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Adam Cooper A 93-year-old man has been jailed for molesting four boys in his care more than four decades ago.
No jail time for man whose five-year-old son died after cutting his foot on an open can in squalid home
Adam Cooper The father whose five-year-old son died after falling ill in their squalid house has been spared being sent to prison.
Adam Cooper A young man granted bail while on drug charges so he could visit South America to attend the soccer World Cup has been fined for his offences and will avoid a jail term.
Adam Cooper A barrister representing Craig Thomson has told a judge the former federal MP lied about using union money to pay for sex because he was "under attack for moral turpitude" at the time.
Adam Cooper Craig Thomson has been warned by a judge she has the power to increase the sentence imposed on the former federal MP if she rules against him in his appeal against a jail term.
Adam Cooper An overweight man charged with murdering his father could be vulnerable in custody because of his appearance, a court has been told.
Adam Cooper A council bylaws officer posed as a policeman to an escort worker in a bid to procure sexual services, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper A 42 year old has appeared in court over the death of pastry chef Renea Lau in June.
Adam Cooper A crooked policeman was addicted to the drug ice when he and two colleagues pocketed $3000 from a man in possession of heroin in exchange for letting him go, a court has heard.
Adam Cooper An elderly man has been jailed for a minimum 6½ years for the prolonged sexual abuse of his two daughters more than 30 years ago.
Adam Cooper Former St Kilda football star Stephen Milne has avoided a conviction for indecently assaulting a woman more than 10 years ago.
Adam Cooper An arrangement to burn down a historic homestead so that a 69-year-old man and his partner could claim insurance on it was described as cunning by a judge.
Adam Cooper Construction giant Grocon faces a maximum fine of $305,000 – a penalty one critic has slammed as "a slap on the wrist" – for pleading guilty to a criminal charge of failing to keep a...
Elderly truck driver Melville John Bollen pleads guilty to culpable driving causing death after fatal crash that derailed a train
Mark Russell, Adam Cooper An elderly truck driver has pleaded guilty to culpable driving causing death after he crashed through lowered boom gates and hit a train, killing one passenger and injuring many others.
Adam Cooper Construction giant Grocon has formally pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to keep a safe workplace following a wall collapse that killed three people.
Adam Cooper Grocon has indicated a willingness to plead guilty to a charge of failing to keep a safe workplace at its CUB building site in Carlton.
Adam Cooper Building giant Grocon is expected to plead guilty over the Swanston Street wall collapse that killed three people.
Adam Cooper and Cameron Houston A man believed to be the boyfriend of Roberta Williams' daughter has faced a Melbourne court, charged with attempted murder.
Adam Cooper Mustafa Kunduraci will appear for a directions hearing at the Supreme Court on Monday.
Adam Cooper A month after playing in South Sydney's drought-breaking grand final win, rising NRL star Kirisome Auva'a has been spared a conviction for attacking his ex-girlfriend in a jealous rage.