Accused Facebook vandal in court

THE man accused of defacing tribute sites of two dead children, including Bundaberg girl Trinity Bates, has allegedly breached his bail undertaking.

Bradley Paul Hampson, 29, of Southport, was charged by Gold Coast police and State Crime Operations Command's Taskforce Argos with three counts of breach of bail yesterday afternoon.

The NewsMail understands Hampson accessed online dating websites, even though he was banned from using the internet as a strict condition of his bail.

It is alleged that Hampson accessed websites including swingers site hotpie.com.au and dating site adultmatchmaker.com.

He is facing charges of using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence and possessing child exploitation material.

Police allege Hampson defaced memorial pages devoted to eight-year-old Bundaberg girl Trinity and 12-year-old slain Brisbane student Elliott Fletcher.

The pages were flooded with graphic images of bestiality, child pornography and violence.

He is expected to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

Hampson, the first man ever to be charged with Facebook vandalism in Queensland, has denied any contribution to the online attacks.

He is due to face court on the original charges next month at Brisbane Magistrates Court.



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