611 - the stress made me do it!
Melbourne massage therapist, Adam Alikakos, is up on five charges of indecent assault and two of rape. He doesn’t appear to be denying the accusations and expects a custodial sentence according to The Age.
Mitigating circumstances? Stress.
Julie Sutherland, for Alikakos, said her client and his wife were under pressure from family and friends to have children and during the time of his offending he had become stressed out about their failure to do so.
"He said that over the years he felt more and more at fault as a man and more and more emasculated," she told the court.
Update 22.10.08: It seems the world can't get enough of Adam Alikakos. From Singapore to Moscow, Idaho - they've been googling him. With dozens of hits yesterday, looking just for him. I wonder if his aim in life was to be famous? For now, at least, he's getting his 15 minutes of glory.
You really do have to be careful for what you wish for.