To his friends on social media, Jadd William Brooker appeared to live a normal life – with happy snaps showing he loved his footy, beer, mates and tending to his pet turtle.
But now Australia knows the dark truth – Brooker, 39, is one of the worst child sex predators the country has seen, with him admitting to more than 180 charges in court.
The former logistics manager from Adelaide admitted to the raft of charges in court via a lawyer on Monday, with a magistrate hearing he threatened to infect children with HIV, a court has heard.
Adelaide’s Magistrates Court heard Brooker had been charged with an additional 142 offences while behind bars, after he pleaded guilty to 41 child exploitation offences earlier this year.
Jadd William Brooker (pictured) is now regarded as Australia’s ‘worst’ paedophile after he admitted to 189 offences
Prosecutors will argue that Jadd William Brooker (pictured) spend the rest of his life behind bars without parole
He was recently re-arrested in custody and charged with a raft of new offences including sexual exploitation of a child, maintaining an unlawful sexual relationship with a child and disseminating child exploitation material.
Brooker’s lawyer indicated to Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday his client wanted to plead guilty to all but four of the new charges.
It takes the total number of charges Brooker has admitted to 189, making him among the worst child-sex offenders in Australian history.
‘My client will record pleas to all counts, with the exception [of four],’ Tim Clarke told the court.
‘It’s proposed that if the court takes those pleas, and we have spoken to prosecution about this, a copy of the information will be sent to my client so that he can sign it, rather than all charges being read out.’
Jadd William Brooker (pictured with his pet turtle) pleaded guilty to 41 child exploitation offences earlier this year. He has since admitted to 138 recently laid charges
Brooker’s Facebook page is flooded with photos while enjoying a beer at the pub and airports
Magistrate Simon Smart said he wouldn’t accept the guilty pleas until he had read the charges to Brooker and didn’t have time to read out loud all 142 new charges, the ABC reported.
Brooker will now enter his pleas at his next court appearance in November.
The court previously heard how Brooker had expressed intent ‘to infect both children and adults with HIV’.
Prosecutors alleged he had illegal sexual relationships with two teenagers and recorded one of them performing a sex act.
One victim took his own life while while the other has been tested for HIV.
Prosecutors also alleged in court Brooker pursued 19 other children between the ages of 13 and 19, over Skype and Telegram and some of his alleged victims lived in Australia, Italy and Canada.
Facebook photos show Jadd William Brooker (right) is a devoted Hawthorn Hawks supporter
Brooker is also a fan of bedroom and bathroom selfies shared to his Facebook account
They also alleged 10,000 images of child exploitation have also been found on his electronic devices.
A detective investigating the case previously described Brooker’s offending as the “worst and most degrading in his 14 years as an investigator,’ a court heard.
Prosecutors are expected to argue Brooker be sentenced to life behind bars without parole, claiming he’s unwilling and incapable of controlling his sexual instincts, the Adelaide Advertiser reported.
Brooker’s Facebook page – which features innocuous photos of him cheering on Hawthorn, taking bathroom selfies and an oversized Cookie Monster – has been defaced by dozens of trolls since his original arrest last year.
A detective investigating the case previously described Brooker’s offending as the “worst and most degrading in his 14 years as an investigator,’ a court heard
An Adelaide court heard on Monday that Jadd William Brooker (pictured) plans to plead guilty to all but four of the 142 new charges