The court was told Magee made full admissions to police when he was arrested and his computer seized.Mr van der Walt said his client made "extensive admissions" to police, including the "enormous amount of adult pornography" that Magee had downloaded. (the child pornography) was on the computer," he said.Judge Howie said Macfie welcomed new girls with hugs, kisses and packages of goods, and persuaded two girls to stay overnight in his home.The court heard the six-week ordeal ended on May 18 last year when a school principal contacted police after making enquiries about the girls absences.When delivering his sentence, Judge Howie said the main purpose of his decision was to protect the community, and that Macfies history of offending and foolish conduct in court suggested he had no idea of the harm he had caused to the victims and their families.You showed a complete lack of remorse for your crimes, Judge Howie said.
John William Macfie, 70, was sentenced in the County Court in Ballarat yesterday, and will serve up to 15 years and seven months in prison with a non-parole period of 11 years.
A jury on Tuesday found Macfie guilty of 42 out of 52 charges.
Sitting in the dock at the back of the court yesterday, Macfie remained unmoved when Judge Ross Howie delivered his sentence.
Prior sex offences against girls as young as 12 yrs.
One man shouting rot in hell you arsehole as Macfie was escorted out of the courtroom.