-  # Norman Hogermeer
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Name: Norman Leonard Hogermeer
Age: 59 yrs (D.O.B- 14-6-1952)
State: WA/SA- Currently in Baxter detention centre in SA - March 2005
UPDATE..Has since been released into a WA community - Nov 05 - back in Detention- Mar 06..
Convicted in a Perth court Feb 1996. Sentenced
the same year to 16 years 9 months jail-8.5 yrs non parole.
Indian descent. Hogermeer was jailed for sexual offences against 2 girls over a lengthy period.
Released from jail 2004. Is currently (March 2005) in the Baxter detention centre-white compound 1.
This raises questions such as- Are convicted paedophiles separated from children in
Detention centres ? Or do they have access to children ?
Convicted sex offenders being detained in the same
detention facilities as children, is obviously of MAJOR CONCERN.
This is effectively placing children and other detainees at risk.It is important to note that the average child sex offender
will molest many children- MAKO.
Convicted Paedophile in the Baxter Detention Centre
Pic- Norman Hogermeer
Norman Leonard Hogermeer,
was convicted in 1996 of serious child sex offences against 2 girls,
received 15 years jail. Released from jail after serving just 8 1/2 years, he is believed to have
been transfered to Perth Airport detention centre in 2004 and
finally to Baxter detention centre in SA where he is now.
Convicted sex offenders being detained in the same detention facilities as
children, is obviously of MAJOR CONCERN.
This is effectively placing children and other detainees
at risk.It is important to note that the average
child sex offender will molest many children.
This raises many questions including..
What preventative measures are in place at
Baxter detention centre
and similar centre's in Australia, to protect
potential victims from convicted sexual
offenders being held at the same facility?
Why put convicted paedophiles in detention with
children, knowing child predators are likely to re-offend?
Why not keep paedophile detainees in remand centre's or
jails instead of with children in detention centre's?
Are all the staff at the centre informed if a detainee
is a convicted paedophile/rapist?
Is he monitored by staff/ how much is he monitored?
Does Hogermeer have access to children unsupervised or
otherwise in the facility?
Are the parents and other detainees in the centre informed
that a convicted sex offender is amongst their children?
Or are the civil liberties of a convicted paedophile, once
again more of a concern than the danger he may pose to children?
Will the State/ Federal government or those responsible be
willing to pay victims
for the lawsuit that could result from any sexual assaults
or maybe the risk factor alone?
Australia needs to introduce legislation, to jail paedophiles/ sex offenders
who re-offend for life- Keeping them away from children for good- Why risk
another child being abused.. ??But at this stage we do not, and until we do Australia
certainly has enough sex offenders here already without accepting
more from overseas. No matter how long they have been in Australia, and regardless
of age or whether they have family here ,we believe that once convicted by a court
and any jail term received for conviction has been served ,deportation is warranted
for those who have been allowed entry into Australia, then committed sex offences.
Prevention must be the priority- MAKO In- (9-3-05)
"There's no greater nightmare for a father or a mother than the prospect
that their child might in one
way or another be subject to some kind of abuse."
(Prime Minister) John Howard. (2004)
Pedophile Has Access To Baxter Children
A convicted pedophile
awaiting deportation to India
is being detained in the Baxter
Detention Centre where he can
interact with children.
Norman Leonard Hogermeer, 53, who served 8 1/2 years
of a 15 year jail term in Perth
for sexual offences involving
minors and unlawful wounding, was moved to Baxter three
He was released from jail in
June last year and has previously been held in the Perth
Centre. His detention in
Baxter's White 1 Compound
has outraged child protection
and refugee groups who say his
presence puts children at risk.
"Why would they put a convicted pedophile anywhere in a
detention centre with children?" the co-founder of support group MAKO, Peter Morell,
"Why house him in a detention centre rather than a remand centre or a jail. It's a
major concern and its putting
(children) at risk."
White 1 Compound houses
single males, with women and
children housed in a separate
When contacted by the 'The
Advertiser' last night,
Hogermeer revealed he has opportunities to interact with
children and he can apply to
visit the family compound and
visitor centre where children
gather. "Everybody makes a
mistake in their lives and they
should be given a second
chance," he said.
Hogermeer, who has been in
Australia since 1970 and lived
in Perth, married an Australian
woman and never applied for
He has sought legal advice to
try to stop his deportation.
Premier Mike Rann was informed of the "extraordinary
claims" late yesterday and had
forwarded emailed information
to federal immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone, her department and the Department
of Families and Communities
An Immigration Department
spokeswoman said the department "does try to remove these
people as quickly as possible".
"But, often it is very hard to
do because people are entitled
to be here while they have
litigation ongoing," the
Adelaide Advertiser (9-3-2005)
Bryan Littlely/ Christopher Salter
"A child's life is based on trust.
The trust of their parents,
and adults in authority.
When that trust is betrayed,
can be damaged severely,
with many of the scars
the rest of their lives".
Mike Rann- (SA Premier- 1996)
Outcry Over Pedophile
The victims of convicted pedophile Norman Hogermeer
are amazed he is been held in the Baxter Detention Centre at Port Augusta.
Hogermeer, 53, has appealed against an order he be deported to India.
He has been held in Baxter for 3 weeks while his legal battle for permanent
The Immigration Department yesterday moved to allay fears Hogermeer
could interact with children in the Baxter Centre.
