Teens in witch's sex web
By Supreme Court reporter NORRIE ROSS
24th Feb, 1998 - Melbourne Herald-Sun
A MALE witch used mind-altering techniques and hypnotism
to entice two young girls into prostitution, sadomasochism
and black magic.
The Supreme Court heard yesterday Robin Angus Fletcher,
42, gave the girls mobile phones and advertised them
for sex on the Internet.
During his plea hearing, Fletcher said he believed
at the time his sex acts with the girls when they were
15 were legitimate pagan ceremonies.
He said he believed the pagans had a treaty with the
government as an independent nation.
"Both these girls were tribes people," he said. "Because
they were tribes people this was something under independent
nation law and not under our criminal code."
Fletcher claimed one of the girls, identified only
as "A", was "The Chosen One" - the reincarnation of
an ancient Celtic priestess.
He admitted that after he was arrested on sex charges
he tried to cast a spell on "A" and the other girl,
identified only as "B", to stop them giving evidence
He said he left his body in Pentridge and travelled
on the astral plane to one of the girl's homes in Caulfield
but could not find the address.
Asked if he wanted the girls dead, he replied: "It
was a possible outcome if the gods were really nice."
Fletcher refused to swear on the Bible. Instead he
used a charred stick and started his oath with: "I swear
on the holy borstel".
Prosecutor Paul Coghlan, QC, said Fletcher dressed
the girls in dog collars, bound their hands and wrists
and flogged them with riding crops and paddles.
"A" said she believed because she was the chosen one
she would be destroyed if she did not go along with
After he was arrested, Fletcher tried to arrange through
his former de facto wife, Dr Faye Helen Stone, to pay
$12,000 to have the girls killed.
Fletcher, 42, and Stone, 43, both pleaded guilty to
attempting to pervert the course of justice by trying
to stop "A" and "B" giving evidence.
Fletcher also pleaded guilty to three charges of committing
an indecent act with a child under the age of 16, a
charge of sexual penetration of a girl aged between
10 and 16 and a charge of prostituting a child.
Mr Coghlan said Fletcher worked as a counsellor from
Stone's home in Marara Rd, Caulfield South.
Stone, who was Jewish and did not practice witchcraft,
was a Chinese herbalist and knew nothing about her de
Mr Coghlan said "A" was 12 when her stepfather introduced
her to Fletcher.
She had behavioral problems and during the next four
years had numerous consultations in which Fletcher used
a technique called neuro-linguistic progamming.
In 1995 he used hypnotism and handed her pornographic
books and explicit Polaroid photographs.
Mr Coghlan said Fletcher told "A" she should act like
the women portrayed in the photos and pretend he was
one of the men.
"A" introduced him to her school friend "B", who also
started to receive counselling for behavioral problems.
Between January and August 1996 Fletcher assaulted
the girls, encouraged them to prostitute themselves
and gave them money.
On one occasion a man named Paul arrived from Sydney
with his 12-year-old niece, Mr Coghlan said.
Fletcher tried to persuade "B" to give the girl LSD
and heroin so he and Paul could rape her.
He also tried to persuade "B" to be a sex slave and
dress up as a schoolgirl and take part in torture and
The hearing before Justice David Harper was expected
to continue today.
© News Limited 1997
Melbourne Sun-Herald, 24/2/98