Peep­ing Tom avoids jail on five tres­pass charges

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

A man ac­cused of a string of peep­ing Tom of­fences in Tom Price has re­ceived a sus­pended prison sen­tence.

For­mer lo­cal res­i­dent Day­mon Bruce Gille­spie, 47, was sen­tenced in Perth Mag­is­trate’s Court last month to eight months jail, sus­pended for one year, on four counts of tres­pass.

He was also given a one-year in­ten­sive su­per­vi­sion or­der on a fifth tres­pass charge.

Gille­spie had pre­vi­ously pleaded guilty to the of­fences.

The charges against him, which re­lated to four sep­a­rate in­ci­dents, stemmed from the Tom Price po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a lo­cal peep­ing Tom re­ported to be spy­ing on sin­gle women through win­dows or in yards nu­mer­ous times over the past three years.

Gille­spie was ar­rested in July when po­lice launched a cold case re­view of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion fol­low­ing a new re­port.

Tom Price po­lice Act­ing Sergeant Chris Mahr said the re­view had in­volved de­tailed work be­hind the scenes, es­pe­cially in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer First Class Con­sta­ble Trent Halliday, and their in­quiries had con­cluded.

He said they were pleased with the sen­tence given.

“It caused a lot of con­cern in town and a lot of sin­gle women felt un­safe,” Sgt Mahr said of the in­ci­dents.

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