Convicted sex offender ‘chats up teen’, breaching sentence

  • Convicted sex offender Paul Crowley, 51, has breached his suspended sentence
  • He is accused of ‘chatting up’ a 15-year-old girl and inviting her over for a drink  
  • Two months were added to his original sentence for molesting a 13-year-old girl

A convicted sex offender has breached the conditions of his suspended sentence by ‘chatting up’ a 15-year-old supermarket cashier and inviting her over ‘for a drink’.

Paul John Crowley, 51, was handed an eight month suspended sentence in January 2016 for molesting a 13-year-old girl – after he met her mother on an internet dating website.

Crown Prosecutor Matt Legrand said that Crowley had breached his eight-month suspended sentence by committing 15 offences, including not reporting his contact with the teen girl to the authorities and instances of drink driving. 

Paul John Crowley, 51, was given a suspended sentence for molested a 13-year-old girl, which he breached by ‘chatting’ up a 15-year-old girl and asking her over to his house for a drink

As a registered sex offender, he is also banned from ‘befriending children’ and has had two months added to his sentence for the breach.

The Courier Mail reported that Crowley had followed the 13-year-old daughter of his girlfriend to her bedroom, ‘pushed’ her back on to her bed and held her there while he squeezed her breast.

In another incident, he plied her with rum and cokes before ‘holding her down’ and kissing her on the lips after her mother had gone to bed.

A disgraced former solicitor, Crowley was sentenced to ten years in jail for fraud after losing $4 million of his clients’ money to a Nigerian scam. 

Although he is part of a well-known Brisbane family including his father, former acting chairman of Queensland’s Criminal Justice Commission Jim Crowley QC, none of them were there to support him in court on Friday.

He will now be eligible for parole on February 19.

Crown Prosecutor Matt Legrand said Crowley had breached his 8-month suspended sentence

Crown Prosecutor Matt Legrand said Crowley had breached his 8-month suspended sentence