25 year old Bryan Cooper, a convicted paedophile, appears to be suffering from lifestyle illusions, after he filed a Court action the Victorian Supreme Court demand that he be given an Xbox 360 gaming console in his prison cell, as well dental treatment from a surgeon of his choice.
Under the pretence that the Xbox 360 will aid his rehabilitation, Cooper, who was sentenced to seven years’ jail with a minimum of five was jailed after he was caught creating the alias of a 14-year-old boy to groom children on the internet.
He also wants the Victorian State Government to supply him with Xbox games, DVDs, CDs and MP3s “for rehabilitation and religious purposes”. His bid to get his Xbox in his cell goes to court next month. He seeks the orders under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Human Rights and Corrections Act.
He also appears to have problems with his local prison dentist after demanding that the State, to provide and fund “full medical and dental treatment required by doctors and specialists of his choosing”.
This is the same person who was described by his sentencing judge, as engaging in “sheer filth”. “Your future rehabilitation depends on coming to grips with the serious nature of your offending,” Judge Pilgrim said at the time of sentencing.
Crime Victims’ Support Association president Noel McNamara said Cooper was in jail by self-invitation.
He told the Sun Herald, “He must think he’s living in a five-star hotel, making all those demands,” Mr McNamara said.
Cooper was caught after he pretended to be a teenage boy in the MSN Messenger chat room to discuss sex acts with children.
Prosecutors are not saying, whether they will dock the cost of his actions from his prison pay, or whether Cooper will be forced to pay for his legal case.
Cooper pleaded guilty in the County Court to nine child sex charges, including knowingly possessing child pornography and using a carriage service to groom a person under 16.
He has appealed against the sentence.
Cooper says he wants Corrections Victoria or the State Government to fund his treatment.