'I'm dangerous and violent': Sex offender living opposite primary school

Kamilia Palu
·News Editor
·1-min read

A man who posed as a policeman to lure young boys into a school bathroom where he sexually assaulted them is now living across the road from a primary school.

Shannon Norgate, who was convicted of assault in 2019 and spent 406 days in prison, is housed directly opposite Yeronga State School, in Brisbane’s south.

In an alarming interview on the streets of Yeronga, 22-year-old Norgate described himself as “dangerous”.

“I’m pretty much known as a very dangerous and violent person,” he told 9News.

Shannon Norgate describes himself as a 'dangerous' and 'violent' person. Source: 9News
Shannon Norgate describes himself as a 'dangerous' and 'violent' person. Source: 9News

“I’m pretty well controlled on medications at the moment, so I’m actually pretty high right now.”

Norgate claimed the private boarding house was the only accommodation currently available to him, but was trying to move to another address in Ipswich.

“This is the only address I could literally come to, this is the only place that had a vacancy, so that’s not my problem,” he said.

Yeronga State School, across the road from where Norgate has been living. Source: 9News
Yeronga State School, across the road from where Norgate has been living. Source: 9News

Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington said the revelation that a sex offender was living in such close proximity to a school was “disgusting” and “horrifying”.

“I’ve just got shivers down my spine to think that this type of person is living within range of children,” she said.

According to 9News, Norgate has been told to move away from the school by the Department of Corrective Services.

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