A psychologist’s report said Rayfield’s denial of sexual motivation when he arrived at Caves Beach, with three cheeseburgers that he’d offered to bring the “child” during a previous communication, showed “his current limited insight into his offending”.
Rayfield told the court speaking to a 14-year-old online was “not out of character” for him, and he acknowledged at the time of his arrest he was addicted to online chatting for more than four hours a day.
HE was 59 years old, and he drove into a Caves Beach carpark in October last year with three cheeseburgers in a bag and hopes of having sex with a 14-year-old.
Instead former Hunter power station worker Alan Rayfield was arrested by police.
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During a sentencing hearing Judge Bright rejected Rayfield’s argument there was no sexual motivation for the meeting at Caves Beach in October, after transcripts of communication between Rayfield and the “child” showed almost exclusively sexually explicit references by him, including detailed descriptions of sexual contact.“In my view such a motivation is wholly apparent when one has regard to the preceding communications,” Judge Bright found.
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While the officers claim that they had in fact issued a warning, both Tim and Allan – as well as a third witness – say otherwise.
The Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs team are investigating the incident.