Leader guilty of sex assault on cult ‘queen’

A cult leader remains free on bail after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on the NSW south coast more than a decade ago.

After retiring three days ago, a jury today found William “Little Pebble” Kamm guilty on four counts of aggravated indecent assault and one count of aggravated sexual intercourse.

Kamm, 55, sat impassively as the verdicts were read out in the NSW District Court.

His victim, who is now an adult, broke down and was comforted by her husband.

Prosecutors did not oppose a request by Kamm’s barrister, Greg Stanton, that bail should be continued.

Kamm will remain free until he faces sentencing on September 12.

The court earlier heard that Kamm had passionately kissed the girl and fondled her breasts a number of times and masturbated her when she lived within the Order of St Charbel community based at Cambewarra near Nowra on the NSW south coast.

She had been chosen as one of Kamm’s 12 queens and 72 princesses who would give birth to a new holy race when the world ended.

Outside the court, Mr Stanton said his client maintained his innocence and would appeal the verdict.

“Mr Kamm respects the right of the jury to determine the verdict that it has,” Mr Stanton said.

Source:
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
July 8, 2005
Malcolm Brown and AAP
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