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Rapist fined for breach of order

A serial rapist has been fined $1000 for breaching his strict supervision order by spending time with teenagers.

Patrick Alfred Dennis Comeagain, 41, was released in June but had to get advance approval for any contact with children.

He pleaded guilty in Perth Magistrate's Court yesterday to breaching the order without a reasonable excuse.

The court was told Comeagain attended an unplanned family gathering with five adults and a number of teenagers under 16 last month.

He told police he was not alone with the children and the breach only occurred because he was confused about the conditions of the order.

He took a photo of himself with the teenagers and told his case worker about the event.

Comeagain was jailed for 10 years in 1994 for abusing a nine-year-old girl. Just weeks after his release in 1999, he attacked two women in their homes.

His release in June was subject to 43 conditions, including constant monitoring, drug and alcohol testing, and curfews.

The Department of Corrective Services had to move him soon after his release amid fears for his safety.

The Right to Feel Safe Campaign collected signatures outside court yesterday in a bid to convince the Government to change the sex offender laws.

Member Wendy Dimsdale said Comeagain showed no respect for his supervision order.

The West Australian

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