An unemployed Minchinbury man with the worst rap sheet the Katoomba Local Court police prosecutor had ever seen was refused bail in court on Monday September 27.
It followed an arrest at Katoomba train station that morning after the man allegedly absconded from his extended Supreme Court supervision order, after trying to remove his electronic ankle monitor.
When caught by police at the Mountains train station with his belongings in bags, maps of the Northern Territory including details of a property where Indigenous girls had been arrested for prostitution, and other newspaper clippings with photos of young girls in swimsuits; the accused, Patrick Michael Mills, allegedly said: "Just take me to jail pig and next time I'll do a better job".
In opposing bail, Police Prosecutor Sergeant Simon Fishburn said Mills, 48, had "an atrocious criminal history, probably the worst I've seen".
The court heard Mills had offences of violence and indecent assault dating back decades.
But the legal aid roster solicitor Brian Oliver said Mills had only attempted to "fiddle" with his monitor due to discomfort and he had all his belongings with him because he needed to move them urgently. He was currently living in a hotel in Minchinbury. A recent doctor's report showed Mills had a diagnosed condition of "impulsivity".
Mr Oliver said the matter was likely to go to the district court, causing a delay and lengthy stay in jail if bail was refused, and Mills intended to plead not guilty.
Magistrate Fiona Toose refused bail saying she he had "a lengthy criminal history and complete disregard for court orders". Mills will appear again on October 28 via audio visual link.