Man to stand trial over robbery of aging sex worker

DUDDLEY Waterton has been committed to stand trial over the robbery of an aging sex worker, who was allegedly held down while two men took her earnings at a Hervey Bay motel.

Appearing via video link in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court, Waterton waved both his middle fingers at the camera, swore and protested his innocence as the charge was read out.

Having already been warned to put his hands down and be quiet, Waterton continued to talk over Magistrate Graeme Tatnell, even making a jibe about "the person who done it" - co-accused Jason Bowley - being bailed on the same charge.

Waterton was on parole when he and Bowley allegedly arranged to meet with a 64-year-old sex worker at the Pine Lodge Motel on the Esplanade last November.

Once there, they allegedly restrained her and robbed her of several hundred dollars before fleeing.

Bowley was originally given bail due to his lack of criminal history.

Waterton was returned to prison for allegedly breaching his parole, but has since been remanded in custody on unrelated charges.

Hervey Bay Police Prosecutor Sergeant Jeanette Grigoris tendered a number of files including a series of gaming vouchers from a Hervey Bay pub, CCTV footage and police photo boards as evidence.

Waterton continued to complain and insist he "didn't do nothing" until the link was cut.

He will front the Hervey Bay District Court on a date to be set.



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