53-year-old stalker 'inappropriately touches' 17-year-old girl on bus while pleasuring himself in broad daylight
Timothy Patrick Palmer allegedly touched a 17-year-old girl's thigh on a bus while pleasuring himself on Sunday and has been denied bail to go home for Christmas
A 53-year-old man was charged for a sex attack on a bus in Sydney. Reports state that the man, identified as Timothy Patrick Palmer, will not be granted bail because authorities deem him a "danger to the community."
Palmer allegedly touched a 17-year-old girl's thigh on a bus while pleasuring himself. The incident reportedly occurred on Sunday and he has been denied bail to go home for Christmas after he appeared before Parramatta Local Court.
Officials took Palmer to Newtown Police Station where he was charged with sexually touching another person without consent, stalk/intimidate intend to cause physical etc harm, and carrying out a sexual act with another without consent.
This is a sketch of Timothy Patrick Palmer, who’s accused of a disturbing sex attack on a teenage girl on a bus at #Marickville. The 53 year old has been described by a magistrate as “something of a danger to the community” ... he applied but was not granted bail. @9NewsSyd pic.twitter.com/5LDX42DBMR— Tiffiny Genders (@tiffgenders) December 24, 2018
According to 9News, Palmer will continue to remain behind bars until his next court appearance which is scheduled on January 7. The prosecutor, while describing the accused's actions in court, said that Palmer's attack was calculated and predatory and said that he was a "danger to the community."
Parramatta Local Court was told on Monday that this was not the first time the 53-year-old had been apprehended, he had previously spent a prison sentence for stalking and intimidation, according to reports.
53yo Timothy Patrick Palmer is due to face Parramatta Court this AM after he allegedly performed an act of indecency while sexually touching a teenage girl on a bus in #Marrickville. @7NewsSydney pic.twitter.com/Xg8yFMAt7E— Natasha Squarey (@NatashaSquarey) December 23, 2018
Reports state that the young victim Palmer was stalking was walking through a petrol station on Sunday at 11 am when he approached the young girl and attempted to speak to her. However, when she ignored him and headed to a nearby bus stop on Illwarra Road, the man followed her and tried to speak to her again before following her onto the bus and taking the seat next to her.
It was then that the accused allegedly touched her thigh "inappropriately" while attempting to pleasure himself. Police officials subsequently arrested him when many people in the bus detained the accused until authorities arrived.