A TEENAGE boy was left traumatised and suffered alcohol abuse, depression and receives counselling after being sexually assaulted by Albury man Ian Gladstone Bauchop more than 20 years ago, a court heard yesterday.
The victim was 14 when several incidents took place between September 1992 and March 1993.
There was no further contact between them until 1999 when they met by chance and the victim told Bauchop that he made him sick.
It was in September last year that the victim went to a police station in Victoria to complain about what happened and the case was referred to NSW police.
Officers were granted approval in the Supreme Court on March 1 this year for surveillance devices to be used.
The victim contacted Bauchop by telephone on March 25 and a meeting was arranged for QEII Square in Albury.
Police told the court Bauchop spoke about what happened and said: “I freely admit to taking advantage of you”.
“I never set out to do that. I was planning on coming clean about being gay.
“It was intended as a pleasurable experience for both of us.”
There was a further admission from Bauchop that the victim was “too young”.
Bauchop, 60, appeared in Albury Local Court via video link from Junee jail and pleaded guilty to six sexual assault offences.
Magistrate Megan Greenwood committed him for sentencing in the District Court at Wagga starting on November 11 with a pre-sentence report ordered.
Solicitor Selwyn Hausman made a bail application on behalf of Bauchop saying he has been on remand since being refused bail in March.
Mr Hausman said Bauchop has spent more than six months in custody and it was a historic matter.
Bauchop will be sentenced according to the penalties which applied at that time.
Mr Hausman said it was not a foregone conclusion that Bauchop would get a non-parole period longer than the time already spent in jail.
But Director of Public Prosecutions representative Graham Lamond opposed bail and said it was pure conjecture what penalty will be imposed.
Ms Greenwood said when refusing bail there were multiple offences with a vulnerable victim.