Paedophile who kidnapped and raped boy, 10, and launched a separate sex attack on girl, 9, could be freed in days because of his ‘improved’ behaviour
- A notorious child rapist once labelled a ‘biological psychopath’ could walk free
- Douglas Jackway is set to have a parole hearing next week after serving 15 years
- But the state of Queensland warns the predator still poses an ‘unacceptable risk’
A sadistic child rapist who was once labelled a ‘biological psychopath’ could soon walk free from jail.
Douglas Brian Jackway, 43, will make his seventh bid for freedom at a parole hearing in the Brisbane Supreme Court next week.
But Queensland’s Attorney-General will once again oppose the release of the infamous paedophile, deeming him an ‘unacceptable risk’ to the community.
Jackway is currently serving an definite sentence after raping a 10-year-old boy and a nine-year-old girl in the 1990s.
Barrister for the Attorney-General, Jeffrey Rolls, said two psychiatrists will to be called to give evidence regarding Jackway’s risk of reoffending next Monday, the Courier Mail reported.
Jackway (pictured after his arrest in 2003) is currently serving an definite sentence after raping a 10-year-old boy and a nine-year-old girl in the 1990s
One is expected to declare Jackway a ‘moderate risk of reoffending’ while the other will label the predator a ‘below moderate’ risk.
Going against Jackway is the fact he has committed 113 prison violations over the past 15 years since he has been incarcerated.
However, given that only four of the violations have occurred in the past year to June 2019, the court noted at a previous hearing last year, it did show ‘marked improvement’ in his behaviour.
But the state has maintained that if Jackway is released there’s an unacceptable risk of him ‘potentially kidnapping a child’.
A previous psychological report said Jackway showed ‘little remorse’ and treats crime the way others would treat a profession, the Sunshine Coast Daily reported.
‘(Biological psychopaths) are extremely impulsive and give way to every kind of whim, sexual and oral,’ the report said.
‘They are very dangerous recidivist offenders… their sexual behaviour towards young male children is not the result of homosexual impulses but rather an example of sexual behaviour towards any apparently defenceless human being regardless of sex.’
After getting expelled from the Sunshine Coast’s Noosa High, Jackway moved to Central Queensland with his sister in 1995 and it was in the quiet town of Tewantin where he committed his most shocking and brazen offence.
Jackway is being held at the at the Wolston Correctional Centre (pictured) in Brisbane
Jackway abducted a 10-year-old boy, who was with a group of other children and raped him in broad daylight.
He was charged for the disturbing crime and released from prison in 2003.
But Jackway was quickly apprehended for the rape of a nine-year-old girl which took place several years earlier.
Due to the nature of his offences, he was once the prime suspect in disappearance of murdered Queensland boy Daniel Morcombe.
In April 2016, a parole hearing heard Jackway had tried to leave his jail unit with the intention of bashing Morcombe’s killer, Brett Peter Cowan, after he tried to point the finger at Jackway during his high-profile trial.
In April 2016, a parole hearing heard Jackway had tried to leave his jail unit with the intention of bashing Morcombe’s killer, Brett Peter Cowan, after he tried to point the finger at Jackway during his high-profile trial (pictured, Daniel Morcombe)