Bill Pulver outside court, with daughter Madeleine behind him
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Sydney collar-bomb hoaxer Peters pleads guilty

A man has pleaded guilty to breaking into a teenage girl's home and locking her to a fake bomb in Australia in August last year.

Paul Douglas Peters, 50, appeared via video-link in a Sydney court and his lawyer entered the plea on his behalf.

He was arrested in the United States last year and extradited to Australia to face charges for the incident, believed to be an attempt to extort money from the family of 18-year-old Madeleine Pulver.

The girl's father, Bill, thanked police, prosecutors and members of the public for their support, and said the attack remains as mysterious and as "random to us in our minds as it did back on 3 August."

  • 08 Mar 2012
  • From the section Asia
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