Support the victims of Peter John O’Neil.

Support the victims of Peter John O’Neil.

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Peter O'Neil is a teacher and pedophile who abused many boys he taught in Tasmania. He has just been sentenced to five years jail for seven offences. But the entire sentence has been wholly suspended.

What he did caused great harm. There's been a suicide as well as several unsuccessful attempts. His victims' educations were ruined. All have suffered mental health problems with one being institutionalised fifty times. One has been jailed and all have had to have psychological counselling.

The Supreme Court judge wanted to send O'Neil to jail but said he couldn't because O'Neil lives in Canberra and getting him to Tasmania was too big a problem. But that problem isn't too big. O'Neil could and should be extradited and jailed.

He could have been extradited by a medivac flight for the trial but his solicitor said that it would cost up to $40,000. His trial coincided with the beginning of Covid19. The court decided not to follow up on his extradition.

"Earlier this year the possibility of him being brought from Canberra to Launceston by air ambulance was investigated. It was estimated that that would cost $25,000 to $40,000 if it could be done. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the investigation of the possibility of transportation by air ambulance did not proceed." Justice Allan Blow

His victims have suffered hugely and justice has not been done.

Read Justice Blow's sentencing comments here to fully understand the awful crimes O'Neil committed and the effect they had on his young victims. https://www.supremecourt.tas.gov.au/sentences/oneill-p-j/?fbclid=IwAR2ipmqMXxJKtNqOjOyrYr0X08Yl-wHwXlLOZ_C6SvEPvvLC7lf6EOF2vG4

The Department of Public Prosecution has 14 days to appeal the sentence. We ask that they do so, that they seek extradition from Canberra, and that they make the arrangements for O'Neil to be Medivacked to Tasmania.

Please support this petition so justice can be done.

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