“In search of a form of contact”: a notorious pedophile sends a disturbing letter to the family of the victims
A notorious pedophile reportedly sent a disturbing six-page letter to the families of his young victims, saying there was no evidence they ever suffered.
7NEWS can reveal that Timothy Stewart allegedly sent the handwritten letter from his jail cell in Nowra, reaching his victim’s home in Campbelltown.
Corrections did not intercept the letter as it was addressed and sent to a family member who then dropped it off at the girl’s home.
Stewart is currently serving a 32-year sentence for relentless attacks on two sisters.
In the letter to the girls’ mother, he reportedly wrote: “(The victim) has not provided any evidence that she was in psychological pain”.
“The fears of (the mother) and (her daughter) are not justified and to enforce the current order would be an abuse of process.
“I will seek some form of contact including, but not limited to letters, phone calls.”
The order Stewart refers to in his letter is an AVO put in place to prevent pedophiles from contacting victims.
Stewart has now been charged with violating the AVO which he said was unnecessary.
The victim’s family released a statement about the letter on Sunday.
“Corrections went above and beyond to keep us safe,” the family said.
“Timothy Stewart is manipulative, always sidestepping the law… to maintain contact, torment and intimidate us and prolong our anxiety.
“He has no remorse.”
Stewart also said he was appealing his sentence, saying if the appeal is successful, a sentence of “8 to 12 years maximum would be the likely result … a real possibility that I will be released between 2022 and 2026”.
Victims attorney Howard Brown said Stewart “has absolutely no idea of the harm he’s done.”
“We like to think that once the trial is over we are done with the case and it shows that you are never done,” Brown added.