- Read More below- News (3-6-2011)- A former Portland man convicted of committing a six-week campaign of sexual abuse against seven teenage girls in the Ballarat region will spend the next decade behind bars.

John William Macfie, 70, was sentenced in the County Court in Ballarat yesterday, and will serve up to 15 years and seven months in prison with a non-parole period of 11 years.

John Macfie/ Repeat Offender - Found guilty of 42 offences.

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Neville Ross Mader has been charged with 11 offences including aggravated sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, sexual penetration of a juvenile male and sexual penetration without consent.

Mader appeared briefly in the Perth Magistrates Court today and had his bail renewed.

Prior sex offences against girls as young as 12 yrs.

One man shouting rot in hell you arsehole as Macfie was escorted out of the courtroom.

Judge Howie said Macfie had told the girls about becoming princesses and warned them not to tell anyone about his crimes because they were being followed.

Macfie warned one girl she would be killed if she told the police.Judge Howie summarised Macfies offending, telling the court he had preyed upon needy and vulnerable girls, and used a fictitious and bizarre story about becoming members of a secret mafia to trick them into performing sexual acts with him.He said Macfie had bribed the girls with promises of money and gifts including i Phones, cigarettes, fake identification, drugs and alcohol.Mr Kent said that of the more than 2700 pornographic images or movies, over 200 of them depicted children engaged in actual sex acts with adult males or bondage situations.He said the vast majority of the images and videos involved girls aged as young as eight.Barrister Martin van der Walt, for Magee, said his client had been a cadet volunteer for 14-years, but had worked in an area responsible for supplying uniforms to young cadets.