HIV-POSITIVE Victorian former pig farmer repeatedly phoned a woman in Thailand to get sex with her two-year-old grandson, a court was told.
Kangaroo Flat man John Howard Hawke, who is due to turn 70 next month, was intercepted by the police in 2016 to speak of “extremely depraved sexual activity” with the boy during his next trip abroad.
According to phone intercepts, Hawke said the woman with the whip son, saying that “like to see the youth of the evil”.
The County Court of Victoria, said Friday that He had sold his West Australian piggery in 2006 for over a million dollars, the funding of his retirement.
He has travelled through South-East Asia, becoming “involved in the highly sexualised environment” of Thailand.
But when it was raided in March 2017, in what was “basically a boarding house” in Victoria, only had $6500 in cash, $13,000 in credit card debt and not registered the car in his name.
Prosecutor Krista Breckweg said during the phone calls, the child is “depleted” grandmother had shown reluctance, saying that the child was too young for penetration.
But Hawke denied he planned to have sex with the child, claiming the phone calls were “fantasy” or as “phone sex”, and that he was just “a bit of a pervert”. Ms Breckweg argued that the behavior was not “a fantasy”.
“We talk a lot about depraved sexual activity,” he said. “Speak, and the child is held down by her mother and grandmother. “This behavior was premeditated. He wanted to go abroad with the intention to procure children.”
Hawke also made a violent video of the woman 16-year-old daughter — the child the mother the year previous, in which he was whipped while she screams, wearing a dog collar and with his wrists tied together.
Ms Breckweg said Hawke was found with 32 child porn images and seven videos, when it was raided, was also charged with the transmission of 13 extreme child porn images.
He was also charged with sexual abuse of an intellectually impaired woman in Australia.
Defense attorney Robert Timms said Hawke had contracted HIV, but do not transmit the virus until she was on her medication.
He urged the Judge Trevor Wraight does not impose a “crushing sentence” to Hawke, who would then be released from the prison of an old pensioner with a large credit card debt.
Hawke, who has already spent a year in jail, pleaded guilty to several charges and will probably be sentenced to a term of imprisonment by the Court Wraight Thursday.