Robert 'Dolly' Dunn

Teacher, Deceased Person

1941 – 2009

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Who was Robert 'Dolly' Dunn?

Robert Joseph "Dolly" Dunn was an Australian convicted child molester. He was a school teacher by profession, working for the Marist Brothers, a Catholic religious order.

He began a 20-year jail sentence in 2001 for 24 sexual offences occurring between 1985 and 1995. In 1996, a Royal Commission chaired by Justice James Woods was shown home videos and photographs from Dunn's collection, which included many images of child sex abuse, usually featuring Dunn himself as the perpetrator. Dunn fled the country, but was later found in Honduras after being tracked down by Australia's 60 Minutes program. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright authorised his extradition back to Australia after he was deported from Honduras to the United States.

Dunn had a long history of abusing boys between the ages of seven and fifteen years old, often videotaping them. Usually, he would offer them money and marijuana in exchange for anal sex. From jail, he repeatedly made written and verbal statements to the effect that he saw nothing wrong with sex between a man and a boy. He previously spent time in Indonesia and the Netherlands. He was a friend and accomplice of Australian diplomat William Stuart Brown, another convicted child molester.

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Jul 11, 2009
Long Bay Correctional Centre

on July 23, 2013


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