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Is this Australia's worst crim with 92 burglary convictions?

FOR Rockhampton's Cedric Brian Murdoch prison is a "revolving door".

"He goes to prison, comes out, re-offends and goes straight back to prison," Crown prosecutor Russell Hood told the Rockhampton District Court yesterday.

The 29-year-old received his 92nd burglary conviction on Friday.

This is just the latest entry on what Mr Hood described as a "staggering" criminal history littered with property offences, assaults, sexual offences, escaping custody, attempted child stealing and much more.

Murdoch pleading guilty to the robbery, as well as sexual assault and 18 other charges.

Mr Hood said at 5am on December 4 last year Murdoch entered a Rockhampton home through a rear window.

Three children were asleep in a sleep-out area. Murdoch was rifling through a jewellery box when a nine-year-old girl woke up.

Mr Hood said the defendant said "come here" and gestured to the girl.

However, the girl started screaming, waking up her stepfather.

Murdoch fled the house and was later located by police at a hostel.

Just hours later, Murdoch struck an off-duty Capricornia Correctional Centre employee on the backside while she was going for a morning walk.

Defence barrister Ross LoMonaco struggled to provide any reasons for his client's continual defiance of the law. "It's all been said before, there's not a lot that I can say," he said.

Mr LoMonaco said Murdoch started offending when he was just 14.

He had no supportive family and was a cannabis and alcohol user.

Judge Paul Smith sentenced Murdoch to seven years' imprisonment, with a parole eligibility date of March 28, 2015.

"The keys are in your hands now," Judge Smith said.

"You're at an age now where you have to turn the corner and I hope you do."

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