Kenneth Barry Cannon

Address: NSW, Australia
Age: 63
Sex: Male


Date: 9 July 2015
Charges: Sexual assault
Category: Paedophilia Sex Offence
Court: Downing Centre District Court
Judge: Judge Payne
Penalty: 32 years and 7 months’ imprisonment

The Downing Centre District Court convicted Kenneth Barry Cannon of sexual assault.

Cannon assaulted a 15-year-old girl at knife point in Wagga Wagga in 1986.

He appeared by video link in Sydney's Downing Centre District Court to be sentenced over the crime.

The court heard Cannon threatened the girl with a knife, forced her to the ground in Bolton Park and took her jeans off.

The then 26-year-old Cannon told the girl "don't make a sound unless you want to get cut".

When the attack was over, he told her "I don't care if you report this or not, it's just one of those things", the court heard.

As Judge Deborah Payne handed down her sentence, she told the court the girl immediately reported the attack and was taken to hospital for examination.

Judge Payne said semen found in the girl's underpants was matched to a sample of Cannon's DNA in 2008.

Cannon also sexually assaulted and killed Sally Jones in 1987, and also raped a 16 year old girl in 1990.

Cannon was sentenced to 32 years and 7 months’ imprisonment.