THE state government has said it will make changes but while politicians talk of tightening up legislation, juvenile offenders are running amok and reoffending while on bail.

Here are some recent crimes committed by youths on bail that should have been a wakeup call to the courts.

There has been serious offences allegedly committed in Cairns recently by offenders that have been on bail.
There has been serious offences allegedly committed in Cairns recently by offenders that have been on bail.

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13-year-old Cairns girl

In late 2019, the girl stabbed two people at Cairns Central's City Beach store while aged just 12.

In 2020, she punched two teachers at a Cape York school.

In June, a judge was so concerned for community safety regarding the girl that he made the shock move to overturn a magistrate's decision to grant her bail.

18-year-old Cape York man

In February last year, a 17-year-old male committed the shocking rape of a woman in her 60s in her Edmonton home.

He had been on bail at the time for a sexual offending spree in Cooktown just weeks before, when he had entered the residences of multiple victims and tried to assault them.

14-year-old Cairns boy

In July, the boy allegedly dragged a 26-year-old tourist behind a Cairns North business late at night, tearing the woman's clothes off and sexually assaulting her before she fought him off.

In November, the teen had been on bail for two weeks and living in a suburban halfway house before he allegedly dragged another woman into bushes in a terrifying night-time attack and tried to do it again.

Originally published as Released to reoffend: Cases that should have rung alarm bells



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