Mandurah: jail for convicted paedophile for breaching bail conditions, assaulting partner, breaking into home and failing drug test

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A CONVICTED paedophile who was released back into the community ignored his bail conditions and broke into a home, it was heard in Mandurah Magistrates Court last Friday.

The accused, who cannot be named to protect his victim, was convicted in 2016 of indecently dealing with his stepchild in 2014.

It was heard in Perth Distict Court, a week earlier, that the accused touched the eight-year-old victim’s genitals through her pyjamas, while lying next to the victim in her bed.

On September 6, 2016, in relation to this incident, he was sentenced to 15 months in prison, which was suspended for 15 months.

Upon his release, the accused was ordered to abstain from illegal drugs, to report to sex offender management squad officers weekly, and attend a cognitive intervention program for sex offenders and the sex offender treatment program.

In November, the accused went on to a Silver Sands property and used the external tap.

He then broke in via a bathroom window which set off the internal alarm.

When he was arrested by police he told them he was going to take food from the fridge.

On February 28 this year, the accused became involved in a verbal argument with his partner.

She was lying in bed at the time, where he kicked her in the head and back until she got out of bed.

He pushed her with both hands causing her to fall to the floor.

She tried to crawl back into the bedroom to get some clothing, as she was crawling, when the accused slammed the bedroom door twice on her foot.

He grabbed her by the hair and pulled her out of the bedroom.

He then threw clothing at her, which she put on and then ran to the neighbour’s house.

On April 13, the accused did not report to sex offender management squad officers.

Three days later he was arrested at the address of the female victim he attacked in February, who as part of his bail conditions, he was not allowed to approach.

Drug testing of the offender from September, 2016 to February also showed he had been using methamphetamine and cannabis.

On October 13, in Perth Magistrates Court, the accused was sentenced to six months in prison for breaching the suspended imprisonment order, assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and breach of bail.

At Mandurah Magistrates Court on October 20, the accused was sentenced to an extra two months in prison for breach of bail, breaching protective bail conditions, failing to comply with reporting obligations and home burglary with intent.

He was sentenced while appearing via videolink from Casuarina Prison.

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