Sex toy thief released from jail
A MAN who stole porno mags and sex toys from an adult shop in Palmerston has been released from custody after spending five months in an "overcrowded" remand centre.
Kalkarindji man Aaron Thompson, 35, pleaded guilty in the Darwin Local Court on Tuesday to stealing, property damage and burglary in relation to the offending last August.
Prosecutor Laura Campbell told the court Thompson visited the Sexyland outlet at about 8.25pm on August 1 and made his way to the section containing pornographic magazines.
Ms Campbell said Thompson took a three pack of the magazines from the shelf, put it down his pants and walked away.
A staff member noticed Thompson and tried to stop him leaving but he refused and left the store without paying.
At about 3.50am the next morning, Thompson returned to Sexyland with a large plank of wood which he threw through the business's glass door causing $3000 in damage.
The court heard Thompson then went around the back of the building where he entered the shop and stole three sex toys, including a device known as a "Pipedream extreme double D masturbator" and a "vibrating pussy".
He left the premises and about half an hour later police found the "masturbator" in a nearby shrub and then found Thompson at the Casuarina bus exchange with pages from the stolen magazines in his pocket.
In arguing for Thompson to be sentenced to time served, his lawyer told the court he had been on remand in "onerous" conditions due to "overcrowding" at the remand centre since his arrest in August.
He said the overcrowding meant prisoners, including Thompson, had to sleep on the floor during their time behind bars.
Judge Michael Carey sentenced Thompson to five months' jail, allowing him to walk free from court on time served and urged him to go home to Kalkarindji.
"I'll let you go home today, go home to country," he said.
According to Sexyland's website, the Pipedream extreme double D masturbator "features two love holes, huge squeezable breasts and a vibrating bullet which can be inserted into the tunnel for extra stimulation".
"A big, sexy fantasy aid from Pipedream's Extreme Collection, the Double D is a stacked masturbator that's designed to be enjoyed however you like it best," the website reads.
"The canals past the excitingly detailed entry are completely separate, so you'll be able to switch it up between the two whenever you want a different sensation."