TRAIN PERVERT

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

A MAN who made sex­ual ad­vances towards a 15-yearold girl on a train be­came the sub­ject of an ar­rest war­rant after he failed to ap­pear in Fre­man­tle Mag­is­trate’s Court.

Paul Read, 29, al­legedly told the teen she had “re­ally nice t*** for a 15-year-old” and that he would “like to see them”.

He then “rubbed his groin while main­tain­ing eye con­tact” with the girl, po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Act­ing Sergeant Keryn Turner told the court last week.

A strug­gle with tran­sit guards fol­lowed and Read was hand­cuffed un­til po­lice ar­rived.

The af­ter­noon in­ci­dent hap­pened near Cockburn on a Man­durah-bound train on July 4.

The court heard Read had an ex­ten­sive crim­i­nal his­tory which in­cluded “sex­ual of­fend­ing”.

He was con­victed in his ab­sence on charges of be­hav­ing in an of­fen­sive man­ner on a rail­way car­riage and ob­struct­ing an au­tho­rised per­son in the course of his du­ties.

Mag­is­trate Adam Hill­sWright im­posed fines to­talling $700 plus court costs of $225.90.

Read is still await­ing sen­tenc­ing on charges of ob­struct­ing po­lice and dis­or­derly be­hav­iour.

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