Christopher Cooksley pleads guilty to child sex crimes dating back more than 40 years

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By Blake Foden
Updated July 14 2022 - 8:13am, first published 3:30am
Christopher Cooksley leaves court after pleading guilty on Thursday. Picture: Blake Foden

A sex offender ingratiated himself with the family of a boy he met at a service station before abusing the child multiple times per week over a period of about nine months.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.