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OUT OF HAND: First there was Linnell the liar, now it’s Loomes the perv

dirtyoldman Police Media chief fiasco #2. First it was Stephen Linnell, VicPol’s ex media tsar turned senior Star News Group editorial manager, who pleaded guilty to perjury and other crimes. Now it’s his friend Queensland Police’s ex media director Kevin Loomes who has been admitted to two counts of performing an indecent act.

By curious coincidence, it appears that Loomes once worked under Stephen Linnell, as his Deputy Media Director at Victoria Police before moving to Queensland to commence a strange double life of public masturbation and employment with law enforcement.

The former Victorian Loomes created this rather lurid scenario that puts Linnell’s own crimes of dishonesty into perspective:

Loomes entered a backpacker’s hostel on Ann Street in Brisbane’s CBD last December, carrying a towel, the court was told. The married man proceeded to a shower block on level one and began chatting to a 22-year-old backpacker before taking his towel off and masturbating in front of the traveller, police prosecutor Carrie Davidson said.

The backpacker quickly left the area and Loomes went to another shower block on a different floor where he started chatting to a second 22-year-old backpacker.

Standing in front of the traveller with one hand on his hip and the other on his penis, Loomes asked: “Has this ever happened to you before?” (VEXNEWS: Probably not we’d suggest)

The two backpackers told the hostel’s managers, who held Loomes until police arrived, Ms Davidson said.

By the time of publication, Star News Group failed to respond to our inquiry about whether they’d offer Mr Loomes employment as they had with Mr Linnell.

The court heard that the sex offender would be returning to Melbourne, where no doubt Queensland courts would love to send all pervs if they could.


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  1. What a tosser.

    Posted by spin doctor | February 19, 2009, 18:00
  2. what can you say?
    thanks for bringing us all the hot news, Mr VexNews.(& god help you if you ever fall off yr moral high-horse and into the abyss of abnormal behaviour)

    Posted by Hot in Melbourne | February 19, 2009, 18:25
  3. I thought I was the best wanker.

    Posted by Fish Mullet | February 19, 2009, 21:38
  4. These two ppl crimes are so different it’s not even worth comparing. Gross.

    Posted by cal | February 19, 2009, 22:27
  5. The Star News Group is a rag and only employs hack journalists who aren’t picked up by Fairfax or Leader Newspapers. The fact that this paper hires hack reporters, some as old as Moses himself, the fact that reporters who are hired by this rag are directed to report in such a biased one sided view, is a typical reason why this paper is so far in debt, it is widely known this paper will fold within 12 months owing millions to financial institutions while the papers ‘fat cat’ owner Paul Thomas donates thousands of dollars to the liberal party and corrupt local councils in the hope of securing money for advertising.

    Posted by anon | February 20, 2009, 10:34
  6. Star made me do it.

    Posted by Brenda Matheson | February 20, 2009, 13:16
  7. I would love to play with his pee pee.

    Posted by Chrissy Pyne | February 20, 2009, 23:12
  8. Not necessarily so Anon. Think you might find that in its troubles existence there has been quite a drain of talent from Star, exiting for Fairfax and Leader publications. They aren’t hacks – misguided maybe, frustrated probably – but not hacks. A great many of the guys and girls I went to university with started out at Star, but bolted for greener pastures as soon as they could do so. I believe a lot of them could see the writing on the wall.

    Posted by RJS | February 22, 2009, 17:47
  9. Paul is going to have close most of his unprofitable weeklies.

    Posted by betting man | February 22, 2009, 17:52
  10. Can Vexnews please run a book on whether Star is actually going broke. I would put $5000 on it still being around in 10 years (unless it’s sold to a competitor for more than $6 million).

    Posted by Robert Trimbole | February 24, 2009, 13:36
  11. Yeh I’ll take that and give you 10-1.

    Star News Group is finished. Everyone knows.

    Posted by jeremy | February 24, 2009, 14:24
  12. You’re a dim-witted fool Jeremy. Everyone knows.

    Posted by Robert Trimbole | February 25, 2009, 12:20
  13. I keep receiving Star in my letterbox every week. It doesn’t have any council advertising in it like the others though! Is anything you write about true Vexnews?

    Posted by Yikes | March 12, 2009, 16:11


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