It’s been revealed that Ricky Slater, the man killed during an alleged home invasion in Newcastle, was previously convicted for raping a teenage girl, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
Slater was sentenced to minimum four years in prison over the June 2007 attack, in which he forced his way into the South Tamworth home of a 16-year-old female.
The victim, who was expecting a visit from her boyfriend, had answered a late-night knock at the door to find Slater standing there not wearing any pants. He then pushed the teenager inside and proceeded to rape her while also threatening her with a knife.
Slater had fled the home after the attack, but a vaginal swab taken from the victim was matched to his DNA and he was arrested in October 2007. He pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual intercourse without consent and was sentenced to serve six years behind bars.
Mamamia previously reported…
A triple-O call may hold the key to what really happened when Ricky Slater was killed in an alleged home invasion in Newcastle on Saturday.
Batterham told police he saw Slater holding his wife’s purse while standing near his daughter’s bedroom around 3.30am.