Thursday, 27 March 2008

Cornes abuser gets jail

A man who sexually abused former Labor candidate Nicole Cornes has been given a jail term.

Gordon Maxwell Clark, 72, was found guilty of abusing the former Boothby candidate when she was five.

When the abuse occurred in 1975, Clark was living at the same house at Richmond in Adelaide as Ms Cornes.

He was a friend of her family.

In 2004 she reported the abuse to police and Clark has since been convicted of indecent assault.

Earlier this year, Clark's appeal against that conviction was quashed.

Adelaide Magistrate Grantley Harris today sentenced him to two years' jail with a non-parole term of eight months.

Clark immediately lodged appeal papers and was granted bail.

It is expected his latest appeal will be heard by the Supreme Court in a few months.

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