Tiny Pinder back in prison
FORMER Perth Wildcats player Kendal "Tiny" Pinder has been extradited from Sydney back to Perth on a return to prison warrant.
Officers from WA Police travelled to NSW on Tuesday to extradite Pinder for allegedly breaching parole conditions in the mid-1990s, when he was jailed over a series of sex assaults.
A spokeswoman for WA Police confirmed that the 57-year-old arrived in Perth today and is currently in custody.
It's understood he will not face court and will be returned straight to prison.
"A 57-year-old man has been extradited by Regional Operations Group officers for breach of parole dating back to 1995," a spokeswoman said.
"They travelled to Sydney on Tuesday and returned today on a return to prison warrant."
The former National Basketball League player was sentenced in 1992 to 18 months jail for a series of attempted sexual assaults involving a 16-year-old girl in WA.
In 1996, while still on parole, he was convicted of the sexual assault of a 15-year-old schoolgirl in Wollongong.
Pinder faced court again in NSW in 2001, where he was found not-guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman after picking her up off the street.