ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum has given rapist Thomas Earle community service because, in part, he was of “good character”. McCallum was Bruce Lehrmann’s trial judge and I have accused of her of criminal offences including taking bribes in published articles and books.
It makes me wonder if Chief Justice McCallum would have given Bruce Lehrmann a light sentence if he had been found guilty, but more on that in a minute.
Chief Justice Lucy McCallum did not make an error in law by giving rapist Thomas Earle community service instead of jail, she broke the law and it has judicial corruption written all over it.
Thomas Earle rape conviction – Director of Public Prosecutions v Earle  ACTSC 93
A jury found Thomas Earle guilty of “committing an act of indecency without consent” and “sexual intercourse without consent” and Justice McCallum sentenced him to a total of 3 1/2 years jail but then ordered that it be “served by way of intensive correction in the community”. The bottom line is no jail for Thomas Earle and he has to do 300 hours of community service and “20 hours of counselling” instead of jail. (Click here to read the full judgment)
The ABC reported (29/4/23):
The judge pointed to evidence of Earle’s “good character”, having read several character references, including from his employers. She also noted he was from a “loving and supportive family” and had little to no chance of re-offending.
Chief Justice McCallum said the prosecution had argued Earle had “no remorse” and a “lack of insight into the offending”, and that weight should be given to general deterrence over the possibility of rehabilitation in sentencing.
Earle’s victim, Emily Campbell-Ross, said she was devastated by the result. “The women of the ACT were just told that if the right to their own body is removed, community service is a justified punishment,” she said in a statement.
“The men of the ACT were just told that they can rape a woman and never see the inside of a prison cell. (Click here to read more)
The jury heard all the evidence from the witnesses and found Thomas Earle guilty to 2 serious crimes which should attract jail time no matter what the circumstances are and no matter the level of “good character” the person has or if a person comes from “loving and supportive family”.
It is Chief Justice Lucy McCallum who should also be getting jail time and counselling for deliberately and knowingly failing her duty as a judge. There is no doubt in my mind Justice Lucy McCallum has deliberately abused the law for the benefit of others and likely herself.
Bruce Lehrmann rape trial
Chief Justice Lucy McCallum is the same judge that heard the Bruce Lehrmann – Brittany Higgins rape trial in 2022 and would have sentenced Lehrmann if he had been found guilty. The first trial for the Bruce Lehrmann rape charge was aborted after juror misconduct and the Director of Public Prosecutions decided not to have a second trial to protect Brittany Higgins mental health.
Given Chief Justice Lucy McCallum’s sentencing of Thomas Earle for rape and taking into account the police cover-up attempt and inquiry was Lucy McCullum planning on giving Bruce Lehrmann a suspended sentence if he was found guilty on the basis that he was of “good character” and he has a “loving and supportive family?”. Put another way, did Chief Justice Lucy McCallum pre-judge the case and did she do it with the help of others and for her personal or financial benefit?
I have seen Justice Lucy McCallum abuse the law first hand in court myself when she was aiding and abetting Kerry Stokes in his numerous SLAPP lawsuits against me. I have published articles about it such as here and her corrupt conduct gets mentioned in 2 books I have published in 2020 and 2022.
I don’t want to get off topic too much, but it’s worth noting an article I published in 2018 is titled “Serial rapist and alleged sexual predator protected with suppression orders by Justice Ian Harrison and Lucy McCallum”. (Click here to read the article) That article by itself shows Chief Justice Lucy McCallum has form when it comes to protecting sexual predators and that is why her protection of rapist Thomas Earle is no surprise to me.
ACT Inquiry into the Bruce Lehrmann AFP cover-up – Should it be extended to cover Chief Justice Lucy McCallum and her conduct?
The ACT Inquiry into the attempted cover-up of Bruce Lehrmann’s alleged rape of Brittany Higgins was due to start public hearings last Monday but has been delayed a week and will now start public hearings on Monday the 8th of May starting at 9.45am which will be livestreamed on their website here.
I have no evidence of misconduct by Chief Justice Lucy McCallum during the Bruce Lehrmann trial but given the above, the juror misconduct and the fact that the police were trying to cover it up I think the ACT Inquiry should be expanded to cover Justice McCallum, the conduct of the trial and the juror’s misconduct.
I also think, given the Thomas Earle sentencing, the ACT government should review Chief Justice Lucy McCallum’s appointment as Chief Justice which she started on the 8th of March 2022.
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