Jail for sex at­tack man

Fremantle Gazette - - OPINION -

A MAN has been sen­tenced to eight more months in prison af­ter he in­de­cently as­saulted a 92-year-old woman as she got off a bus.

Damien Ste­wart Thorne was sen­tenced on Tues­day at Fremantle Mag­is­trates court.

On May 18, the 92-year-old woman was get­ting off a bus in Palmyra when Thorne en­tered and blocked her path. He then grabbed her crotch and ver­bally abused her.

The Po­lice prose­cu­tor said Thorne then boarded the bus and ver­bally abused the bus driver as well as a cou­ple seated at the back.

The of­fence was com­mit­ted at a time when he was sub­ject to a sus­pended sen­tence over an­other mat­ter.

Mag­is­trate Peter Malone or­dered a fine of $1000 for the dis­or­derly con­duct and an ex­tra eight months in prison for the in­de­cent assault, on top of the 22 months he is al­ready serv­ing.

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