Serial sex offender to remain in custody

A serial Queensland sex offender who was previously found to be a serious danger to the community has returned to custody after an alleged supervision order breach.

David James Tilbrook, 33, appeared via videolink in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Tuesday to respond to the Queensland attorney-general's application for a continuing detention order.

The Supreme Court in 2012 ordered Tilbrook be "detained in custody for an indefinite term for control, care or treatment" following his convictions for grabbing multiple women's breasts, buttocks and genital areas at railway stations and shopping centres in Ipswich.

Tilbrook was later released and jailed again after being convicted of taking indecent images of a 15-year-old girl and committing lewd acts in public.

A barrister for the attorney-general submitted affidavits concerning a search warrant that was carried out earlier this month.

Tilbrook's barrister did not submit any material at Tuesday's directions hearing.

Justice Sue Brown ordered Tilbrook remain in custody until a hearing at a date to be determined as he was being detained on the basis of an alleged breach of a supervision order

The detention order will be reviewed in September.