Magistrate Rodney Oates granted bail as he had no prior criminal history, no breaches of bail, and the presumption of innocence.
A man accused of pedophilia, who is also HIV-positive has been released on bail. According to Daily Mail, police allege that the man wants to infect children with the virus. Jadd William Brooker, 38, was released on bail at Christies Beach Magistrates Court in Adelaide on Thursday. He has been ordered to live under house arrest with his grandmother. However, he still remains in custody as prosecutors are trying to appeal the decision in the Supreme Court. As per South Australian Police, Brooker shouldn't be granted bail as he allegedly pursued teenagers for sex and tried to destroy potential evidence, Adelaide Now reported.
Jadd William Brooker is a dangerous, HIV positive pedophile living in Adelaide - South Australia. Be careful. pic.twitter.com/5mCZ4nm8qY— Bradley Green (@TBG9270584) September 4, 2020
Police allege that one of the teenagers Brooker had a physical relationship with did not know that he was HIV positive. The teen was also the subject of child exploitation. "(The surviving victim) was unaware of Brooker's medical status when they engaged in sexual activity, and he is currently undergoing medical testing," prosecutors told the court on Thursday. The court heard that Brooker, when contacted by his mother while he was in Jail, asked her to wipe all his social media accounts clean. Brooker allegedly shared his email and password for his Microsoft Live account and asked his mother to delete it.
"'Given the nature of the charges, a lot of potential evidence is stored in the cloud – potentially millions of pieces of evidence – and this is an attempt to destroy it before police can uncover it," police prosecutors said. Brooker not only has alleged connections to other pedophiles, he allegedly pursued 19 children all aged between 13 and 16 for sex online. Magistrate Rodney Oates granted bail as he had no prior criminal history, no breaches of bail, and the presumption of innocence. He was released on $1,000 bail to live with his grandmother under 24-hour electric monitoring.
A court has now heard one of Jadd Brooker's alleged victims has only just learned of the accused pedophile's HIV status and is now undergoing medical tests. Police say this boy features in child exploitation material "of the worst category". @theTiser— Sean Fewster (@SeanFewster) September 9, 2020
Brooker was granted bail despite the multiple warnings from the police. "I do take into account the fact other charges are being investigated but, in relation to this bail application, I must focus on the charges that are before this court," he told the court. Brooker still has to plead to multiple counts of disseminating and possessing child exploitation material. According to prosecutors, the offenses in his name are from December of 2015, to August this year. It was also revealed that Brooker maintained illegal relationships with two male teenagers. Investigators allege they have evidence that Brooker intended to "infect both children and adults with HIV."
Police now further allege that, when Brooker's mother offered to delete his Facebook account, he asked her to delete other accounts also - which could stop investigators accessing "millions of pieces of data". @theTiser— Sean Fewster (@SeanFewster) September 9, 2020
Prosecutors challenged his bail and it's now been postponed, pending a hearing. No one seemed to understand why he was stated to be released on bail. Deborah Phillips wrote: What the hell is wrong with our judicial system? Why would you let someone out in society that has nothing to offer but hideous, monstrous things? Our society just has no clue what kind of trauma pedophiles cause for the rest of kids lives. These kids NEVER get over it. Joyce Moore added: Why bloody free him to just go out and terrorize other children can’t make out how our justice systems work obviously it doesn’t work if they keep letting them go.
Do you ever feel disappointed & sad, when you cover these sick humans thru the courts?— Phil🇦🇺ophy (@PhilPggreen1) September 9, 2020