Kwinana toilet debate: police claim man injected teen with meth

POLICE claim a drug dealer took an 18-year-old woman to public toilets where he injected her with methylamphetamine.

Appearing via video link from Casuarina Prison, William Francis Pearce pleaded guilty to supplying amphetamine, possessing methylamphetamine, and three breaches of bail.

The police prosecutor said Pearce was at Kwinana Hub Shopping Centre when he approached an 18-year-old girl and offered to sell her cannabis.

He said Pearce arranged to meet the girl at the disabled toilets at the library across the road from the shopping centre and once there he took her into the toilet and locked the door.

Instead of selling cannabis, Pearce insisted she buy methylamphetamine and he pulled out two syringes and some water, then prepared the drug.

Police said the girl did not want it and only wanted cannabis, but she reluctantly held out her arm while Pearce injected her with methylamphetamine.

Pearce’s lawyer said his client was guilty but disagreed with the prosecution’s facts.

He said it was serious but the girl had approached Pearce asking for some “gear”.

He said they did meet at the disabled toilet at the library but Pearce had only ‘held’ the syringe and ‘pulled the plunger’ for her.

Magistrate Susan Richardson said it was a serious matter that would need to go before the Supreme Court, where Pearce will appear on April 4 for sentencing.