Australian teen bitten by crocodile while trying to win love sentenced over car theft

Lee Kristopher De Paauw was bitten by a crocodile while trying to impress a backpacker. Now he's in trouble after trying ...
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Lee Kristopher De Paauw was bitten by a crocodile while trying to impress a backpacker. Now he's in trouble after trying to steal a car.

An Australian teenager who made headlines when he was bitten by a crocodile while attempting to impress a British backpacker has been sentenced after attempting to steal a car.

Lee Kristopher De Paauw appeared via video link in Queenlsland's Innisfail Magistrates Court on Wednesday on eight charges, including serious assault of a police officer, following the attempt to steal a car on June 4.

De Paauw, who had been using methamphetamine at the time of the crime, was apprehended by an off-duty police officer who witnessed the attempted theft.

The 18-year-old was sentenced to three months' imprisonment for assaulting the police officer, wholly suspended for one year, and also placed under a probation order for two years.

READ MORE: Friends dared croc attack victim to jump into river

The teenager was attacked by a crocodile when he jumped into the Johnstone River in March, a few hours after meeting Sophie Paterson, 24, at a nightclub.

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 - AAP

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