused officers of physical brutality and racism.

Bar-loving, missing Lea safe and well

Lea Matthews.

Dan Oakes An intellectually disabled Sunbury woman who vanished 11 days ago after leaving work at a city fast-food restaurant has been spotted in a city pub.

Missing Sunbury woman found safe

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Dan Oakes, Jane Holroyd and Dan Oakes An intellectually disabled woman who vanished more than a week ago has turned up safe.