Disturbing reason why charities are distancing from humans on fundraising walk through Victoria: ‘I feel sick and so violated’
- Two charities disown sex offender
- Warren Wright on a fundraising trip
- He was convicted of assaulting a 16-year-old girl
Two charities have distanced themselves from a registered sex offender who allegedly raised money for them by walking around Victoria.
EVERYTHING FINE? and Beyond Blue have denied any association with Warren ‘Wazza’ Wright, who claims he travels across northwest Victoria on foot and bike to raise money for mental health issues.
Wright, who was convicted of assaulting a 16-year-old girl in a caravan park in the northwestern Victorian town of Mildura in 2021, constantly associates his journey with RU OK? branding on social media.
EVERYTHING FINE? confirmed on Friday that they have no connection with Wright, who was reportedly placed on the sex offender register for eight years after his conviction and was also serving an 18-month prison sentence.
Concerns have been raised over convicted sex offender Warren ‘Wazza’ Wright’s alleged fundraising trip through Victoria
Beyond Blue also confirmed that Wright had not worked with them since 2021, when the mental health charity learned of his offence.
Concerns have been raised in cities Wright has visited and warnings are posted on his social media accounts where he promotes his supposed fundraiser and asks for cash donations, accommodation and food.
Wright’s Facebook page, where he provided daily updates and requested accommodation and food at planned destinations, has been removed.
Wendy Seggie, who lives in the western Victorian, spoke of Willaura, saying she only learned of Wright’s history after inviting him to spend the night of June 5 in the lounge of her home, which also houses her six-year-old granddaughter and two daughters. to stay.
“I offered him to stay in my bookstore in Willaura, but then I thought there was no heating, so we offered him to stay in the lounge,” she said. Announce sun.
“When he left there was still something bothering him and then I found the post (online) about what he had done in Mildura.
Allied to RU despite itself OK? branding in social media posts, the charity says Wright has no connection with them
Wright uses social media to ask for food and shelter as he travels from city to city on foot and by bike
“I feel sick and so violated that someone on the sex offender registry can just come and go as they please and not have to inform people about their past.”
Ms Seggie said she “feels sick” that she had allowed Wright into her home and had become afraid to go out after dark in case he returned.
It was also reported on social media that Wright hung out at Monivae College on Thursday and early Friday at a skate park in the southwest Victorian area of Hamilton.
Ballarat’s wife Paula Platek said she was concerned for the safety of her community and was terrified that he asked people to stay with him who had “no idea” what he has done.
Wright was convicted of assaulting the 16-year-old girl, who struggled with mental health issues, when she showered in 2021 after allegedly dousing her with alcohol.