Sex offender back in jail after probation breach

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  • Andre Castle: six-month sentence (File photograph)

    Andre Castle: six-month sentence (File photograph)


A man who was jailed for five years for sexually assaulting a woman in 2009 has been sent back to prison after breaching his probation order.

Andre Castle was sentenced to a further six months behind bars after he fell off the probation service’s radar 30 months into the 36-month order.

The 30-year-old was released from the initial five-year sentence in 2012 and fell behind with the conditions of his probation order before “going Awol”.

The authorities eventually caught up with him last month, when he admitted stealing a purse from a primary school teacher and was jailed for a month.

At Supreme Court on Monday, Castle apologised for breaching the order and asked for a chance to prove himself.

But Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves said the defendant continued to be a “real risk to the ladies in the community” while imposing an immediate six-month sentence.

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Published May 24, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated May 24, 2017 at 1:13 am)

Sex offender back in jail after probation breach

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