Man who sexually assaulted Queensland aged care home resident free after 125 days’ jail

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A known sex offender, who pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault on a woman in an aged care home in the South Burnett region, 267km north-west of Brisbane CBD, served just 125 days in jail.

Bruce Taylor, 81, was sentenced to 12 years in jail for serious sexual offences, including the rape of a child, in Mount Isa in 2012.

He was given parole in May 2019 and within a year he was charged, in February, with two counts of sexual assault of a woman in an aged care facility in South Burnett.

 Judge Glenn Cash QC, sitting in Kingaroy District Court, sentenced Taylor to two year’s imprisonment on the two offences, to be suspended after 125 days.

As Taylor, who said he intended to return to Kingaroy, had already served 125 days in custody, he was eligible for release on the day of the sentence.  He appeared via video link from prison, with his walker visible in the cell.


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