Stalker who hunted Asian women gets more jail time

A FORMER Proserpine man has had two years added to an already lengthy jail sentence for violence offences after stalking five Asian women.

Aaron Michael Brain, 33, first tried to lure a 26-year-old Korean woman and 23-year-old Chinese woman to his car near a Brisbane railway station.

When unsuccessful, he next targeted a 35-year-old Cambodian woman and a 33-year-old Thai woman in separate incidents.

He physically attacked the fifth woman, a 26-year-old Vietnamese women, and grabbed her around the neck.

Judge Kiernan Dorney said when someone tried to intervene, Brain told them it was just a domestic dispute.

He said the woman was screaming and ended up with bruised arms before breaking free and running for help.

Judge Dorney said there was a degree of planning involved in the incidents, pointing to Brain alleging he had pregnant girlfriend or wife in the car that needed help from the women.

He said Brain was persistent and then escalated to violence to get his way.

The latter caused the fifth woman psychological injuries.

The women had come from a nearby chicken processing plant, where he had once worked, late on the evening of February 1, 2013.

Brisbane District Court heard Brain had cannabis and amphetamine problems, and some degree of sexual deviation.

A psychologist report noted Brain's risk of re-offending was associated with his ability to avoid an intoxication relapse.

Brain was sentenced in Mackay in 2009 to six and a half years jail for a violent crime spree involving attempted robbery and assaults.

He attacked a Proserpine security guard with a home-made knuckle duster during an attempted break-in and attacked two Whitsunday police officers and an elderly woman after an attempted robbery.

The full-time release date for that sentence was supposed to be May 10, 2016, but on Thursday Brain had two more years added on the end.

Judge Dorney said Brain was eligible to apply for parole on November 10, 2016.



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