Stalker to spend Christmas in jail

STALKING a 16-year-old girl has led Adam James Jaenke into jail.

The 37-year-old disability pensioner will spend Christmas behind bars after pleading guilty in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court to stalking and trespassing.

The court heard Jaenke, who has a history of similar offences, was on probation when he made the unwelcome visits to a Urangan caravan park on September 23.

He loitered around the pool area chatting to several children, then returned to the park half an hour later where he struck up a conversation with two teenage girls in the games room.

An hour later he was seen peering at one of the girls through her cabin window.

He was chased off by her relatives but came back again a short time later.

Defence solicitor Geoff Skelton said Jaenke was an “unfortunate” person who had suffered a head injury during a boarding house bashing several years ago.

Jaenke had spent 45 days in custody at the time of his sentence. Magistrate Barrie Barrett gave him another six months’ jail and set a parole release date of January 1.


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