A court has acquitted a man of breaking into home armed with a weapon in a case the judge called, “unusual.”
A man living near the city of Griffith in New South Wales used Facebook to hire two men from Sydney to ‘break’ into his house and fulfil a sexual-fantasy role-play.
Court documents state he wanted to be stripped to his underwear, tied up and have “a broom handle to be rubbed around his underwear”
“He was willing to pay A$5,000 if it was ‘really good’,” the judge said. That’s £2,685 in Sterling.
Problems arose when the man moved home and failed to update the guys he’d been negotiating with that he now lived 30 miles away from the address they had for him.
Two men snuck into a bedroom with machetes after being hired to carry out a stranger’s sexual fantasy of being tied up in his underwear and stroked with a broom, only to discover they had got the wrong address.
The pair from Sydney, Australia, made their apologies and left the startled victim’s bedside as soon as they realised their mistake.
One of the men, Terrence Leroy, has now been acquitted of entering the home in July 2019 intending to intimidate while armed with an offensive weapon, after the New South Wales district court accepted his explanation.
Conceding “the facts of the case are unusual”, judge Sean Grant set out his reasons for the not guilty verdict, saying the evidence did not suggest the men’s actions were intentional.
“They carried the machetes either as a prop or something to use in that fantasy,” he said.
“The fantasy was unscripted and there was discretion as to how it would be carried out.”
The judge also conceded, “the facts of the case are unusual.”