Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Peter Wallace


Peter Wallace mingled with stars Roger Moore and Harrison Ford during his 25-year film career as a marine expert on some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. But behind the successful fa├žade Wallace hid a terrible secret.

In August, 2005, Wallace was jailed as two of his three victims watched at Reading Crown Court - their pain had earlier been revealed when one of them told the court: "It's almost easier to suffer death."

Wallace had abused them while ensuring their silence with bribes and gifts as he groomed them. He pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, eight indecent assaults, one of sexual assault and another serious sexual offence.

Judge Zoe Smith told Wallace: "You were described as being controlling and violent and managed to abuse [your victims] over the years because you threatened each of them. You have failed to take full responsibility for your actions and have little appreciation for the devastating consequences on your victims."

He was jailed for 11 years and his name added to the sex offenders' register. Because he pleaded guilty, Wallace is about due to be released on parole. As far as the people of Reading are concerned, he should never be forgiven.

Nominated by : Caversham Boat Man

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

This man has apparantly served his sentence and should be left alone. He will have to suffer in the knowledge that he will have to live with himself for what he did for the rest of his life. Thoughts should be given to his family for their feelings and not drag up the past for them too as they are trying to get on with their lives as well. Be more thoughtful for them.

Old Nick said...

I notice that despite this you have not posted a 'forgive' vote

Anonymous said...

to Old Nick I did vote a forgive vote. Let the person get on with his life, but most of all , leave the family to get on with theirs. People judge so easily. Its must be easy to be so judgemental, where is the compassion these days . lets get on with our lives and let others get on with theirs.

Old Nick said...

I don't judge. The people decide!

Anonymous said...

The people decide!So far I have only seen one person called something like boat man. I have looked into this case and as far as I see the so called offences happened over thirty odd years ago so how can the people of Reading judge. Probably some were not even born or alive now. Let it go... unmdre

Old Nick said...

Adolf Hitler's crimes were 70 years ago. The Hague have just accepted an idictment for crimes in Bosnia. Should we just 'let it go' as you put it?

Is your view that if you get away with it for thirty years, you should be let off? Would his victims agree with you?

If he has done his time, many people would think that the price has been paid, but does a person who does these things over such a long period ever cease to be a threat to the public?

The purpose of this site is to accept nominations from the public and then put it to the vote. I don't put these people forward and I don't vote on them. If enough people agree with you, then he will be forgiven. That's how it should be.

You sign yourself anonymous. Are you perhaps a relative? Or even Mr Wallace himself?

I have nothing further to add.

Anonymous said...

Od Nick. I am neither a relative and certainly not Mr Wallace. I am a person that likes to look at these cases. I neither act as judge or jury in these matters. I believe that the courts do their job well and that they serve the sentence out that they believe to be right, As you say, nothing further to add on this one. I will look into another now.

Anonymous said...

Old Nick,You are very well named and even Christ was pilloried. I am not saying the this man should not be punished by law,as in fact he was found guilty and serving his sentence. Can you yourself be so innocent of any wrongdoing? so that you can sit in judgement on this man. What about those people who murder and get away with it,why cant you let this man,and more important his family live the rest of their lives in peace and I have come to the conclusion that you knew this man and possibly was a "friend" (and I use the word lightly) of his.I doesn't do in my opinion (for what its worth) dragging up old crimes,even war crimes as you have done,how are people allowed to carry on,with people like you dredging up the past,we can only learn by them. When this man comes out he will find a great change in the life he had and possibly will be treated by a leper,but I for one if He knocked on my door I would do the charitable christian thing and offer himm food and shelter

Old Nick said...

I don't know the man and if you understood how this blog works, you'd know that I do not judge any of the nominees.

Also, I don't nominate anyone personally - the names are sent in via e-mail or comments.

FYI the text sent in contained a reference to a Reading newspaper article from which the text was taken by CBM - and no, I have no idea who CBM really is any more than I know who you are!

Anonymous said...

Mr (well named) OLD NICK
Personally Im pleased that you dont know me,because I certainly would not want you as a friend,because with a friend like you who needs enemies,and quite honestly I have no desire to have anything to do with a person who will put in print and ask for votes on whether or not people like Mr Wallace should be condemned,burned or forgiven. I am sure that he has had to go through years of being isolated and also had a lot of soul searching since he has been incarcerated,and I have no doubt a lot of gibes from the inmates over the years,and no doubt to see the error of what he did.He will not be able to see his children,and maybe grandchildren now and the girls that he admitted he "sexually abused" or whatever are probably married themselves and are leading normal lives with their families. He will obviously have to report to the police when and if he comes out,and I suppose that he will no longer be a threat as he will be getting on in years as I suspect and will just want to live his few years in peace,but I suspect too that the outside world will be so different to the one he left.addition to my comments this is an evil site and one I am going to refrain from even looking at from now on and I hope it gets erased altogether.

Old Nick said...

It's not as evil as sites that praise people like Raoul Moate!

OLLIE BURTONS GRANDAD said...

Anonymous; its due to opinionated left wing sad bastards like you that scum like this get out so early.

Would you want him living next door to you then? Would you let him into your house, I think not. He is a dangerous pervert and deserves to Burn.

This is indeed a fine website.

Anonymous said...

a fine website. no I dont think so. Ithink it just a gossip site to slag people off. Yes, I probably would give this man house room seeing he probably has come out a better man than you. what have you got hidden in your skeleton cupboard? many people have. Its a pity only a few people get caught and people like you , inhobprobably get away with things hidden that you and oyhere would like to forget.... Dont be a biggamist.

Anonymous said...

read the last comment. I agree, a sad web site only to be read by sad people with nothing else to do but slag poeple off. I bet you have no life of even feelings connected to others. Just a selfish self cented person. get a life of your own ...

Old Nick said...

I think mean 'hypocrite'?

Old Nick said...

I don't make the nominations and no-one forced you to read them! And you are welcome to disagree - that's the whole point.

Anonymous said...

No life??? This comment coming from a person hell bent on protecting a peado!! On the sex offenders register for life!!! Thankyou for this info