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Aussie Man Sentenced To Jail For Punching Convicted Child Sex Offender In Prison

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Aussie Man Sentenced To Jail For Punching Convicted Child Sex Offender In Prison

An Australian man has been sentenced to two and a half years behind bars for assaulting a fellow prisoner.

Leonard Janes Stanley was in the watch-house at Hervey Bay Police Station last year when another inmate was placed in his cell.

The 33-year-old engaged in a conversation with the new housemate and he learned the man was a convicted child sex offender.

According to The Townsville Bulletin, CCTV vision captured the moment Stanley was standing in the cell and blocking the offender from getting past him.

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Stanley then clocked the inmate in the face, causing him to fall backwards and hit the toilet before he landed on the ground.

"They put me in a cell with him - what did they think was going to happen?" he reportedly said.

The inmate required surgery after the attack and Stanley was charged with one count of grievous bodily harm.

It's taken nearly a year before a result has been handed down and the court heard how Stanley suffered from drug and violence issues in the past.

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The case was held up by coronavirus restrictions, however Hervey Bay District Court was told how the 33-year-old was just two months into a parole period when the attack on the inmate happened.

In the time since the assault happened in June last year, Stanley has attended a substance abuse and a resilience course.

He pleaded guilty to the one charge and has been sentenced to two and a half years behind bars. He will be eligible for parole on October 18 this year.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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