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A number of victims and their parents attended the sentencing, with one man shouting rot in hell you arsehole as Macfie was escorted out of the courtroom.

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When delivering his sentence, Judge Howie said the main purpose of his decision was to protect the community, and that Macfies history of offending and foolish conduct in court suggested he had no idea of the harm he had caused to the victims and their families.

You showed a complete lack of remorse for your crimes, Judge Howie said.

A jury on Tuesday found Macfie guilty of 42 out of 52 charges.

Sitting in the dock at the back of the court yesterday, Macfie remained unmoved when Judge Ross Howie delivered his sentence.

- 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.

Victims were 7 teenage girls aged between 13-16 yrs.

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.

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