Xydias to pay victims

first_imgConvicted Greek-Australian sex fiend John Xydias has been ordered to pay a total of $1.08 million in compensation to five of his victims.Xydias, who filmed his drugged victims as he raped them, did not oppose or defend the proceedings brought against him.Chief Justice Marilyn Warren said yesterday that Xydias’ victims only learned of the crimes committed against them when watching the films in a police station.“The applicants knew the respondent (Xydias) as a Dr Jekyll, but in the films they saw him as a hideous, sexual Mr Hyde, abusing their bodies,” Chief Justice Warren said.“No compensation will really compensate for their physical and psychological pain,” she said.Police have found 17 films of drugged women being sexually assaulted, some of whom have not been identified.Xydias pleaded guilty to 25 counts of rape and 61 counts of indecent assault committed between 1991 and 2006 at his parents’ Glen Iris home, or at a holiday house on the Mornington Peninsula.In June he was jailed for 28 years with a non-parole period of 20 years. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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