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Adam Cooper Man convicted of incest sentenced under new regime could spend only four years in jail despite maximum term being 25 years.
Adam Cooper and Mark Russell The former Australian head of a worldwide Catholic order has been found guilty of brutally sexually and physically assaulting young boys at Victorian schools more than years ago, it can now...
Adam Cooper A sexual predator who abused boys he befriended more than 30 years ago and devastated the lives of some of his victims has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.
Adam Cooper A drink-driver whose crash left a lifelong friend seriously injured has been spared jail, partly because of post-traumatic stress he suffered after witnessing a violent death two years...
Adam Cooper A policeman who chose not to send a patrol unit to the home of a woman who was killed by her ex-partner has conceded he should have acted on his suspicion of a family-violence matter.
Adam Cooper A lawyer for suspected Melbourne Mafia boss Antonio Madafferi has lodged court documents seeking access to the confidential sources of The Age journalists.
Adam Cooper A cross-dressing man who robbed a McDonald's restaurant with what turned out to be a make-up canister will spend a year in prison.
Mark Russell and Adam Cooper A plasterer has pleaded guilty to murdering a couple in their Moonee Ponds home over a dispute involving an alleged unpaid debt.
Adam Cooper Victoria's legal services watchdog has dropped charges against former state government adviser Tristan Weston, who was accused of impersonating a lawyer.
Adam Cooper and Michael Bachelard A prominent lawyer has called for police to apologise to a Melbourne teenager who spent four months in prison before having a terror charge dropped due to a lack of evidence.
Adam Cooper and Michael Bachelard A major terror charge against a Melbourne teenager accused of plotting an Anzac Day attack has been dropped in court.
Adam Cooper A cross-dressing man robbed a McDonald's restaurant using a make-up canister he claimed was an explosive device, a court has been told.
Adam Cooper Maggie Kirkpatrick, a star of the Australian drama Prisoner, has been found guilty of sexually abusing a teenage girl more than 30 years ago.
Adam Cooper Australian TV star Maggie Kirkpatrick has been described in court as a caring, loving woman who respected children, as the Prisoner star fights child sex charges.
Adam Cooper Three deaf people to stand trial on murder over the death of a deaf man who fell from an apartment balcony are unfit to stand, their lawyers claim.
Adam Cooper A deaf trio charged with murder were seen using sign language to discuss killing a man, but were unaware a deaf woman was following their conversation, according to court documents.
Adam Cooper A man who sexually abused his stepdaughter for years and used photographs of the abuse to make child pornography has been jailed for almost a decade.
Adam Cooper, Mark Russell A Melbourne pizza shop worker has been committed to stand trial on charges of providing thousands of dollars overseas to a suspected member of a terrorist group.
Adam Cooper A deaf woman charged with murder was "shared" as a girlfriend by both the man she allegedly killed and one of her co-accused, a court has been told.
Mark Russell, Adam Cooper Former Bandidos bikie enforcer Toby Mitchell has been fined $1000 for attacking a man - who had been stalking him on his Instagram page - outside a South Melbourne cafe.