Sex offender identified by assault charge

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Wilhelm has not been charged with committing any offences against children and the Mercury does not suggest he had.

Court documents reveal Wilhelm lived with his father at Unanderra for six months before moving into a house across the road for a few months.

In June 2017, he negotiated to rent a warehouse on Auburn Street, Wollongong, telling the owner he wanted to start a mechanic shop.

He was given the keys before the lease agreement was signed and moved in immediately, living at the location rent-free until he was evicted in early October, a day after being charged with the assault of his father.

In a subsequent court appearance, Wilhelm was granted bail on the condition he report daily to police and live at the Figtree Hotel.

Two months later, Wilhelm successfully applied to the court to change his address to a property in Keira Street, however again failed to update his details on the CPR, prompting another investigation by detectives, who attended the Keira Street address on Thursday.

The owner of the property told police Wilhelm had never lived inside the premises and only parked his vehicle in the driveway and slept in it for a few weeks.

Police discovered Wilhelm had subsequently moved into a friend’s warehouse in Kenny Street where he lived until earlier this week.

The court heard he spent Wednesday night at his uncle’s house in Mt Kembla before attending Wollongong Police Station on Thursday where he was arrested.

Wilhelm applied for bail in court on Friday however it was refused by Magistrate Cate Follent, who noted Wilhelm had a history of non-compliance with court orders.

The case returns to court on February 20.