Accused Gympie rapist could get second shot at bail

AN ACCUSED Gympie rapist and drug addict may get a second shot at bail if he can get admitted to a drug rehabilitation facility.

The 26-year-old man, who cannot be named, had his bail revoked in Brisbane Supreme Court and was sent back to jail.

The court heard the man had a "problem with methylamphetamines” that had caused him to breach bail conditions.

But Justice Martin Burns said if the man was accepted into a rehab facility he may be able to apply for bail again.

"I'm not saying the court will grant him bail but (acceptance into rehab) would give him some chance of getting bail again,” he said.

The man is yet to enter a plea but the court heard if the man pleads not guilty a trial is unlikely to occur until next year.

- NewsRegional



‘OBLITERATED’: Driver cut from car near Gympie

Premium Content ‘OBLITERATED’: Driver cut from car near Gympie

The crash just north of Gympie on the Bruce Highway involved two drivers, and a...

Construction starts on controversial hinterland servo

Premium Content Construction starts on controversial hinterland servo

Signs go up in the town voicing strong opposition to the project

The 42 men and women facing Gympie court today

Premium Content The 42 men and women facing Gympie court today

The full list of people facing Gympie Magistrates Court today