Spokeswoman Nicola Cox said he was under constant supervision. "As the man is a convicted
pedophile, his movements around the centre are very closely managed and supervised," Ms Cox said.
"The man is not accommodated with women and children".
Hogermeer served 8 1/2yrs of a 15yr sentence in a Perth jail for sexual
offences against 2 young girls. He was also convicted of stabbing his brother.
The mother of one of his assault victims alerted Adelaide-based anti-pedophile group MAKO
to Hogermeers detention after tracking his movement from Perth Immigration Detention Centre.
"The parent of children in Baxter need to be aware to keep an eye on their kids with him in there"she said.
The youngest of his victims, now 20, said she felt ill
knowing he was been held anywhere near children.
Hogermeer told the Advertiser from inside Baxter
that the centre is "very similiar to a prison but the regime isn't as strict".
"By force they brought me," he said.
"I'm not very happy about it because I don't get to see my parents."
Adelaide Advertiser (11-3-2005)
"Paedophiles are very cunning and without conscience, they use threats, bribery,
secrets, lies, flattery and other tricks to ensure
the child victim does
not tell anyone else about the abuse."
Deborah Coddington- 1997- (
Australian Paedophile/ Sex Offender Index).
Convicted Pedophile In Solitary Confinement
A convicted pedophile at the Baxter immigration
detention centre has been moved into a compound by
himself for his own safety after concerns raised by
a child protection group.
The family of Norman Leonard Hogermeer, 53, have also
spoken out about their concerns he could mix with children
in detention and receive a permanent Australian visa.
Hogermeer, of Indian descent, was transferred to immigration
detention last July pending deportation after he was released
from jail for sexual offences.
His former wife, Lee, said he was a criminal. "He should
not be in Baxter where there's children," she said.
His daughter, Jodie, 20, said: "Knowing what he's capable of and
done in the past, he'd do the same again. I believe he'd be willing
to take the risk."
His family are also concerned he is seeking an extension of time to
appeal the cancellation of his visa, which was withdrawn on
Hogermeer said he had no chance to contact women or children
in detention as he was closely guarded, had to fill in forms
whenever requesting to go to anywhere, and was monitored by cameras.
An immigration department spokesman said Hogermeer was moved
from the single men's compound to the red one compound, which
is currently empty, on Wednesday for his own safety
after media reports.
Age newspaper (11-3-2005)
Alarm Over Baxter's Pedophile
A convicted pedophile is being held at the Baxter immigration
detention centre among asylum seekers and visa overstayers
while awaiting deportation.
He is among 44 convicted criminals held in Australia's
immigration detention centres for crimes ranging from
petty matters to sex offences.
Baxter holds 13 convicted criminals, including three
who have served time for sex offences.
A regular visitor to Baxter said other detainees felt
uneasy mixing with the criminals.
"They know they are people who have been convicted who
are awaiting deportation and they don't know how long
they're going to be there," she said.
The pedophile, Norman Leonard Hogermeer, 53, was jailed
in Perth for sexual offences against two girls. He was
released in June 2004 and transferred to immigration detention
in July last year, first in Perth and then Baxter at Port
Augusta in South Australia.
The mother of his victims alerted an
anti-pedophile group, MAKO.
MAKO co-founder Peter Morell said Hogermeer was of
Indian descent and was applying for a permanent visa - although the
Government would be unlikely to grant a visa on character grounds.
MAKO also released information showing Hogermeer had been convicted
for stabbing his brother.
Mr Morell raised concerns that Hogermeer could be mixing with children
in detention. "Mixing "children" with convicted pedophiles or sex offenders is
horrific and it's something the Government needs to look at," he said.
But the Immigration Department said Hogermeer was kept in a compound
away from families, women and children. A spokeswoman said there were
only three children at Baxter.
"Any person with convictions for sex offences will be the subject of
close supervision within the centre and is not accommodated with women
or children," she said.
The spokeswoman said people were in detention for as long as it took
for legal processes to run their course and for their removal to be
organised, which could be delayed by the need for travel documents.
Labor immigration spokesman Laurie Ferguson said it was outrageous to
have a convicted pedophile at Baxter.
"People convicted of sexual offences and people with violent
backgrounds or heavily into drug-dealing should not be mixing
with general people with claims about their visas or asylum claims," he said.
Age newspaper (9-3-2005)
Detainee Kids Freed
NO children should be behind the walls of Australia's immigration
detention centres by the end of today.
The release of the children and their families follows a deal struck
by rebel government backbenchers, headed by Victorian Petro Georgiou,
and Prime Minister John Howard six weeks ago.
Yesterday, all 20 children held at the Villawood detention centre in
Sydney were freed.
And by tonight, 15 children held at the Port Augusta housing facility
in South Australia, as well as three at nearby Baxter, one at Maribyrnong
in Victoria and three on Christmas Island, will move from behind the razor wire and into community housing.
Despite the chance to taste some freedom, the release of the
children has met with a mixed response amid concerns they and
their parents may still face deportation.
The families will be made to regularly report to the Immigration
Department, either via phone or in person, and remain living in
Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone made it clear the government
still planned to deport the families once they had exhausted their
Refugee advocates also fear the families may become prisoners in
their own homes, unable to leave without being accompanied by a
guard or guardian.
The Immigration Department said they would be free to come and go
from their homes as they pleased.
The Mercury (29-7-2005)
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