Jeffrey ‘Joffa’ Corfe, former leader of the Collingwood Cheer Squad, admits to sexually abusing a teenager

Horrifying truth behind Joffa, the AFL superfan: Collingwood’s cheer squad chief admits to sexually abusing a teenager – as his brave victim prepares to speak out

  • Superfan Jeffrey “Joffa” Corfe has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy
  • The 62-year-old appeared before Melbourne County Court via video link
  • The former leader of the Collingwood Cheer Squad will appear in person for his request

Collingwood AFL superfan and former Cheer Squad leader Jeffrey ‘Joffa’ Corfe has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenager.

The 62-year-old was charged with sexually penetrating a child under the age of 16 in connection with the abuse of a 14-year-old at his then home in Coburg, north Melbourne, in 2005.

He officially pleaded guilty to the charges brought during a hearing in Melbourne District Court.

Jeff Corte, 62, has been charged with sexually penetrating a child under the age of 16 in connection with the 2005 abuse of a 14-year-old at his then home in Coburg, north Melbourne

Jeff Corte, 62, has been charged with sexually penetrating a child under the age of 16 in connection with the 2005 abuse of a 14-year-old at his then home in Coburg, north Melbourne

Corfe appeared via video link and coughed during Wednesday’s brief hearing.

Judge Gerard Mullaly extended his bail until February but advised him to appear in person for his plea.

The Collingwood icon had previously denied the allegations when she was charged in May 2021 but pleaded guilty after a series of hearings over the past week.

Corfe also filed a criminal complaint if he were to admit the only charge, the Herald Sun reported.

The court heard Corfe was 44 at the time of the crime and communicated with the teenager via email and MSN Messenger.

He allegedly used an alias, claimed he was 30, and invited the boy to his home for oral sex.

“Do you still like getting head and how do you look champion?” Corfe reportedly wrote in a message to the boy.

The teenager went to Corfe’s home after the Collingwood superfan sent him his address.

The boy was “significantly traumatized” by the attack, the court heard, the Herald Sun reported.

Corfe’s attorney, Christopher Terry, called for a “merciful” punishment for his client, arguing the superfan suffers from ill health, a “distorted” upbringing and has made a great contribution to society.

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‘Joffa’ looks on during a training session in Collingwood in 2018

Judge Gerard Mullaly accepted a submission by his attorney, Christopher Terry, that a full prison sentence was an appropriate punishment for his crime.

The complainant will appear in person and intended to read his victim impact statement directly to Corfe, prosecutor Matt Cookson said in court Wednesday.

Corfe’s attorney, Christopher Terry, told the court his client had health problems but would attend Melbourne court if necessary.

Corfe is due to fly to Melbourne in February for a pre-sentencing hearing, where his victim will have an opportunity to read a statement describing the impact the crime had on his life.

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