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Rapist Nicholas Faulkner arrested at Perth train station 11 years after attacks on same line

Notorious rapist who preyed on women at train stations is finally caught … as cops reveal he was on the same line where he kicked off his reign of terror a decade ago

  • Nicholas Rodney Troy Faulkner sexually assaulted women at train stations in WA
  • He was convicted of the 2011 crimes and sentenced to nine-and-a-half years jail
  • After his release in 2019, he allegedly breached a jail term and supervision order
  • Police issued a warrant for his arrest and caught Faulkner at Glendalough station

A serial rapist who was jailed for sexually assaulting three women at train stations has been swarmed by police on the same line he attacked his victims 11 years ago.

Nicholas Rodney Troy Faulkner was arrested at Glendalough train station, just north of Perth’s CBD, on Saturday night after failing to appear in court on Tuesday.

Faulkner, 34, was released on parole in 2019 but was ordered to face Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday after he was charged with five counts of breaching a suspended jail term and two counts of breaching a post-sentence supervision order.

Faulkner spent nine-and-a-half years in jail for raping two women and attacking another at train stations on the Joondalup line – the same line that Glendalough station is on – in 2011.

Nicholas Rodney Troy Faulkner (pictured) was jailed for nine-and-a-half years for raping two women and attacking another at West Australian train stations in 2011

Faulkner’s release in 2019 was controversial after he was not referred for a dangerous sex offender status.

It was labelled a ‘failure’ of the system at the time and prompted the government to conduct a review, The West Australian reported. 

Tests on Faulkner showed that there was a high chance the convicted rapist would reoffend as well. 

After his release in 2019, Faulkner allegedly breached a suspended jail term five times and a post-sentence supervision order twice between June and August this year.

Court documents claimed the breaches allegedly occurred in Mandurah, which is where Faulkner lives.

A warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to show on Tuesday, mounting a wide-scale police search.

Police Commissioner Col Blanch explained, just hours before Faulkner was caught, that detectives had narrowed their search and were zeroing in on the convicted sex offender.

Faulkner was arrested at Glendalough train station (pictured) after he failed to appear at court

Faulkner was arrested at Glendalough train station (pictured) after he failed to appear at court

The convicted rapist allegedly breached a jail term five times and a post-sentence supervision order twice between June and August in Mandurah

The convicted rapist allegedly breached a jail term five times and a post-sentence supervision order twice between June and August in Mandurah

‘Metro detectives and regional investigations have been actively searching for him over the last few days,’ he said earlier in the week.

Police believed Faulkner did not pose a dangerous threat despite his past crimes.

He was arrested by officers just before 7pm on Saturday at Glendalough train station.

Faulkner will face Perth Magistrates Court on Sunday.

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