Pair charged over ex­plicit pho­tos of coun­cil­lor

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - ELIS­A­BETH CHAM­PION

A MIS­SION Beach hus­band and wife are fac­ing mul­ti­ple charges af­ter al­legedly shar­ing ex­plicit pho­to­graphs of a Cas­sowary Coast coun­cil­lor.

Steven and Ju­lianne Too­good faced Innisfail Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day charged jointly with un­law­ful stalk­ing and dis­tribut­ing pro­hib­ited vis­ual record­ings.

Mrs Too­good is also charged with two counts of as­sault­ing or ob­struct­ing po­lice.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tors told the court the charges re­lated to the dis­tri­bu­tion of ex- plicit images of for­mer Cas­sowary Coast deputy mayor, now coun­cil­lor Rick Tay­lor.

Derek Perkins of Queens­land Lawyers, act­ing for Mrs Too­good, ap­plied for an ad­journ­ment for case con­fer­enc­ing.

The pair re­main un­der strict bail con­di­tions to not con­tact Cr Tay­lor or his fam­ily, not to con­tact staff of Cas­sowary Coast Re­gional Coun­cil in re­gards to Cr Tay­lor and not to use the in­ter­net to com­mu­ni­cate with, pub­lish pic­tures of or make com­ments about Cr Tay­lor with any­one other than in­ves­tiga­tive bod­ies.

Mag­is­trate Cathy McLen­nan said the bail con­di­tions were un­usual, and she made mi­nor amend­ments to en­sure they were very clear to all par­ties.

Mr Too­good, who chose to rep­re­sent him­self, told the mag­is­trate there were two cur­rent in­ves­ti­ga­tions by the Queens­land Om­buds­man and by the Of­fice of In­for­ma­tion com­mis­sioner.

Out­side court, Cas­sowary Coast Re­gional Coun­cil de­nied any such in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The Queens­land Om­buds­man said it was un­able to con­firm whether an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was un­der way.

The case was ad­journed un­til July 31.

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