Mr Constable wrote the decision arose from a "written complaint related to a member who is on permanent record with four irrevocable convictions relating to historical child prostitution offences". A former captain of the Port Macquarie Golf Club and life member has been expelled from the club after a written complaint about historical child prostitution offences. In the Club's notice of its annual general meeting sent to around eligible voting members of the Port Macquarie Golf Club on September 6, a motion was included from some members to revoke a recent Board decision to expel Mr Heap and that his membership be fully restored.
I have never ever done anything that is detrimental to the interests of the golf club. Keith Heap was captain of the Port Macquarie Golf Club between and was made a life prostitution in The incidents occurred between May 1 and August 15, and involved two girls, one aged 15 and the other In New South Wales, it is a criminal offence to participate as a client in an act of prostitution with a person under the age of The Board in deliberating the charge also considered the attitudes of the community to institutions that stand by silently in regards to club offences and the decision to macquarie reflects our Clubs attitude port such offences when known to be certain.
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Judge Viney said he accepted that Heap did not know of the provision that it was an offence to participate with a client in an act of sex with someone under the age of Your ad blocker may be preventing you from being able to log in or subscribe. Additionally, any member appointed to a position on a committee related to minors must provide a Working with Children clearance.
The Board has also tabled for the AGM a "special resolution" that any member nominated for election to the Board, or appointed to the Board, must provide a National Police Check and Working with Children clearance. It was reported in the Port News that Mr Heap told the court at the time that he believed he was engaging in sexual acts with two girls over the age of consent.
In a statement responding to the motion, the chief executive Daniel Constable wrote that the Board held a disciplinary hearing to consider charges, "which included a charge of conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Club". The Port News contacted Keith Heap for comment. Port Macquarie News' trusted source for property.
Port macquarie golf club board expels life member and former captain keith heap over historical child prostitution sentence
Mr Constable said the Board has gone further than other clubs by tabling at the AGM a "special resolution" for additional clauses to be added to its Constitution on October 14, that any member nominated for Life Membership and Honorary Membership must provide a National Police Check. He pleaded guilty to the charges. What else is making news? The Board is against the tabled resolution and has urged members who hold similar values to attend and support its original decision.
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Mr Heap was sentenced to hours of community service in with Judge Viney describing the former teacher at Port Macquarie High School of being of "exemplary character as indicated through the character references, both written and oral tendered to the court". Port Macquarie Golf Club Board. Home News Latest News.