A capital city man — who was the subject of a special court order when he was freed from jail last week — is back behind bars for allegedly breaching conditions of his release.
Matthew Douglas Twyne — who has a history of exposing himself to children — was picked up just after noon on Friday by RNC patrol officers, who responded to the report of the incident act in Long Pond in Conception Bay South —one of the areas Twyne was banned from going when he was released from prison on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old was taken back to jail and was charged with breaching two conditions of his release — failing to keep the peace and be of good behaviour and being in the Long Pond area.
While Twyne hasn't been charged with the indecent act, he is a suspect in the case.
Before he was freed from jail last week, he was the subject of an 810.1 order — a preventative measure to ensure he doesn’t reoffend. It includes a long list of 29 conditions, including that he have no contact with anyone under the age of 16 and that he stay away from anywhere children are or would be.
He had been given a jail term of just over two years in August 2017 and got out of jail after serving the full sentence.
In May 2017, Twyne went to a dance school on LeMarchant Road, looked into the change room where children between 14 and 16 years old were, and pressed his bare penis against the glass. He was told to leave and he did, but came back shortly afterward. Again, he was told to leave, and again, he came back.
The instructor took a video on her phone to submit as evidence.
Twyne was arrested and pleaded guilty to unlawfully exposing his genitals to children younger than 16, carrying a concealed weapon (a hunting knife), six breaches of recognizance, failing to comply with a probation order and failing to comply with condition of undertaking.
In sentencing, Judge Mike Madden took into account Twyne’s lengthy record that began in 2001, which includes five indecent acts, and said there was little chance of him being rehabilitated.
Twyne has been incarcerated several times, and has already been added to the sex offender registry and given a DNA order.
Some of the other conditions of the 810.1 order included that he have no contact with any of his victims or their family members and that he report to the RNC once a week.
He was also banned from having a cellphone that takes photos or video, and can’t use the internet to acquire pornography or sexually explicit material.
Twyne also wasn’t permitted near playgrounds, school grounds, community centres, daycares or public parks where anyone younger than 16 is present or likely present and was also banned from being around Memorial University campus and parking lots.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the alleged indecent act to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be provided anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.