Help bring CQ fugitive Kenneth Cook to justice
WHERE is Kenneth Robert Cook?
The 47-year-old is one of Australia's most wanted men and allegedly committed numerous sexual assaults in Central Queensland between 1996 and 2002.
As part of Operation Roam, Queensland police have launched a nationwide campaign to find Cook and bring him to justice.
The Morning Bulletin spoke to one of his alleged victims yesterday in the Rockhampton district who added her voice to the plea for public help to track down Cook.
Cook features on a list released by Australian police on Monday of 20 fugitives who are suspected of serious crimes such as murder, assault, armed robbery, rape and drug trafficking.
Due to the nature of the alleged offences, Crime Stoppers CEO Trevor O'Hara could not provide further details about the offences but confirmed they were committed in CQ.
Mr O'Hara also said Crime Stoppers yesterday received reports of a possible sighting of Cook in the Brisbane area.
Cook is described as being 176cm tall, fair, of proportionate build and with brown hair and eyes.
Mr O'Hara confirmed another man wanted by police had links to Central Queensland.
Gino Stocco, who is described as being 170-175cm tall with a slim to proportionate build, of fair complexion and with brown eyes and brown and grey hair, is wanted for a string of alleged offences committed in Theodore.
It is alleged Stocco was involved in multiple offences in Theodore in 2012 as well as offences in St George, Chinchilla, Euramo, Yuleba and Stanthorpe over the past six years.
Mr O'Hara said Stocco's alleged Theodore offences included evade police, driving unregistered and being in possession of stolen property.
"He is wanted for 15 matters in Queensland between 2009 and 2014. His alleged offences include burglary, stealing, break and enter, firearms offences, arson, stealing as a servant, stealing and fraud.
"We have taken a few calls about Stocco in the past two days with possible sightings north and south of Brisbane."
Mr O'Hara said Operation Roam, which will run until the end of August, focuses on suspects who have most likely fled interstate to avoid being caught.
"They need to be held accountable for their alleged offences and a reward of up to $1000 is offered for tips that lead to the arrest of any of the wanted persons," Mr O'Hara said.
"Suspects could be in your neighbourhood now. If you see one of these people, call 000 immediately."