Craig Anthony Wheatman Biography — Wiki
Craig Anthony Wheatman is an unemployed recluse who allegedly broke into a 92-year-old woman’s home and r*ped her, now has refused to front court after his arrest. Wheatman is accused of what police are calling one of the most ‘heinous’ home invasions in recent memory after allegedly storming the elderly woman’s Concord home at about 2 am on Saturday.
He allegedly s*xually assaulted the victim in a sickening attack which police claim lasted 105 minutes.
Craig Anthony Wheatman age
Craig Anthony Wheatman, who is originally from South Australia but known to reside at a Strathfield address, is 28 years old.
Craig Anthony Wheatman Arrested
Craig Anthony Wheatman has been charged with aggravated s*xual assault, aggravated break and enter and assault occasioning actual bodily harm among other charges. He was arrested on Sunday but refused to appear in Burwood Local Court on Monday.
His lawyer Catherine Hunter said Wheatman was not looking to apply for a release and did not want to the frontcourt.
The 92-year-old victim survived the brutal alleged attack and called her family for help using her remote-controlled medical emergency alarm. She was rushed to hospital but has since been released.
‘It’s probably one of the most appalling (incidents) I’ve seen in 30 years of policing,’ NSW Police Child Abuse and S*x Crimes Squad Acting Commander Chris Goddard claimed on Monday.
‘Some of the most heinous crimes in the Crimes Act have been committed against this poor, defensiveness vulnerable member of our community.
‘With a 92-year-old person – frail, of age – those injuries will take some time to heal.’
‘(But) she’s very strong-willed and very positive about this whole thing. She’s getting better with each day.’
What we know so far about Craig Anthony Wheatman
Court documents allege Wheatman lived a short distance from the woman’s home, but neighbours say he was evicted from the small brick cottage months ago. Neighbours told The Daily Telegraph that Wheatman often drew attention to himself because he is Caucasian.
They say the landlord changed the locks in November, renovated the house and sold it by December.
‘He just moved up to Sydney and said he was struggling to find work and make a decent living,’ the neighbours said.
Wheatman has not been charged with the vandalism of his former home, and Daily Mail Australia does not suggest he had any involvement. Police are still working to determine when and how Wheatman moved to Sydney from South Australia.
Wheatman is known to police and was spotted in Homebush by some ‘eagle-eyed’ detectives.