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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Peter John Marshall: Paedophile sues Australian Government over abuse claims

A convicted paedophile is suing the South Australian Government over claims he was sexually abused as a child in state care.

Peter John Marshall, 58, was jailed for at least six years from March for four child sex offences committed nearly 40 years ago.

Marshall says he was adopted by the former children's entertainer and notorious paedophile Ric Marshall in the 1970s, after spending part of his childhood as a ward of the state.

Lawyers for the state today were given permission by the District Court to see transcripts and evidence from Peter Marshall's criminal trial to help prepare a defence for the civil claim.

The matter is listed to return to court in October. Source