News (24-4-2012)- A convicted paedophile who organised a rendezvous online with an 11-year-old boy pleaded guilty this morning to grooming a child over the internet for sex.
Should he be returned to the community this year, he could be among the first currently incarcerated sex offenders in Queensland subject to monitoring by 24-hour GPS technology.
Judge John Barnett said Wald, who had convictions for more than 100 offences including theft, armed robbery and assault, had failed to heed previous court warnings over his substance abuse.
The court was told Wald sneaked up behind his teenage victim in Frankston's business district, put a knife to his neck and demanded his mobile phone.
Wadas has previous convictions on his record for child sex offences.
He will face Newcastle District Court next week where a sentence date will be set. "Make friends, sex fiend told" (15-6-2011) A Convicted pedophile with a history of abducting young girls off the street needed to brush up his social skills so he would no longer be a high risk of reoffending in a significant way, a court was told yesterday.
Instead he met police who had been monitoring Wadass activity online for a month.