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News (9-11-2009)- A Sudanese refugee was drunk and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he assaulted and groped seven young women who were catching public transport or walking home from work, a court has been told.
Emmanuel Augustino Bago, 26, pleaded guilty today to eight charges including four of sexual assault and one of unlawful stalking.
Prosecutor David Meredith said Bago approached and harassed women who were waiting on the station platform, trying to hug them and asking for drugs.He would then grope their breasts or crotch before moving on to his next victim.Mr Meredith said Bago also assaulted one woman on the train, and followed others outside the station as they walked to their cars, or walked home from work.On one occasion, the court was told, he dragged a woman off the street and tried to push her into a ditch.He then used a large stick to try to attack a driver who stopped to assist her.
The court was told Bago had been addicted to alcohol and cannabis at the time, and had also been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder from when he was living in war-torn Sudan. The court heard since these offences he has been living in Toowoomba, where he has been receiving assistance to rehabilitate.
He was sentenced to six months' jail, after which he will be released on probation for two years.
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