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Director of Public Prosecutions appeals Victoria's first baseline sentence

Adam Cooper Man convicted of incest sentenced under new regime could spend only four years in jail despite maximum term being 25 years.

Paedophile priest found guilty of sex, physical assaults at Salesian College

Julian Fox outside the Magistrates Court in 2013.

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...

Sexual predator jailed for crimes against boys he befriended more than 30 years ago

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.

Drink-driving Irishman spared jail but faces deportation

County Court

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...

Kelly Thompson inquest: Policeman failed to act on family violence hunch

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.

Suspected Melbourne Mafia boss seeks access to journalists' sources

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.

Cross-dressing armed robber jailed for a year

Leon Evangelistis outisde the County Court.

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.

Plasterer pleads guilty to stabbing couple to death in their Moonee Ponds home

Gregory Tucker and Korinne Aylward.

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.

Legal services watchdog drops charges against former government adviser Tristan Weston

Adam Cooper Victoria's legal services watchdog has dropped charges against former state government adviser Tristan Weston, who was accused of impersonating a lawyer.

'Terrible injustice': Lawyer calls for apology for teen terror accused Harun Causevic

The Age, News,photo Justin McManus.25/08/2015. Magistrates Court. Harun Causevic (with father Vehid Causevic) leave court after having terror charges dropped by prosecuters.

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.

Anzac Day terror charge against Melbourne teen Harun Causevic dropped

The scene of one of the terror raids in April related to the alleged Anzac Day plot.

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.

Cross-dressing man pleads guilty to McDonald's restaurant hold-up

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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.

Maggie Kirkpatrick, Prisoner star 'The Freak', found guilty of child sex abuse

Maggie Kirkpatrick of TV show Prisoner fame,  leaving the Melbourne Magistrates Court. She's up on child sex charges. PHOTO: PENNY STEPHENS. the Age. 19th August 2015

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.

Child-sex accused Prisoner's Maggie Kirkpatrick 'loving, caring, generous'

Maggie Kirkpatrick outside court on Wednesday.

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.

Deaf trio committed to stand trial for murder of deaf man who fell to his death

Robbie Wright hit his head on a guard rail and died from his injuries three days later.

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.

Woman 'eavesdropped' on deaf trio's plot to murder

Melbourne Magistrates Court

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.

Man who abused stepdaughter sentenced to decade in prison

County Court

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.

Melbourne man Hassan El Sabsabi to be tried over money sent to terror groups

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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.

Murder accused was 'shared' girlfriend of victim and co-accused

Robbie Wright hit his head on a guard rail and died from his injuries three days later.

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.

Former Bandidos enforcer Toby Mitchell fined $1000 for attacking a man

Toby Mitchell has been fined $1000 after pleading guilty to one count of recklessly causing injury.

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.