TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains content about child abuse which may affect some readers.

A court has heard that a well-known Aussie actor believed he would get away with sexually abusing young boys in tight lycra because they would think it was part of a script.

Jeremy Kewley, has pleaded guilty to 19 child sex and porn offences committed against boys as young as nine.

The 55-year-old actor from Brighton, Victoria, admitted to indecently assaulting boys mainly during screen tests in which Kewley had them wear Lycra costumes as he filmed and took photos of them.  The abuse spans more than two decades.

Image source: Twitter
Jeremy Kewley.  Image source: Twitter

The court heard he made videos in which he inappropriately touched the boys, kissed and straddled them while they wore the Lycra suits.

Video tapes that police seized from his Brighton home and Mitta Mitta holiday house after his arrest in December 2014 contain many images of Kewley’s victims.

Defence barrister Con Heliotis QC told the court that Kewley had no idea of the impact the crimes would have on his victims and his actions were purely opportunistic in nature.

“He believed he could get away with this because his victims would think it was all part of the script,” he said.

Many of Kewley’s victims broke down in court as they described how the crime had affected their lives.

One told of his inability to disclose to his mother what had happened to him as he was concerned about the guilt and heartache it would cause her.

Another told the court he has trouble trusting men, stating: “Even shaking hands feels uncomfortable at best.”

A third victim told the court that “this man [Kewley] robbed me of my life”.

Kewley wept as the statements were read.

Mr Heliotis told the court Kewley was “deeply ashamed and appalled” by his crimes.

A further plea and sentence hearing has been set down for May 17.

Starting his acting career in Fred Schepisi’s 1976 film The Devil’s Playground, Kewley has also appeared in multiple episodes of Neighbours, Stingers, Blue Heelers and also the AFL Footy Show.

Image source: Deposit Photos and Twitter.

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  • I hope those poor boys received all the help and trauma councelling that they needed


  • Oh my gosh, what a sicko he is.


  • How can he not have realised how wrong this was?


  • Vile and the law needs give justice to the victims.


  • What a vile human being he is.


  • What a despicable man. I have watched Jeremy over the years on various shows and as a warm-up guy when I’ve been in the audience. He is a predator who will have ruined many lives. I don’t see any remorse in him, only a smugness. He needs to spend a long time in prison for the trauma and suffering he has caused.


  • This is unbelievable, I’m so glad he has been Vought and will hopefully pay greatly for his disgusting actions.


  • So sickening !! What a damage done ! Kewley wept as the statements were read and was deeply ashamed and appalled by his crimes ? He should have thought about that before he fell into this damaging behaviour !!


  • Thank heavens that now children are being listened to. It used to be so different and children just weren’t believed, so you learnt not to tell anyone what was happening.


  • That’s absolutely horrible. Poor boys sound traumatised. There is no going back for those boys. They will have to work hard to get over what that creep did to them.


  • What an absolute creep!


  • We won’t be able to stop these things until victims are able to feel more supported about coming forward.


  • How convenient, he is appalled by his actions now he is facingbprison time and the glare of public humiliation.
    Next thing he will be another one that conveniently confuses guilt with depression. There are many who genuinely suffer with anxiety any depression and people who hide behind the word “depression” to remove themselves for breaking the law/immoral behavior enrages me.


  • I hope he gets a life sentence.those poor boys


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