A perverted fisherman used flash boats to lure teenagers onboard and then sexually assaulted them – Daily Mail

Perverted sea captain used his luxury cruisers to lure teenage boys on board with the promise of deep-sea fishing with the rich and famous – but instead he sexually assaulted them

  • Daniel Curmi, 39, of Keilor Downs lured teens off Facebook and abused them
  • Curmi was a skipper for a boating company specialising in luxury cruisers
  • Curmi still lived with his parents when he committed the sexual assaults¬†
  • He confessed to police the moment they turned up on his doorstep¬†

A depraved sea captain used his position with a fancy cruiser company to lure bright-eyed teens into a perverted deep sea nightmare. 

Daniel Curmi, 39, of Keilor Downs – in Melbourne‘s west – was cruising the open seas and rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous when his vile sexual urges took a hold and ultimately sunk him.¬†

He now faces years in jail after pleading guilty to four sex assault charges on teenage boys, including one charge of rape. 

Daniel Curmi, 39, of Keilor Downs, gives the thumbs up while at the helm of a large cruiser. He had been an employee at the company for three years when he began luring in boys and sexually assaulting them

Daniel Curmi, 39, of Keilor Downs, gives the thumbs up while at the helm of a large cruiser. He had been an employee at the company for three years when he began luring in boys and sexually assaulting them

Daniel Curmi, 39, of Keilor Downs, gives the thumbs up while at the helm of a large cruiser. He had been an employee at the company for three years when he began luring in boys and sexually assaulting them

Groups enjoy a sunny day out on the ocean in one of Pleasure Cruising Club's  cruisers. Daniel Curmi would sexually assault his young employees while uncovering the vessels

Groups enjoy a sunny day out on the ocean in one of Pleasure Cruising Club's  cruisers. Daniel Curmi would sexually assault his young employees while uncovering the vessels

Groups enjoy a sunny day out on the ocean in one of Pleasure Cruising Club’s¬† cruisers. Daniel Curmi would sexually assault his young employees while uncovering the vessels

It was just weeks before Christmas in 2016 when the porky predator pounced on his unsuspecting victim, whom he had lured into his web via Facebook. 

Curmi had been a manager and skipper for Pleasure Cruising Club – a members only charter company catering to Melbourne’s elite.¬†

Based in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct, the company boasts access to Miami Vice-style vessels sporting names such as ‘Reckless’, ‘The Show Pony’ and ‘The Dazzler’.¬†

Images on the company’s Facebook page show Curmi enjoying his time at sea, catching fish, cooking up a storm and piloting a large vessel.¬†¬†

Each of his three victims had been keen anglers, which Curmi used to his advantage as the company had been looking to expand its fishing charter business.

Curmi hired two young brothers to work as his helpers and it wasn’t long before he let his real motives for hiring the boys known.¬†

Sex creep Daniel Curmi cooks up a storm on one of the fancy cruisers he used to work on. He now faces a stint in jail after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting three teens

Sex creep Daniel Curmi cooks up a storm on one of the fancy cruisers he used to work on. He now faces a stint in jail after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting three teens

Sex creep Daniel Curmi cooks up a storm on one of the fancy cruisers he used to work on. He now faces a stint in jail after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting three teens

Daniel Curmi hangs onto a snapper caught on one of the cruisers he used to captain. He was later exposed to be a sexual predator who molested teens who worked with him

Daniel Curmi hangs onto a snapper caught on one of the cruisers he used to captain. He was later exposed to be a sexual predator who molested teens who worked with him

Daniel Curmi hangs onto a snapper caught on one of the cruisers he used to captain. He was later exposed to be a sexual predator who molested teens who worked with him

While taking the covers off one of the company’s Mustang cruisers, he grabbed at the older brother’s genitals.¬†

The child would later tell police Curmi had done so more than a dozen times. 

In early January 2017, the teen was onboard ‘The Dazzler’ when Curmi brazenly raped him.¬†

The brave teen sat with his parents in the County Court of Victoria as his ordeal was recounted by a prosecutor. 

The court heard Curmi had also assaulted the teen’s little brother just weeks earlier, squeezing his genitals too.¬†

He had also bombarded him with lewd text messages and asked him to stay the night with him. 

Curmi’s third victim had been the son of his supposed mates.¬†

But he treated the teenager no better, asking him to trade nude photos and to show him his genitals. 

The court heard Curmi asked the teen to spend the night with him on one of his boss’s cruisers where they could watch porn together.¬†

In early January 2017, a teen was onboard 'The Dazzler' when Daniel Curmi brazenly raped him. Curmi later claimed he had been depressed and bullied for most of his life

In early January 2017, a teen was onboard 'The Dazzler' when Daniel Curmi brazenly raped him. Curmi later claimed he had been depressed and bullied for most of his life

In early January 2017, a teen was onboard ‘The Dazzler’ when Daniel Curmi brazenly raped him. Curmi later claimed he had been depressed and bullied for most of his life

Onboard one of Pleasure Cruising Club's luxurious cruisers. Daniel Curmi had been a skipper for the company

Onboard one of Pleasure Cruising Club's luxurious cruisers. Daniel Curmi had been a skipper for the company

Onboard one of Pleasure Cruising Club’s luxurious cruisers. Daniel Curmi had been a skipper for the company

"The Boss": another of Pleasure Cruising Company's large cruisers it markets out to Melbourne's elite. Daniel Curmi had worked at the company for three years

"The Boss": another of Pleasure Cruising Company's large cruisers it markets out to Melbourne's elite. Daniel Curmi had worked at the company for three years

“The Boss”: another of Pleasure Cruising Company’s large cruisers it markets out to Melbourne’s elite. Daniel Curmi had worked at the company for three years

He later assaulted the child while he was learning to drive one of the luxury cruisers. 

By June that year, Curmi had been arrested. 

‘I know I shouldn’t have touched a minor,’ he told detectives.¬†

Curmi proceeded to spill the beans on all of his depraved sexual exploits with the children and even dobbed himself in for crimes that had not been reported. 

He has pleaded guilty to a charge of rape and three more of committing indecent acts with children under 16. 

Curmi’s barrister Daniel Porceddu said his client had been more than co-operative with police and had offered to plead guilty to the charges before police had even compiled a brief of evidence.¬†

He said Curmi cried throughout his police interviews and had expressed remorse for his behaviour. 

Curmi had since undergone psychiatric treatment. 

Mr Porceddu asked Judge Liz Gaynor not to jail Curmi, arguing he did not need to be specifically deterred from reoffending. 

But prosecutors disagreed, declaring an immediate  jail term was appropriate. 

Curmi will be sentenced on June 11.  

 

 

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