Offender lives with kids

AN offender required to report regularly to police moved to Bundaberg and lived with three children for almost six months before turning himself in, a court was told.

Allan John Treloar, 43, of Bucca, handed himself in to the Bundaberg Police Station on June 23 this year, six months after moving to the area from Ayr.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Fiona Ward said Treloar admitted he had been in town since December and had been living with three children.

He said at the time of signing, he fully understood the conditions of being a reportable offender, which included notifying police of moving.

“This is a serious breach of reportable offender conditions,” Snr Const. Ward said.

Defence lawyer Thomas Bray said his client was living with his partner and her family.

“The family were aware of that entry on his history and were agreeable to him residing there,” Mr Bray said.

The defence said Treloar was now living at Bucca with his partner, her daughter and her partner, and their two teenage children.

“He has admitted this is another entry of failing to report,” Mr Bray said.

Treloar pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to comply with reporting conditions.

The court was told Treloar became a reportable offender after a relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

He was sentenced for the offence in Townsville District Court on March 23, 2007.

Mr Bray said Treloar had epilepsy and cared for his partner, who had a more serious type of the same condition.

“He is somebody who spends a lot of his time caring for his partner,” the defence said.

Magistrate Jennifer Batts said she took Treloar's previous history and early plea of guilty into account when making her sentence decision.

“It is in everyone's interest you be supervised in the community,” Ms Batts told the defendant.

She sentenced Treloar to nine months' probation.

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