Adam Healey filmed himself sexually assaulting 15-year-old



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Adam Healey was arrested after a hospital worker found disturbing videos on his phone.Source:Supplied

A Melbourne man filmed himself sexually assaulting a teenage girl at an Airbnb apartment after he plied her with drugs.

Adam Healey was jailed for 5½ years in the County Court of Victoria on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to charges including sexual penetration of a child under 16 and supply drug of dependence to a child.

The 45-year-old also admitted to sexual assault of a child under 16 and drug possession.

“You sought to supply the victim with drugs and abuse her for your own sexual gratification whilst filming the episode on your phone,” Judge Scott Johns said in his sentencing remarks.

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Adam Healey lured his 15-year-old victim to a rented Airbnb apartment and plied her with drugs before the sexual assault. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure / AFPSource:AFP

He met the 15-year-old girl on dating app Skout in April 2020 and promised her “anything” if she came to the city.

“Come to the city and I’ll shout you as much as you want of anything,” he said to the girl via the app.

They exchanged explicit photos on Snapchat before Healey asked how old the teenager was, and she told him she was turning 16 in May.

Healey told her he could get into “big trouble” and had to keep their activities secret but continued to coax her into Melbourne for sex, the court was told.

The unemployed former chef ordered an Uber for the teen to come to his Airbnb rented apartment he booked under a false name at Southbank.

When the girl arrived he plied her with GHB, methamphetamine before he filmed the sexual abuse on his phone.

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Healey and his victim exchanged explicit images on Snapchat before they met. Photo: Denis Charlet / AFPSource:AFP

The pair went to another Airbnb in the city where Healey checked in using another false name and supplied the girl with more drugs before she fell asleep.

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She woke up with her abuser “on top of her” before she forced him off and fled the apartment, taking Healey’s phone with her.

The young girl was taken to hospital after returning to her home because she was “drug affected and delusional”, and a worker uncovered the shocking videos and reported the matter to police.

Healey initially denied anything of a sexual nature took place when questioned and said he believed his victim was 18.

The offending was against a “vulnerable victim” who was 28 years younger than Healey at the time, Judge Johns said.

Healey had limited insight into his offending and had an ongoing substance abuse issue, the judge found.

He will be eligible for parole after spending 3½ years behind bars and has already spent 347 days in jail. Healey will also be registered as a sex offender.

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