FAILURE TO DISPOSE: A Gympie man has been jailed for indecency, drug possession and failing to dispose of a used needle and syringe as required.
FAILURE TO DISPOSE: A Gympie man has been jailed for indecency, drug possession and failing to dispose of a used needle and syringe as required.

Gympie man jailed for indecency, trespass and drugs

A GYMPIE man who pleaded guilty to multiple charges of public indecency has been jailed for nine months in Gympie Magistrates Court.

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The man, John Paul Birch, 47, also pleaded guilty to possessing a dangerous drug on May 4, 2018 and more recently, failing to properly dispose of a needle and syringe and trespassing on business premises on April 2 this year and producing a dangerous drug on April 11.

The indecent acts were committed on May 4 2018 and January 30, April 16, July 31 and November 2 and 6, 2019 as well as April 20, 2020, the court was told.

Birch appeared in custody and the court was told his offences breached his bail and a suspended jail sentence imposed on November 18.

Birch was jailed for nine months and will be due for parole release on July 10, allowing for 18 days in pre-sentence custody.

Gympie Times


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