Former Adelaide Crows staffer Justin Kremmer avoids jail after admitting child grooming



A former Adelaide Crows staffer has been placed on a good behaviour bond after he admitted grooming children for sex — which included sending a football jumper to a police officer posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Judge Paul Cuthbertson placed Justin Kremmer, 31, on a three-year good behaviour bond after he pleaded guilty in the District Court to two grooming charges.

He described the communication as “rather stupid” but said no children were actually harmed.

Kremmer believed he was communicating with both a 14-year-old boy and girl on messaging app Kik, sending inappropriate messages, over 18 months in 2018 and 2019.

At the time of the offending, Kremmer was working for the Crows in their membership department.

Judge Cuthbertson said Kremmer, who now lives in Perth, used a fake name when communicating with what he believed to be two children.

“While no harm was done to any child, it can readily be appreciated that parents would not want their children exposed to such communication.”

The court has previously heard that Kremmer sent a football jumper to the undercover police officer who he thought was the girl.

Judge Cuthbertson said Kremmer was experiencing “mental distress” at the time of the offending and had sought out counselling.

“You deny being sexually aroused by children of either gender or downloading child pornography,” he said.

“You have no criminal history of deviant sexual behaviour.

“However, you have accepted responsibility for this behaviour and have made significant attempts at personal rehabilitation. You have completed a sexual offenders treatment program.”

He said a psychologist declared Kremmer a “low risk” of reoffending.



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