South Australian GEOFFREY MOYLE Admits to Sexually Abusing Children in Cambodia
Adelaide man who admitted to abusing children in Cambodia identified as Geoffrey William Moyle
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A South Australian man who has admitted to sexually abusing children in Cambodia over three years has lost his bid to keep his identity a secret.
Geoffrey William Moyle, 46, last week pleaded guilty to 11 charges, including nine offences which were committed in Cambodia, and a further two committed in Adelaide.
In his online profile, Moyle stated he worked in Cambodia for a decade as the South-East Asia director of an international engineering consultancy company.
It stated he was "retained" by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as a "specialist" under its Aid Advisory Panel.
The profile has since been deleted.
The charges included unlawful sexual intercourse with a child, commit indecent act on a child and possessing child exploitation material.
The sexual offences were committed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, between 2002 and 2005, while the child exploitation offences were committed in Westbourne Park, Adelaide, in 2019.
Following his guilty pleas, the father of two sought to stop a suppression order on his identity being lifted.
He argued media reports of his identity would lead to "undue hardship" for his two young children, who were not the subject of any charges.
His lawyer provided the Adelaide Magistrates Court with two letters — one from a school psychologist and another from the children's grandparents — which explained the impact the publication of Moyle's crimes would have on them.
"The children are of a very tender age," he said.
He said they were already dealing with the "sudden absence of their father", who has been in custody since his arrest.
But Commonwealth prosecutor John Clover opposed the application, saying there was "no proper basis" for the suppression order to remain in place.
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