EXPOSED: Sex predator targets random women of all ages
ONE of the Fraser Coast's worst sexual predators is behind bars. But not for long.
Trevor Wells has been exposed as a deviant who doesn't discriminate by age when picking victims.
He doesn't hide his wrongdoings either - the exhibitionist chooses to execute his sick crimes in public often masturbating in front of strangers or touching them.
In a matter of days he harassed a 66-year-old woman unknown to him in a car park by telling her he was "well hung" and pressing against her, before sexually assaulting a 19-year-old Hervey Bay shop assistant while she was at work.
The predator had details of his perverted crimes read out in Hervey Bay District Court on Tuesday, with his long-term partner in attendance listening.
The 61-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault, two counts of masturbating in public, and assault occasioning bodily harm which arose from an incident where he split a woman's head open with a baseball bat.
The court heard Wells followed the 66-year-old woman from her car on January 15 last year, touching her while asking "which husband is a better lover" and commenting about "doing it in the back seat".
The Sunshine Acres man bragged about being "very well hung" to the scared stranger, requesting her to "have a look", before attempting to kiss her.
Crown prosecutor Aleksandra Nikolic told the court the victim could feel Wells was aroused when he hugged her.
In a victim impact statement, the woman said she now feared going out in public and had developed intimacy issues with her husband.
On January 25 last year, Wells grabbed a 19-year-old employee at a local discount variety store while she was bending down.
He had been asking for her mobile number and enquiring about her previous relationships in the lead-up to the offence.
The incident was captured on CCTV, prompting Wells' arrest but he was later released on bail.
During this time, he was caught masturbating in public twice - in front of two teenage girls inside a Hervey Bay store and then in front of a 71-year-old woman while she ate ice cream in her car in Brisbane.
Wells also asked the elderly woman for oral sex.
The act of violence occurred on June 6, 2016.
Wells swung a bat at a woman's head, splitting it open, after she unexpectedly visited his house.
The injury required six stitches.
Initially, Wells told police he accidentally hit her with the bat after he tripped.
After spending 168 days in custody, Wells was sentenced to two-and-a-half years jail.
He will be eligible for parole on October 5.
Judge Michael Shanahan warned Wells he could be looking at spending the rest of his life in jail if he did not stop his inappropriate sexual offending.
"The community does not have to put up with this," Judge Shanahan said.
"I recommend counselling in relation to your sexual offending."
Wells' criminal history includes indecent acts and wilful exposures.
It was noted he had a "tendency for exhibitionism."