Man sentenced for staging break-in at Deborah Hutton’s home

The former partner of TV personality Deborah Hutton has been sentenced for faking a break-in at her Sydney home.

Robert Dulhunty appeared in Waverly Court on Wednesday where he was convicted of six offences including stalking and intimidation, property damage and making false statements over the August 2018 incident.

The 50-year-old was fined $660, put on a 12-month good behaviour bond and ordered to undertake 300 hours of community service.


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He was also instructed to pay back the cost of the NSW police investigation, which was $13,040.

Dulhunty is accused of phoning triple zero to report a man had broken into Dutton’s Bronte home with a backpack containing rope, cable ties, condoms and lubricant.

However, a police investigation later uncovered CCTV footage of Dulhunty buying some of the goods at a convenience store.

“This was a pre-planned, premeditated, detailed, fabrication by the defendant, which resulted in not only Ms Hutton being intimidated and her property damaged but also the valuable services of NSW Police and Triple 0 emergency services being abused,” the Magistrate said.

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