Norman Vivian Pearce – calculated, sinister and hedonistic Pedophile

ONE of the victims of a serial pedophile yelled “die in hell, you f–king dog” as his tormentor was today led away to begin his minimum 10-year jail term.

The raw outburst, from the gallery of the District Court, capped of a saga of grooming and deviancy that saw eight boys molested by Norman Vivian Pearce over two decades.

In sentencing today, Judge Paul Rice said Pearce’s offending was “calculated, sinister and hedonistic”.

He said Pearce made himself “attractive and exciting by having flash cars” before plying the boys with fast food and alcohol.

His abuse of the trust of his victims and their families caused psychological and psychiatric damage, and led to them having problems developing long-lasting relationships.

“There is no doubt that your offending has had a profound and long-lasting effect on your victims,” the judge said.

Pearce, 70, of Woodville South, was last year convicted of 18 child sex offences that occurred in two periods during the early 1980s and 1990s.

All but one of the offences occured while he was involved with youth groups, including the Naval Cadets.

The remaining offence occurred while Pearce was working as a flight service manager at Adelaide Airport – he was his victim’s supervisor.

Today, Judge Rice said he doubted Pearce’s level of remorse, given he had denied the crimes at trial, and noted his prospects for rehabilitation were “unknown”.

He said Pearce’s lack of criminal history was “of little benefit” because his offending spanned two periods in time.

“The years in between were an opportunity for reflection on your previous offending,” Judge Rice said.

He sentenced Pearce to 14 years’ jail, with a 10-year non-parole period.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

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  1. With regard to Norm Pearce. I was in a youth group called Air Youth of South Australia as a Commanding Officer of a Squadron. We suspected Norm’s behaviour, often attaching himself to young boys. His behaviours were by my Squadrons interpretation were open to speculation and very innappropriate. As Norm was a senior rank to myself I was crucified by the powers to be of the organisation in our attempts to stop the inappropriate actions of this man. Air Youth turned a blind eye to his behaviour. As a result of the organisations persecution I left the organisation with “all” of the children we cared for and moved on and created an organisation that protected the children from preditors like this man. He received his just deserts way too long after the crime. I am saddened thinking about how the organizations could have helped protect these children and yet turned a blind eye.

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