Townsville builder sexually assaulted women in their own home while they were doing renovations

Despicable builder sexually assaulted vulnerable women in their own home while doing renovations

  • William Emanuel Camilleri pleaded guilty to eight assault charges
  • He committed the offenses while carrying out renovation work on the houses
  • Camilleri is sentenced to 12 months in prison with a three-year suspension










The Queensland government has decided to revoke the license of a Townsville builder who admitted to sexually assaulting female customers in their homes.

William Emanuel Camilleri last month pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual assault in Townsville District Court and was sentenced to 12 months in prison with a three-year suspension.

Camilleri committed the offenses while carrying out renovation work on his clients’ homes, but his building permit was not revoked by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

Queensland government has decided to revoke the permit of a Townsville builder who admitted to sexually assaulting female customers in their homes (stock image)

Public Works and Procurement Minister Mick De Brenni said he has become aware of the issue and how it relates to the QBCC test of suitability and reliability.

“I was informed that a decision not to use provisions to immediately revoke this person’s license was made by two senior licensing officers in May 2019, who have now subsequently resigned from the QBCC,” he said in a statement. declaration.

He asked the QBCC what action and powers it used to suspend the license pending a process considering permanent termination.

He committed the offenses while carrying out renovation work on his clients' homes (stock image)

He committed the offenses while carrying out renovation work on his clients’ homes (stock image)

“I have been informed that regulatory action to revoke or suspend the license has begun and will be rigorously pursued,” said Mr De Brenni.

“I share the community’s expectation that our authorized professionals are fit and proper in all their dealings and that consumers are protected.”

Camilleri has been licensed by the QBCC under his sole company, WEC Constructions Pty Ltd, since 2003.

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