Sign up to receive our Breaking News Alerts and Editor's Daily Headlines featuring the best local news and stories. https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/N2VhEHnqjw2FQfCURnN8eC/42ba387c-6707-4ecb-a617-452152adcc01.jpg/r477_766_3024_2205_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg, Illawarra Mercury's trusted source for property, Horsley shooting accused once charged as accessory to ex-bikie's murder: court, Revealed: the Illawarra suburbs earmarked as new housing hotspots, Jack de Belin 'offered rape victim $50 to keep quiet', jury hears, All the best photos from Melbourne Cup day in the Illawarra, RBA cuts rates, will do more if necessary, Shellharbour airport flights book out as Queensland border reopens, Dad charged over Bulli boat tragedy that killed 5YO son. Magistrate Budgen ordered that Swallow be released from prison after serving a minimum term of 13 months, however, Swallow has appealed the decision on account of it being “too severe”. The Crown case was that the woman, having taken sleeping medication prescribed to her for PTSD and fallen asleep in Swallow's bed, woke about 11pm to discover Swallow's penis in her vagina.

Andrew Peter Swallow was in the midst of appealing his 13-month prison sentence in Wollongong District Court last week when he sought a legal media ban on all reporting of his case out of fear for his personal safety behind bars. He remains on conditional bail. The court heard he and the woman connected via Tinder last December and were “intimate” when they met in person in February, with Swallow filming a consensual sex act between the pair. Police allege Andrew Peter Swallow is a convicted sex offender with a long history of "predatory behaviour" towards women he meets on the social media site Tinder, the Illawarra Mercury reports. He did not dispute the fact the pair had sex that night, but claimed everything that occurred between them was consensual. He breached the order by sending the woman another threatening text messages just hours later. However, a few days later the woman rejected Swallow’s request for a dinner date, prompting him to threaten to “forward the boys your vids (sic)”. A background report will be prepared ahead of Swallow's sentencing on March 3.

"The question in this trial is can you accept the word of [the alleged victim] to such an extent that you can find Mr Swallow guilty of these very serious offences he faces," Mr Tuckey said.
Swallow, whose Facebook page reveals he once worked as a male stripper, told the court he had been targeted in jail as a result of earlier publicity of his case.

Amy Maynard endured three weeks of sexual abuse at the hand of her cousin Andrew Peter Swallow, when she was just 14. He was charged with failing to comply with his reporting obligations, to which he pleaded guilty in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday. Swallow remained composed while Judge Geoffrey Graham thanked the jury for their service but was later visibly relieved, putting his head in his hand as he was comforted by his partner. Swallow's face was clearly visible in both pictures, as was a tattoo of two red lips he'd recently had etched on his hip. Convicted sex offender Andrew Peter Swallow, 30, was handed an 18 month prison term in Wollongong Local Court last month after pleading guilty to stalking. Illawarra Star. He did not dispute the fact the pair had sex that night, but claimed everything that occurred between them was consensual. Swallow, whose Facebook page reveals he once worked as a male stripper, told the court he had been targeted in jail as a result of earlier publicity of his case. https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/N2VhEHnqjw2FQfCURnN8eC/bc1cdd4a-a943-45de-b4fd-19b775ddbce0.jpg/r435_187_3024_1650_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg, Illawarra Mercury's trusted source for property, Revealed: the Illawarra suburbs earmarked as new housing hotspots, Jack de Belin 'offered rape victim $50 to keep quiet', jury hears, All the best photos from Melbourne Cup day in the Illawarra, RBA cuts rates, will do more if necessary, Shellharbour airport flights book out as Queensland border reopens, Dad charged over Bulli boat tragedy that killed 5YO son. The woman left the property and drove to a friend's house in Wyong.
It was alleged Swallow raped her again early the next morning in similar circumstances. A jury has taken less than three hours to acquit a Kiama Downs man accused of raping a woman while she was asleep.

In 2014, Swallow dated a woman for four weeks before he ended their courtship one night via text message. Andrew Swallow arrives at Wollongong Court on November 19. Magistrate Michael Stoddart adjourned the matter to next Tuesday for him to instruct Legal Aid. Convicted sex offender Andrew Peter Swallow, 30, was handed an 18 month prison term in Wollongong Local Court last month after pleading guilty to stalking.