Officer protects women from harm

A MAN offered a railway officer $25 to hand over two women he had been harassing at an Ipswich train station.

The terrified women got off a train at Goodna at 12.45am and went to a railway officer for help after being scared by Aukusitino Faletagoai Iakopo Ulo and another man’s advances.

Ipswich Magistrate’s Court heard the officer had urged them to come inside the office and locked the door behind them.

Faletagoai Iakopo Ulo then offered the officer $25 to let him in the locked room.

The officer refused and started closing the roller door but the 24-year-old grabbed the door causing it to break it off its hinges.

The Queensland Rail employee rang police pleading for help.

Faletagoai Iakopo Ulo and the other man left the station but were discovered a short time later at Church Street, Goodna.

Faletagoai Iakopo Ulo pleaded guilty to wilful damage and creating a disturbance on Queensland Rail property.

He was fined $500, ordered to pay $853 restitution and excluded from catching trains.



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