Victoria Police revealed in a statement last week that they had arrested a 31-year-old man who is believed to be responsible for the lewd markings that were found at the memorial site in Princes Park on the 18th of June – the day a public vigil was scheduled.
The culprit was yesterday named by The Age as Melbourne comedian Andrew Nolch, who has been charged with criminal damage, offensive behaviour and marking offensive graffiti. He is due to face court in August.
Screenshots of a Melbourne Magistrates’ Court listing on the 10th of August had for some time been circulating on social media, naming the accused as Andrew Nolch.
The comedian was extraordinarily vocal on social media, claiming that the mainstream media had used Dixon’s death as an opportunity to further the notion that Eurydice Dixon’s unfortunate murder was a result of masculinity.
Nolch seemed to confess his guilt in a strange Facebook status pinned to his page.
The peculiar Facebook account included a number of unusual public statuses, including the endorsement of moon landing conspiracy theories, chemtrails, government mind control and Scientology. However, Nolch’s social media was also frequently used to express his political beliefs.
Nolch previously hosted a now late-night comedy show called The Kink, as well as a number of podcasts about conspiracy theories and Scientology. Interestingly, he is believed to be known to some of Eurydice Dixon’s friends as a Melbourne comedian, and perhaps a competitor.
A stream of invective has since channelled into Nolch’s social media following his public identification, with a number of users leaving comments on his personal page and posting negative reviews to his public page.
The delusional desecrator has received immensely negative social feedback and has likely forfeited any prospects of a prosperous career as a comedian.
It will be interesting to see whether or not the mainstream media attempts to link Nolch to the right-wing and force associative guilt upon men’s rights activists and Australian nationalists, proving his observations correct that the mainstream media seeks to brand collective groups, rather than blame individual nutters.