September 24, 2018 15:39:07

One in all Tasmania’s most violent and sadistic criminals is again behind bars after solely three months, on account of an alleged assault on a lady he met via an internet courting website.

Jamie John Curtis is again in jail indefinitely, with police telling the Magistrates Court docket in Hobart they’re anxious he’ll kill his new girlfriend.

Police alleged Curtis had assaulted the north-west lady he met on-line six weeks in the past, however they haven’t charged him.

However his parole was breached when police in Burnie utilized for the restraining order on account of the alleged assault.

The now 63-year-old was launched in June after serving 32 years for the repeated rape and torture of a 19-year-old lady and the homicide of her fiance.

He has been dwelling and dealing in Sandy Bay since.

The 52-year-old lady had taken prolonged depart from her job to spend time with Curtis and had been dwelling in his Sandy Bay flat for the previous three weeks.

In line with the courtroom paperwork, that’s when her household turned anxious.

“[Her] household has been unable to contact [her] throughout this time by way of telephone name or textual content message, which they state may be very uncommon for her,” the paperwork learn.

“The members of the family imagine [she] is beneath a stage of concern or coercion within the relationship.”

Police advised the courtroom that they acquired info from the girl’s household final week that she had been assaulted by Curtis.

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The papers lodged with the courtroom element a big bruise and swelling to the girl’s proper cheek and jaw and swelling round her proper eye.

In line with the paperwork lodged with the courtroom, the girl advised members of the family Curtis had “flipped out” when she mentioned she needed to go, telling her “do you assume I am that f***ing foolish, you are not leaving”.

However the lady refused to assist police — so officers took motion themselves, efficiently making use of for the restraining order.

Papers lodged with the courtroom as a part of the restraint order software learn:

“I imagine the respondent [Curtis] is more likely to additional assault, trigger serous damage or demise to the protected social gathering if his present behaviour continues.”

“In his brief time on parole, proof was offered to police that he’s seemingly accountable for an assault on the protected social gathering. It seems that the respondent nonetheless holds a propensity for violence.

“I imagine her security is in danger is exacerbated by the protected social gathering’s evasive and unwilling nature to have interaction with police as to the character of her relationship with the respondent or the reason for the accidents she has sustained.

“I imagine that this software for this restraint order is time delicate and the protected social gathering is at excessive threat.”

The restraint order was granted by the courtroom and can keep in place till midnight on September 19 subsequent yr.

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The household of Curtis’ earlier victims mentioned on the time he was paroled that he ought to by no means be launched.

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Curtis, then aged 30, and a teenaged co-offender compelled their manner into the Glenorchy dwelling of their 19-year-old sufferer in February 1986, repeatedly raping and torturing her and her 22-year-old fiance Dean Allie inside their dwelling over 12 hours.

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They then drove the couple to Gretna the place they stabbed Mr Allie 12 occasions.

Curtis was arrested on the scene.

In sentencing, then Chief Justice William Cox mentioned Curtis’ conduct was a “sustained course of brutal abduction, assault, sexual abuse and finally homicide” over a interval of 12 hours.

Chief Justice Cox famous the conduct was “unprovoked, brutal, extended, indiscriminate and callous”.

“Within the scale of seriousness of prison conduct culminating in homicide, this case ranks amongst the worst one is more likely to encounter,” he mentioned.

He mentioned Curtis represented a severe hazard to the group particularly when intoxicated which warranted safety of the general public from him for the remainder of his life.

The psychological evaluation of Curtis in 2016, when he unsuccessfully utilized for parole, concluded that there was clear proof of character dysfunction with a excessive variety of psychopathic traits.

In its resolution to launch him this yr, the parole board commented that Curtis’s treating psychologist famous {that a} character dysfunction is enduring and primarily a manner of being and due to this fact can’t be cured.







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