The afternoon train from Brisbane arrives at the Nambour Railway Station.
The afternoon train from Brisbane arrives at the Nambour Railway Station. Brett Wortman

Jailed for remainder of rape sentence

A GRACEMERE man who digitally raped a woman on a train in 2013 will serve the remainder of his sentence after he breached his parole.

The Colin Leslie Scott was originally sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment in the Mackay District Court for the September 23, 2013 offence.

The court heard the woman had taken two valium tablets and was unable to "repel the defendants advancements".

Yesterday, he came before the District Court of Rockhampton after three breaches of his parole.

The court heard one offence occurred on last month when Scott forced open a window of the old Supreme Court chambers on East St, stole beer and spirits and left a fingerprint on a wine glass he had moved.

His other breaches involved failures to appear and report.

Defence lawyer Marie Willey told the court the man's alcoholism "tends to lead to offending", and argued his breaches were not of the same nature as his original offence.

Ms Willey told the court upon release, Scott planned to return to Gracemere to live nearby his sister, who was in court to support him.

Judge Burnett activated the balance of his suspended sentence, and set a parole eligibility date of February 28, 2017 - two months longer than his original parole date.


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