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Horrendous Frame-up of Father as Part of Child Custody Case



 
 
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Old July 20th 08, 07:39 AM posted to alt.child-support
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Default Horrendous Frame-up of Father as Part of Child Custody Case

Incompetent cops not withstanding, it's simply not possible to be in two
places at the same time. Or didn't the judge understand that simple
scientific principle??

Let's understand a few simple things right away.. (1) not since Icarus and
Daedalus has man been able to fly under his own power; and (2) it is
impossible to be both flying in the sky several clicks away from land and at
the same instant, be standing on terra firma.

So, using simple logic and a dash of reason.. you can have one or the other,
but not both. And since the evidence existed that he really was up in the
air when this was supposedly happening on the ground at the time claimed,
yet he was found guilty anyway..

Next thing you know people will spontaneously combust, too.
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Glenn Sacks

Horrendous Frame-up of Father as Part of Child Custody Case
July 17, 2008

"This would be, without doubt, the worst case of flagrant and provable
injustice that I can remember. It is clear-cut that he is innocent...The
people involved should be absolutely ashamed of themselves."--Australian
federal MP Bob Katter

An absolutely horrendous injustice--a father convicted and imprisoned on
false sex crime charges.

Notice how there's no discussion of any punishment for the man's ex-wife,
who apparently orchestrated the frame up. I bet there won't be--hell, she
probably won't even lose custody of the children. Be sure to let me know if
it turns out I'm wrong.

From Sex offender had an alibi: family (Sidney Morning Herald, 7/13/08):

AN AUSTRALIAN pilot jailed for a sex crime in Port Moresby, Papua New
Guinea was actually flying an aircraft 1000 kilometres away at the time,
fresh evidence unearthed by his family shows.

Fred Martens, 59, was convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old village
girl in PNG and jailed for 5 years by the Queensland Supreme Court in
October 2006.

Martens protested his innocence, arguing the Australian Federal Police
investigation had relied on evidence given by his Papuan ex-wife at a time
when there was a custody dispute over their children.

A second sex-tourism case against him was thrown out of the Supreme Court
in Cairns this year when the girl involved confessed she had made up the
allegations.

Martens's brother, Peter Wheatley, has now gathered fresh evidence from
the Papua New Guinean Civil Aviation Authority.

Certified documents from the authority confirm details in Martens's
pilot's logbook and flight plans that placed him near the West Papua border
at the time of the alleged incident in 2001.

"This is a gross travesty of justice," said Mr Wheatley, who is now caring
for his brother's seven children at his Queensland farm.

"The evidence we uncovered was not a secret. It was available to the AFP
and should have been found as part of a proper investigation."

Mr Wheatley has applied to federal Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus, asking
that the case be transferred to the appeals court. Mr Wheatley made a
separate application for a free and absolute pardon.

"The horrendous stigma of this terrible crime of pedophilia will live with
my brother for years to come, even if he is given an absolute pardon," Mr
Wheatley said.

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http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/...658196534.html

Sex offender had an alibi: family

Matthew Benns
July 13, 2008

AN AUSTRALIAN pilot jailed for a sex crime in Port Moresby, Papua New
Guinea was actually flying an aircraft 1000 kilometres away at the time,
fresh evidence unearthed by his family shows.
Fred Martens, 59, was convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old village
girl in PNG and jailed for 5 years by the Queensland Supreme Court in
October 2006.

Martens protested his innocence, arguing the Australian Federal Police
investigation had relied on evidence given by his Papuan ex-wife at a time
when there was a custody dispute over their children.

A second sex-tourism case against him was thrown out of the Supreme Court
in Cairns this year when the girl involved confessed she had made up the
allegations.

Martens's brother, Peter Wheatley, has now gathered fresh evidence from
the Papua New Guinean Civil Aviation Authority.

Certified documents from the authority confirm details in Martens's
pilot's logbook and flight plans that placed him near the West Papua border
at the time of the alleged incident in 2001.

"This is a gross travesty of justice," said Mr Wheatley, who is now caring
for his brother's seven children at his Queensland farm.

"The evidence we uncovered was not a secret. It was available to the AFP
and should have been found as part of a proper investigation."

Mr Wheatley has applied to federal Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus, asking
that the case be transferred to the appeals court. Mr Wheatley made a
separate application for a free and absolute pardon.

"The horrendous stigma of this terrible crime of pedophilia will live with
my brother for years to come, even if he is given an absolute pardon," Mr
Wheatley said.

Independent federal MP Bob Katter said he supported Mr Wheatley's plea for
a quick resolution to end Martens's incarceration.

"This would be, without doubt, the worst case of flagrant and provable
injustice that I can remember. It is clear-cut that he is innocent," Mr
Katter said.

"It raises some very serious questions left hanging over elements of the
Australian Federal Police.

"I can only describe the case against him as rubbish. The people involved
should be absolutely ashamed of themselves."

He called on Mr Debus to give priority to the application to pardon
Martens or refer the case to the appeals court.

"There was only one bloke in the aeroplane and it was a long way from
where this crime was supposed to happen," Mr Katter said.

A spokeswoman for Mr Debus said: "The department is considering the
material provided by the family.


 




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