Two charged over Island dingoes

TWO VICTORIAN women accused of interacting with Fraser Island’s dingoes are expected to appear in the Maryborough Magistrates Court in February to be sentenced.

Penelope Frances Alexander and Julie Fechner were each charged with feeding and interfering with dingoes following a raid on wildlife photographer Jennifer Parkhurst’s Rainbow Beach unit last year.

A Department of Environment and Resource Management prosecutor withdrew the charge of feeding a dingo against Alexander. She still faces one charge of interfering with a dingo.

Solicitor Lachlan Main indicated there would be guilty pleas from the two, whose appearance in court was not required yesterday, and asked for a date in the new year for sentencing.

The case was set for February 4.

Two other Queenslanders are awaiting mention of their cases in the court.



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