A man who dressed as a police officer and lured young boys into a school bathroom to sexually assault them is now living opposite a primary school.
Shannon Norgate,22, was convicted of assaulting two young boys in a school bathroom in Gladstone, Australia, in 2019.
The 22-year-old pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years’ probation and a three years’ good behaviour bond, 9 News reports.
He was tracked down by reporters to an address in Brisbane, just 30 meters away from the school.
In an alarming interview Norgate described himself as “dangerous”.
Norgate was asked whether his probation conditions restricted him from living near a school.
He said “no” but said corrective services had recently directed him to relocate.
“They’ve pretty much said that it’s not just for my safety but for other people’s safety because I’m pretty much known as a very violent and dangerous person,” he said.
“I’m pretty well controlled on medications at the moment, so I’m actually pretty high right now.”
Norgate said the private boarding house was the only accommodation available to him, but was trying to move to another address.
“This is the only address I could literally come to, this is the only place that had a vacancy, so that’s not my problem,” he said.
Local politician Deb Frecklington said when she was informed of Norgate’s place of residence she was appalled.
“This is disgusting. It’s horrifying and I’ve just got shivers down my spine to think that this type of person is living within range of children,” she said.