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    Church youth leader raped and set alight 14 year old girl

    A MELBOURNE youth Church leader who raped a 14-year-old girl, poured petrol on her and set her alight has been jailed for 21 years.

    Michael Tuano Hermogenes, 25, plied the girl with alcohol before choking her with one of her stockings, raping her, taking photos of her while she was naked and unconscious, then setting her and her house alight to hide his crimes.
    She suffered permanent injuries including burns to half her body, amputation of her right toes and spent almost a year in hospital.
    Hermogenes pleaded guilty to charges including arson, attempted murder and rape over the attack at the girl's home in Melbourne's west in May 2010.
    He must serve 16 years before he is eligible for parole.
    Hermogenes sat in the dock with his head bowed, hands clasped in a praying position.
    He showed little other reaction as the sentence was handed down.
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    Justice Paul Coghlan said Hermogenes' crimes involved a breach of trust and was satisfied he took alcohol to the girl's home so he could take sexual advantage of her.





    The judge described his photographing of his victim as "bizarre and disgusting".
    Justice Coghlan said the girl spent almost all of the 15th year of her life in hospital as a result of her horrific injuries.
    "She will suffer from them for the rest of her life ... and will need daily care," he said.
    The judge accepted Hermogenes was remorseful, but was guarded about his rehabilitation prospects.
    He said a "very stern" sentence was necessary to deter others from similar crimes.
    The sentence takes into account more than a year Hermogenes has served in pre-sentence custody.


    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/church-leader-rapist-michael-tuano-hermogenes-25-jailed-for-21-years/story-e6frfkvr-1226084053536#ixzz1Qd2env23

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    he got off easy,

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    I'm not an advocate of capital punishment but for pricks like this slowly pulling out his finger nails would be too good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongarm
    He must serve 16 years before he is eligible for parole.
    Was the judge his dad or somet..?

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    Only 21 years for what he did?

    Another religious nutter repenting his sins?

    Should have been castrated and given life at the very least!

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    eye for an eye..get him pissed than set fire to the prick..suffer for the rest of his life if he lives

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Was the judge his dad or somet..?
    Nah...he could be a member of his church though?

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    Nah, I don't support capital punishment, but the 21 years is too short. Should be life sentence, at least.

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    Doesn't particularly sound like this guy was remorseful unless one includes his feelings for himself over the matter.

    He first told police that he woke up naked with the girl and couldn't remember what had happened Then he set about burning her and the house (I don't suppose that he can recall that event either) .

    Later, he changed his story that he was possessed by demons ( As he had consumed an amount of alcohol this would appear to be a more valid reason - come on, we've all been there
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    A rapist, burglar, attempted murderer, arsonist.

    Well, i'm sure the fact that he was a church leader and therefore an upstanding member of the community permitted the judge to apportion his sentence accordingly.

    Bernard Madoff at 73 years old is serving 150 years jailtime for investment fraud and this guy, for all his murderous sins could be back on the streets in his early 40's
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    Sentence of 21 years is a joke. Should be life at least.

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    StrontiumDog be careful posting that picture, I think it might not be him. The image seems to link to this guy's myspace account

    Michael Tuano (Michael) on Myspace

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    This creep belongs burning alive while gagging on his own penis that has been cut off and jammed down his throat. If some creep like this did this to my daughter that's exactly what he would be doing.

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    ^^ ? I didn't post it.

    As regards this horrific case. The guy sounds like a classic psychopath. Should be in prison until he dies or until he is too old to be a threat to anyone again. He will still be relatively young when he is freed and still a danger to society.
    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar

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    ^ ^ ^
    Looks similar



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    I think that when he go to jail, he will become some wons bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordechai
    StrontiumDog be careful posting that picture, I think it might not be him

    My apologies Mordechai, i posted the pic and indeed may have got the wrong guy although similar in appearance to this alleged photo of Hermogenes recorded by www.couriermail.com.au



    I have thus edited my previous post

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    A horrible crime....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    I think that when he go to jail, he will become some wons bitch.
    Indeed. I am hopeful that he will get to experience at least some of what he inflicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney
    Nah, I don't support capital punishment, but the 21 years is too short.
    Should be capital in cases like this when there's absolutely no doubt!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney
    Should be life sentence, at least.
    It should be like the USA system "life without parole means life" in the UK life can result in less than eleven years being served and several of the model inmates who have been released early have gone on to murder again. Somehow nobody ever appears to take responsibilty for this in the UK, maybe OZ land is very similar go the UK?

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    Sometimes you have to say the Chinese, the Saudis and Iranians do get it right.

    This fucker should be drugged and beheaded.

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    The priest had better take a flask and sandwiches into confessional, he might be there a while.

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    good thing it wasn't my daughter I would commit a crime to be in the same jail as him.

    Skin him alive, roll him in salt and rinse him off with lemon juice

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    Quote Originally Posted by captinbri View Post
    Skin him alive, roll him in salt and rinse him off with lemon juice....
    ......and saute lightly in Olive oil and serve on a bed of pasta.

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    As has been said often, how bad does the crime have to be before you get the maximum sentence.From memory Agg burglary carry's 25 years alone. Jim

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