A convicted murderer given good behaviour bond for failing to report contact with a teen girl in Wagga

A CONVICTED murderer living in Wagga has been placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond for failing to tell police about contact with a 15-year-old girl.

By not reporting contact with the teenager, the man failed to comply with his reporting conditions under the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act.

In 1991, the man was jailed for 15 years, with another five years on parole, the murder of a 17-year-old girl.

The teenager’s decomposed body was found in a bathtub in a house in a Sydney suburb.

The Crown alleged the man forced the girl at knifepoint to have sex with him before strangling her.

The sentencing judge called the crime a brutal murder.

Police facts tendered to Wagga Local Court on Wednesday said part of the man’s reporting obligations were to provide all details of any contact with a child should they befriend him and details relating to any social media profiles.

The facts said a 15-year-old girl had made contact with the man, which he did not report to police, and he had a Facebook profile.

The man’s solicitor, David Barron, told magistrate Michael Crompton his client had not sought the contact and it involved only the girl asking him for cigarettes on a couple of occasions.

“There is no relationship between them, he spoke to her a couple of times,” Mr Barron said.

Mr Barron said the man moved to Wagga about three years ago, was employed and was considered a reliable and hard-working employee.