Brisbane, Australia- An Australian teacher who eliminated his other half so he could begin a brand-new life with a teen trainee has been sentenced to an extra year in prison for a crime committed when the girl was 16 years of age.
Chris Dawson, 75, rested with his head in his hands as he waited for the sentence on Friday from an area inside Long Bay Correctional Complicated, south of Sydney, where he is currently serving a 24-year sentence for eliminating his wife, Lynnette.
Lynette’s loss in the very early 1980s turned into one of Australia’s most intriguing secrets, dumbfounding authorities for years as well as motivating a podcast that explored the location of the mom, whose body has never been located.
On Friday, Court Sarah Huggett sentenced Dawson to 3 years behind bars on one fee of “carnal knowledge upon a girl above the age of 10 and also under the age of 17” for a sex act committed in 1980.
The sentence comes with a non-parole period of 2 years, so the net impact will certainly be an added year behind bars for Dawson before he’ll be qualified for parole in August 2041, Huggett stated.
At the time of the crime, Dawson was an instructor around 32 years of age, who took energetic steps to become the lady’s teacher by singling her out and also informing her she was stunning, the court heard.
Huggett stated Dawson did not use harmful words or carry out “to safeguard the target’s approval as well as silence” but there was a “level of manipulation and exploitation.”
Dawson understood the girl was having difficulty at home and told the victim “what he was doing was efficiently something the victim needed and/or that it would be valuable,” she stated.
“The infraction was committed on a Friday or Saturday evening when the wrongdoer took the victim to his moms and dad’s residence … He told her his moms and dad were away at their holiday house, it was nighttime and no one was at the residence,” Huggett said.
The court heard that Dawson and the girl participated in an authorized sexual partnership for years after she turned 17 and also later on Wed and had a youngster.
Their relationship continued regardless of extreme supposition about the whereabouts of Dawson’s other half Lynette, who Dawson had declared walked out on their family when their children were just two and four years old.
No trace of Lynette Dawson has ever before been located despite multiple authorities examinations as well as searches, which included excavating up the backyard of the couple’s previous home on Sydney’s north coastlines in 2018.
Dawson has continued to preserve his innocence, also after being found guilty in 2022 of murdering Lynette sometime around 1982.
During the judge-only test, several witnesses declared to have seen Lynette Dawson in the years after, however, Judge Ian Harrison dismissed those as incorrect or mistaken.
Harrison stated that while the decision needed support by direct proof, he was pleased by the Crown’s entry that Dawson had ended up being obsessed with his student, to the level that he saw nothing else meant to be with her than to kill his other half.