67 charges including producing child pornography, sexual penetration of a child under 16 and grooming children using a carriage service
12 years jail with a nonparole period of 10 years
22 years jail with a nonparole period of 18 years.
DIFFERENCE +10 YEARS
Over a nine-year period, well-known BMX rider Fabien Meharry abused 22 girls between the ages of 11 and 17 after befriending them on social media. The online predator would then ask to send him sexual photos of themselves and blackmail into performing degrading sexual acts on themselves online while secretly recording it.
COURT OF APPEAL
“There are many disturbing and some uniquely horrifying features of the respondent’s offending which elevated its seriousness. There was a callous disregard for the dignity and wellbeing of his victims. General deterrence was also important because the ease with which offences of this kind are committed using the internet made it imperative that those who might be inclined to act in this way should be made aware that, if detected, they will face very lengthy terms of imprisonment.”