Pedophile Gary John Tipping takes care of a child on Grindr the same day he was released from prison
Notorious pedophile abusing young boys, Grindr looked for and had “sexualized communication” with a 15-year-old on the same day he was released from prison
- Gary John Tipping, 33, broke his conditional release on his first day out of jail
- He went to online chat services AirG and Grindr and talked to a child
- Prosecutors wanted to hold him for the next four and a half years
A notorious South Australian child abuser has violated the conditions for his release on his first day of freedom, a court has heard.
Gary John Tipping, 33, broke his conditional release by accessing the online chat services AirG and Grindr and communicating with a child.
Tipping, who has abused boys as young as eight, was released by the Supreme Court in September, but was arrested and detained after six weeks.
Gary John Tipping, 33, broke his conditional release by accessing the online chat services AirG and Grindr and communicating with a child
Prosecutors filed an application on Tuesday to have him detained for the next four and a half years after admitting that he had committed two breaches of his supervision order.
The court heard that Tipping was looking for the online chat services Grindr and AirG and had access to AirG between 8 and 11 October.
“Reference is made to sexual communication via text message with regard to conversations with others,” prosecutor Ben Garnaut said.
“Mr. Tipping has announced that … after a conversation, that person has identified himself as being under the age of 18.”
He said that Tipping had been instructed not to use the internet at all and the incident pointed to the risk of having access.
The court heard evidence from a treating psychiatrist who said that Tipping had tried to trivialize the breaches for conditional administration.
The court heard that Tipping was looking for the online chat services Grindr and AirG and gained access to AirG between 8 and 11 October (stock)
The decision to release Tipping last year received much criticism after the court heard that he was unwilling to control his sexual drive and would run a high risk of insulting again.
A request from Attorney General Vickie Chapman to imprison him indefinitely was repulsed on the basis of surveillance of home detention and could guarantee the safety of the community.
Justice Kevin Nicholson ordered him in December last year after the breaches came to light.
He has reserved his decision to declare Tipping a risky perpetrator and to order him to stay behind bars.