Suspended jail term for assault
A MAN, 27, who assaulted two older women was sentenced to a suspended term of imprisonment and placed on probation for 12 months. Gympie Magistrates Court heard Cam Robert Huskisson committed the offence at Cooktown in July 2009.
He was to appear in Gympie Magistrates Court in December but failed to appear because of a clerical mix up.
He was located in September when police attended a Lawrence Street unit for another matter.
According to his bail conditions, Huskisson was to abstain from alcohol but when police found him he was heavily intoxicated.
He was arrested and charged with breaching bail as well as the original offences of common assault of a 49-year-old woman and serious assault of a person over 60 years (a 71-year-old grandmother).
He was sentenced to two months jail suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay $700 compensation to his victims.