Australian Father-daughter Couple Facing Charge of Profiting from Crime

by Medindia Content Team on  April 9, 2008 at 12:33 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Australian Father-daughter Couple Facing Charge of Profiting from Crime
The Australian father and daughter couple who recently revealed their sexual relationship are facing charge of profiting from crime.

Police are investigating whether they received any money from Channel 9 for the interview it aired recently in the 60 Minutes programme.

South Australian couple John, 61, and Jenny Deaves, 39 had appeared in the programme along with nine-month-old daughter Celeste.

They had been convicted in the South Australian District Court in Mount Gambier last month of two counts each of incest relating to the conception of Celeste, and another baby who died in 2001 from a congenital heart defect.

Convicted criminals cannot profit directly from their crimes under Australian law.

Hamish Thomson, the executive producer of 60 Minutes, told that money was offered to the couple.

"We bought them some clothes and they might have to move town and we have offered to give them some money to cover the costs of their move, if that happens," he said.

"We bought them some clothes because they are very poor. We literally bought them clothes for filming, from Target."

A police spokesman said officers from the southeast district, which covers Mount Gambier, were looking into the case.

"The matter is being investigated but police are not commenting on it," he said.

Mount Gambier's The Border Watch editor Frank Morello said the local community was horrified at the couple's relationship.

"There have been no letters to the editor but the general feeling on the street is one of shock and disgust," he said.

"Especially since the Deaveses went so public with their relationship - we feel sorry for their children and the stigma they'll suffer."

Morello said the couple did not appear to have returned to Mount Gambier, and that they were communicating only via email.

"There is no one at the house, and they aren't returning our calls."

He said the community was interested in finding out whether the Deaveses were paid for the interview, and therefore profiting from a crime.

"Mr Deaves told us in an email that he wasn't paid," Morello said.

Source: Medindia

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