Man jailed for breach­ing con­di­tions

South Western Times - - News - Kate Field­ing

A man who was handed a sus­pended jail term for film­ing up the skirts of women and one child at a Bun­bury shop­ping cen­tre has been re-sen­tenced af­ter breach­ing his re­port­ing con­di­tions.

Carl Dou­glas Wright, 26, was sen­tenced in Bun­bury Dis­trict Court in 2016 af­ter he was found with 40 child ex­ploita­tion images and 26 videos show­ing the un­der­wear of women on his mo­bile phone. The images and videos were of fe­males who were shop­ping at Bun­bury Cen­tre­point Shop­ping Cen­tre in Novem­ber 2014.

Wright was sen­tenced to 12 months jail, but the term was sus­pended for two years with pro­gram and su­per­vi­sion con­di­tions.

Wright breached the sen­tence by fail­ing to ap­pear at a sched­uled meet­ing on Novem­ber 13 last year and fail­ing to com­ply with sev­eral other re­port­ing con­di­tions un­til he was even­tu­ally ar­rested by po­lice on March 29. At one point, Wright even moved to South Aus­tralia due to com­mu­nity back­lash re­gard­ing his of­fend­ing, de­spite not be­ing al­lowed to leave the State.

He later re­turned to Western Aus­tralia and was is­sued with a fi­nal warn­ing about his re­port­ing.

Wright has since also been charged with three counts of pos­sess­ing cannabis, three counts of pos­sess­ing drug para­pher­na­lia and breach­ing bail.

Wright appeared in Bun­bury Dis­trict Court again on Mon­day when he was re-sen­tenced.

De­fence lawyer Fiona Walsh said Wright started out well on the sus­pended or­der but was later the tar­get of “vig­i­lante re­crim­i­na­tions”.

Ms Walsh said Wright re­lapsed into drug use, be­came home­less and started in­ject­ing metham­phetamine, but had at­tempted to reen­gage with his re­port­ing obli­ga­tions. Judge Bruce Goetze said a pre-sen­tence re­port raised con­cerns over Wright’s ca­pac­ity to com­ply with con­di­tions of a fur­ther or­der and if re­leased, needed fur­ther treat­ment needs.

Judge Goetze warned Wright that he had to get back on his an­tide­pres­sant med­i­ca­tion and make steps on his plans to or­gan­ise res­i­den­tial re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

Tak­ing into ac­count that Wright had spent 243 days in cus­tody since be­ing ar­rested, Judge Goetze sen­tenced him to a fur­ther four months be­hind bars and made him el­i­gi­ble for pa­role.

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