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Daniel McQuilton: I’ve had enough jail

24 Apr 2014, midnight

A SUPERVISED sex offender who removed his electronic tracking device told Corrective Services staff “I’m not going back to jail” when they urged him to hand himself in.

Corrective Services was able to make contact with Daniel Anthony McQuilton after he removed the monitoring device in central Sydney last Wednesday, triggering an alarm.

He admitted to them that he had removed the device.

When staff encouraged him to return he told them: “It is not living on this order and I’m not doing it any more. I’ve had enough.”

McQuilton, who is classified a high-risk sex offender, later car-jacked a woman in Bondi Junction and fled in her stolen Mitsubishi Lancer to Wodonga, where he lost control of the car and hit a tree in London Road in the early hours of Good Friday.

Soon after he handed himself in to police at Wodonga.

McQuilton did not apply for bail when he appeared in Albury Local Court yesterday after his extradition from Victoria to NSW on Tuesday.

He entered guilty pleas to three counts of failing to comply with a supervision order, assault with intent to take a motor vehicle, not giving details to owner of damaged property and failing to stop when pursued by police.

He is yet to enter a plea to a charge of unlicensed driving.

McQuilton was jailed in 2009 for three years over the sexual assault and bashing of a Wodonga dancer in Young Street, Albury, in 2008.

In January, the Supreme Court placed him on an extended supervision order for two years and six months, requiring him to wear the tracking device.

Magistrate Tony Murray adjourned the matters for sentencing in Sydney on June 11.

He ordered a psychiatric assessment of McQuilton.

Guilty plea for sex attack accused

Posted 25 Nov 2008, 11:14am

A man has pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault after a dance student was attacked in Albury in July.

Daniel Anthony McQuilton, 21, of Tangambalanga, has appeared in the Albury Local Court.

A statement tendered to the court alleges McQuilton approached a woman from behind as she went to her car in the Crisp Street car park and grabbed her by the face, saying he was not going to hurt her.

It said the woman struggled and McQuilton punched her once to the head area and then sexually assaulted her.

The statement alleges the woman fell to the ground and McQuilton kneed her once in the face before she ran away. McQuilton turned himself in to police five days later.

The statement says he later expressed remorse and said it was a spur of the moment decision resulting from a frustration with women.

He has been remanded in custody and will return to court in February.


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Sex offender Murray John Winder pleads not guilty to removing GPS tracking device

Posted 3 hours 20 minutes ago

A dangerous sex offender has pleaded not guilty to removing a GPS tracking device, telling police it fell off after he accidentally hit it with a tomahawk.

Murray John Winder, from Carnarvon, WA, was released from prison in 2011 after serving time for rape and child sex offences.

The 55-year-old appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court today via video-link.

Winder had been ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device at all times as part of his release conditions.

The device was tampered with earlier this month and Winder failed three times to attend Community Corrections meetings when ordered to.

When he did attend, he told police the device had fallen off his ankle after he accidentally hit it with a tomahawk.

Police told the court it looked like Winder had used a small tool to remove the device.

Winder is due back in court in August before a trial date is set.

Rapist ‘removed GPS tracker’

A dangerous sex offender was arrested in Carnarvon this week after he allegedly removed his GPS monitoring device.

Murray John Winder, 55, whose record includes rape and child sex offences, was released on a 10-year supervision order by a Perth judge in 2011.

In his ruling, Justice John McKechnie noted Winder had a “mild mental disability.”

The judge said he was satisfied the risk of releasing Winder into the community could be “adequately managed” by a supervision order.

One of the conditions of the supervision order was that he wore a GPS monitoring device at all times.

Winder has been living with his sister in Carnarvon.

Carnarvon police arrested him on Wednesday after allegedly discovering he had removed the monitoring device from his ankle.

He appeared in Carnarvon Magistrate’s Court yesterday and was remanded to Greenough Regional Prison, near Geraldton.

It is understood he will appear in court via video link next week charged with contravening his supervision order


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