By VICTORIA STONE-MEADOWS
Saturday, 25 July
“YOUR past has caught up with you,” Judge Michael Tinney told former Puffing Billy volunteer Robert Kingsley Whitehead at the Victorian County Court on Friday 24 July.
“Six victims came into your domain with a common interest in railways,” Judge Tinney said.
“These boys would have looked up to you and been impressed. You used this interest to sexually abuse children.”
These were the words Judge Tinney spoke as he sentenced Whitehead, to more than eight years prison for 24 charges of sexual abuse against six boys.