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Newcastle musician Daniel "Jimmy" Hanson pleads guilty to sexually and indecently assaulting 14 teenage girls and young women

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By Sam Rigney
Updated November 12 2020 - 1:03am, first published November 11 2020 - 6:30pm
GUILTY: Former musician Daniel "Jimmy" Hanson has pleaded guilty to sexually and indecently assaulting 14 teenage girls and young women.

HE styled himself as "Jimmy Beloved", the frontman of Newcastle screamo/electronica band Falling for Beloved and used his status as a musician to meet, groom and then sexually abuse more than a dozen girls aged between 12 and 16 over a nine-year period.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.