-  # John Michael Watts
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John Michael Watts
Age: 64 yrs old
Sentenced in June 2005 in the NSW District Court on 5 charges of sexual assault.
Victim was a 15 yr old girl. Offences occurred in March 1981. A nationwide police hunt was
launched for Watts..
Runaway Rapist Sentenced Next Month
A convicted child rapist who fled interstate before a New South Wales
court found him guilty will be sentenced next month.
John Michael Watts (aka Waldock, was found guilty by a NSW District Court
jury last month of the 1981 rape, attempted rape and sexual assault of a
14-year-old girl at Riverstone, west of Sydney.
However, the 62-year-old fled the day before the verdict was handed down.
Queensland Police arrested Watts at an inner-Brisbane medical centre on
Monday, and Brisbane Magistrates Court ordered yesterday that he be
extradited to NSW.
District Court Chief Justice Reg Blanch ordered today that Watts be sentenced
on August 26 by Judge Helen Murrell, who presided over his trial.
Watts was not present in court today and bail, although not applied for, was
Watts was first brought to trial on the charges in December, 1982, but he
escaped in the middle of proceedings.
He was arrested on the outstanding warrant last August, and was granted
conditional bail in the Supreme Court.
The NSW Government has asked the Police Integrity Commission to investigate
allegations police officers helped him to flee his 1982 trial.
Bailed Rapist On The Run
A rapist who was granted bail after 22 years on the run was
at large again last night hours after being found guilty of a
horrific sexual assault.
John Michael Watts was nowhere to be seen when a District Court
jury convicted him yesterday of five counts of sexually assaulting
a 15-year-old girl at Riverstone in March 1981.
Police have launched a nationwide hunt for Watts, who disappeared
after being charged with the rape in the same year.
He was arrested again in Gosford last year following a domestic
violence incident and charged with the sex attack that took place
in his Riverstone caravan 24 years ago.
Watts, 61, a father of two, was remanded in custody by the local
court, but four days later granted bail by Supreme Court Justice
The bail application on August 19 was not opposed by Crown solicitor
Michael Day, who said Watts had lived at the same Marrickville address
for several years without being arrested, despite frequent contact with
"[Watts] has been at large effectively on the run for some 22 years. That
in one sense can be said to be in his favour because he has not been
arrested," Mr Day said.
Mr Day said Watts had ties with local police through, "things of the
ilk of him reporting crimes and being investigated over some issue
that was never ultimately charged".
Justice Kirby did not require a surety or cash deposit to ensure court
attendance, but ordered him to report to police once a week.
Other bail conditions stipulated Watts not contact his victim, now aged
39, and be of good behaviour.
At the start of his trial last week, Watts pleaded not guilty before
District Court Judge Helen Murrell.
Judge Murrell continued bail after Watts signed an undertaking to
return at 10am for the following day's proceedings. However, after
the evidence was concluded he failed to turn up and a bench warrant
was issued for his arrest on Thursday night.
During the trial the court heard Watts was working at a local bottle
shop in 1981 when he asked his young victim to babysit his daughter.
The woman - then a virgin who knew her attacker as "Hondo" - was
repeatedly raped when in Watts' caravan the following night.
In a sworn affidavit to the District Court, Watts claimed police
told him his case had been no-billed after he gave evidence against
five defendants in an unrelated gang rape trial in 1981.
Watts is described as of white or European appearance, l65cm tall,
of a medium build, with brown eyes.
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