Darryn Smith

Jail appeal approved for creator of degrading Facebook page

THE creator of a degrading Facebook page which rated the sexual performance of hundreds of women from the Victorian town of Bendigo has successfully appealed a four-month jail sentence.

"Bendaz root rate" invited members to post comments about their sexual exploits on the page which could be viewed by anyone.

David McRory and his brother, Josh Turner, created the page "for a laugh" but ended up before the courts after a victim complained to police.

McRory, 22, was sentenced to four months' jail for using a carriage service to offend and publishing objectionable material online.

The Bendigo Advertiser reported McRory's lawyer said that while his client's behaviour was "disgraceful, abhorrent and immature", he had since had maturity "thrust upon him" as a result his son being born with medical problems.

Judge Jane Patrick said it was "shameful men think they can do this" and hoped the case would deter others from creating similar pages.

She took into account McRory's personal circumstances and sentenced him to 120 hours community service.


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