Convict Little Pebble, jury urged

A jury has been urged to convict the leader of a NSW religious commune for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl more than a decade ago.

William Kamm, known to his followers as The Little Pebble, is standing trial in the NSW District Court on four charges of indecent assault and one of aggravated sexual intercourse without consent.

The trial before Judge John Williams resumed today with prosecutor Richard Herps calling for a guilty verdict on all five charges relating to incidents at the commune near Nowra on the NSW south coast in 1993.

Mr Herps told the jury the 55-year-old leader had himself corroborated three of the five charges through writing explicitly sexual letters to the girl.

The prosecutor quoted from various letters which were “of a sexual connotation” and “overt and quite explicit” in content.

A letter of September 28, 1993, could be linked to claims that Kamm masturbated girls in his car at Nowra, Mr Herps said.

“… I could have made love to you there and then but it was not the time or place,” Kamm wrote to the girl.

In another letter, Kamm said: “I hope I didn’t stir you up too much by touching your leg. You have such sexy legs.”

Mr Herps said the defence never suggested that Kamm’s highly sexualised letters had some other meaning.

“It’s in fact a picture drawn for you by the accused,” Mr Herps said.

Kamm’s defence barrister Greg Stanton is yet to make his closing submission.

The trial continues.


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July 4, 2005
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