Kataha Siwee, 23, had come to Australia from his residence in Papua New Guinea on a 3 month scholar visa, which allowed him to play native footy within the nation Victorian city of Euroa.
He had desires of taking part in AFL within the massive league after being sponsored and housed by Scott Reid, who ran the league’s Papua New Guinea program for many years.
Kataha Siwee had desires of turning into an AFL champion. As a substitute he got here to Australia and tore aside the lives of harmless ladies whose solely crime was strolling down the road
Kataha Siwee (in black and white) had performed footy for the PNG staff and his native footy membership
Kataha Siwee is pictured prowling the streets of Richmond at nighttime
Mr Reid, who began AFL in Samoa earlier than spending 20 years serving to to develop the game in Papua New Guinea, died simply months after he learnt of Siwee’s assaults in 2019.
He had taken Siwee to police himself after seeing CCTV photos of his younger cost plastered throughout information broadcasts.
On Wednesday, Siwee, who has a spouse in Papua New Guinea, pleaded responsible within the Victorian County Court docket to 5 prices of sexual assault and considered one of tried sexual assault.
Siwee had admitted to a terrifying rampage throughout Abbottsford and Richmond, simply exterior of Melbourne’s CBD, on April 14 that yr.
The then 21-year previous had lurked at the hours of darkness within the early hours of the morning earlier than rising from behind and sexually assaulting his victims.
Only a week earlier than the rampage, Siwee had laughed at his first sufferer after grabbing her from behind and sexually assaulting her only a stone’s throw from his personal Richmond residence.
It was about 1.20am when he pounced alongside Nicholson Road, Abbottsford on April 14.
In scary similarities to the 2012 assault on Jill Meagher by rapist killer Adrian Bayley, Siwee’s sufferer had been on her cellphone when he grabbed her from behind.
He tried to sexually assaulted her earlier than attacking one other random lady simply 25 minutes later.
His sufferer had requested Siwee for instructions earlier than she was set upon.
At 3.20am he struck once more, this time towards a girl who had the important thing contained in the entrance door of her own residence.
‘Hey child,’ Siwee stated as he violated his surprised sufferer.
Kataha Siwee has a spouse again in PNG, the place he will likely be deported again to upon his launch from jail
Night time Prowler: Kataha Siwee claimed he was too drunk to recollect what he had finished on the night time of April 14, 2019. Nor may he keep in mind assaulting one other lady a few week earlier
A little bit over an hour-and-a-half later Siwee was again at it once more, grabbing a girl on Church Road and sexually assaulting her.
His subsequent sufferer was simply down the highway.
Police consider Siwee lay in wait earlier than once more attacking his younger sufferer from behind.
She bravely fought him off, however Siwee was not finished but.
Simply 20 minutes later he attacked one more lady on close by Grosvenor Road.
The courtroom heard Siwee provided her cash for intercourse earlier than pushing her to the bottom and forcing himself upon her.
It was solely the courageous actions of a Good Samaritan, who heard his sufferer’s screams, that saved her.
When arrested, Siwee claimed he had been drunk and claimed to don’t have any recollection of any of the assaults, regardless of considered one of them taking place on a separate day.
One in all Siwee’s victims gave a robust sufferer influence assertion to the courtroom by way of videolink.
‘I believed I used to be fortunate,’ she stated. ‘I believed it may have been a lot worse.’
The girl stated she now felt unsafe simply getting about city on her bicycle and remained scared and offended.
Kataha Siwee had performed footy with a staff in Nation Victoria earlier than transferring to Richmond and sexually random ladies
‘I nonetheless dream of being chased,’ she stated. ‘I’ve by no means been extra terrified.’
Siwee’s barrister Lucien Richter claimed Siwee as soon as had desires of turning into a star AFL participant and bringing his spouse to Australia.
‘That is all now destroyed,’ he stated.
As a substitute, Siwee faces anyplace as much as 15 years behind bars and will likely be deported on his launch.
He will likely be sentenced at a later date.