Adam Cooper

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Armando Perri, brains behind failed Werribee South hold-up, jailed

Adam Cooper Would-be robbers fled after potential victim pretended to faint at gunman's feet.

Jailing man who sexually abused his daughter, judge says court has 'special duty to protect children'

Melbourne County Court

Adam Cooper Jailing a man who abused one of his daughters more than 35 years ago, a County Court judge said courts had a special duty to protect children.

Man in court over stabbing, bag snatch at Preston market

Adam Cooper, Marissa Calligeros A man charged with stabbing a man in Melbourne's north has appeared before court and been remanded in custody.

Prosecutor appeals Alfio Granata sentence in Preston hotel room sex-slave case

Police have charged a Canning Vale man over an alleged rape back in 2007

Adam Cooper and Mark Russell Prosecutors appeal against the jail term given to a man who repeatedly raped, bashed and degraded a backpacker over six weeks in a Melbourne hotel room.

The bandit who robbed service stations with a fake gun is jailed for three years

Adam Cooper Staff of the premises hit by fake gun-toting Walter Mariani felt terrorised, unsafe at work and untrusting, a court heard.

Teenage gunman jailed after targeting truckie with sawn-off shotgun

Adam Cooper A teenage gunman who blasted a shotgun across a busy highway in pursuit of a truckie has been jailed for four years and three months.

'I miss you and love you Mum': Son's moving tribute as man fronts court over ex-wife's murder

Teresa Mancuso was found dead in the backyard of her Reservoir home.

Adam Cooper, Tammy Mills and Cameron Houston The ex-husband of Teresa Mancuso, allegedly stabbed to death almost two years ago in Melbourne's north, has faced court charged with her murder.

Man who abused daughter, niece avoids jail

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Adam Cooper A man who sexually assaulted his daughter and a niece, and who strapped another daughter for wagging school - in a series of offending spanning 20 years - has walked free from court on...

Four children effectively orphaned when their dad murdered their mother, court told

 Suzi Oghia was found dead in her Noble Park home.

Adam Cooper Friends of a woman murdered in her home by her estranged husband have told a court of their heartbreak at seeing four children effectively orphaned by the loss of their parents.

Finnish pilot walks despite jail term for handling $900,000

Lauri Metsaranta has already spent 160 days in custody since his arrest last year.

Adam Cooper A Finnish pilot who helped his wife and an associate carry almost $900,000 in dirty money out of a Melbourne hotel can leave Australia immediately despite a judge imposing a jail term.

Teacher who used pen camera to film up skirts and dresses of students jailed

A man jailed for using a pen camera to film under the skirts and dresses of students spent only two hours in custody before he was freed on appeal.

Adam Cooper A teacher who used a pen camera to film up the skirts and dresses of his students over a two-year period has been jailed.

Tristan Weston in legal fight with Victoria Police over fake lawyer claims

Adam Cooper and Dave Carter Victoria Police has staved off potential contempt of court proceedings raised by a lawyer for one of the key figures involved in the campaign against former top cop Simon Overland.

Masa murder accused to be assessed on fitness to enter a plea, court told

Adam Cooper A medical assessment on the man charged with murdering schoolgirl Masa Vukotic will help determine whether he is fit to enter a plea, a court has been told.

Police prosecutor in court for allegedly withdrawing charge against driver he knew

Melbourne Magistrates' Court.

Adam Cooper A police prosecutor has fronted court charged with perverting the course of justice, after he allegedly assisted a motorist he knew by altering the case against the driver.

Man who raped schoolgirl at knife-point jailed for eight years

Anthony Richard Francis has lodged a Supreme Court appeal in a bid to be reinstated to Queensland Police.

Adam Cooper A rapist who had planned to attack one of the schoolgirls he watched passing his home has been jailed for eight and a half years for a crime a judge described as the stuff of horror movies.

Pair plead guilty over home invasion where man had 'boiling water poured over him'

Adam Cooper and Steve Butcher Two men with alleged links to the Comancheros motorcycle gang have pleaded guilty to their roles in a home invasion in which police say a man had boiling water poured over him.

Finnish pilot pleads guilty to helping transport $900,000 in money laundering scheme

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Adam Cooper A Finnish pilot has pleaded guilty to helping his wife and an associate carry almost $900,000 in dirty money out of a Melbourne hotel and into a taxi.

Metro driver in court over death of teenager

Train driver Russell Dickson has appeared briefly in court over the death of Mitchell Callaghan at Heyington Station last year.

Mark Russell, Adam Cooper A Metro driver charged over the death of a teenager who fell from a train platform has appeared briefly in court.

Rapist filmed schoolgirls for weeks before bloody sex attack in Ringwood

Accused rapist filmed schoolgirls before sex attack, court hears

Adam Cooper A man who raped a schoolgirl at knifepoint in broad daylight had been filming other girls who walked past his home in the weeks before the attack, a court has been told.

Ute driver committed to stand trial over deadly Dromana crash


Adam Cooper The driver of a ute allegedly pursuing a car moments before a crash claimed the lives of two men has been committed to stand trial on charges of culpable driving causing death.