Thursday, May 25, 2006

Queensland Sex Crimes Last Week

Queensland, AU

1. An early morning jogger was sexually attacked while running along a Brisbane street last week. A man tackled the 36-year-old woman from behind and forced her behind a parked car on Davis RD at Ashgrove, in the city's inner west.

A police spokesman said the offender tried to muffle the woman's cries for help, but eventually let her go after she screamed. He was last seen running into Milpera St. The man is described as in his 30s Caucasian with a fit, muscular build, short , piky light brown/ginger colored hair and a three-day facial hair growth.

2. In the city's outer west, a girl was indecently assaulted as he walked to school. The girl, 12, was walking across the Powenyenna sports oval toward Oxley Rd at chelmer when a man approached her from behind about 8:20 am. She told the police he put his arm around her neck and put his hands into the back pockets of her trackpants. She struggled free and ran to school The offender was aged 16 to 20 and 170-175cm tall, and wore a grey duffle coat, with a hood over his head, and beige trousers.

3. A Queensland police officer stationed in a rural area is under investigation over allegations he sexually assaulted a woman while she was unconscious. The incident allegedly occurred early yesterday morning in the private vehicle of the off-duty police officer, who cannot be identified for legal reason.

It was understood the woman, who was drinking with friend at a hotel on Thursday night, previously rejected the officer's advances. Both women have provided police with blood tests to ascertain whether their drink had been spiked. The sources said the women had difficulty recalling what happened through the night, with their last clear recollection being at the hotel where they drank three or four wines.

It is understood the friend of the woman told police that she woke up in the back seat of the officer's car early yesterday and allegedly saw him fondling her friend who was unconscious in the front seat. The friend allegedly was physically incapacitated and unable to move. The officer then allegedly dropped her at the gate of her family's property. The officer allegedly dropped of the other woman at their home hours later.

4. A judge has agreed not to record a conviction against a man caught with child pronography partly because of the onerous nature of the reporting conditions he was told the man would be obliged to follow. Computer programmer Rober John Crane, 35, pleaded guilty to possessing six images - contained on discs foun at his Bribie Island home last year - when he faced Brisbane District Court yesterday.

Some images depicted young girl undressing, other showed a girl being indecently touched. Defence counsel Frank Martin urged Judge Tony Skoien not to record a conviction against Crane - because it could impact on his ability to travel overseas for work and would man he must report his whereabouts to police of the next eight years. Judge Skoien fined him $2500 and allowed him three months to pay.

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