Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Violent Pedophile Awaits Fate

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Violent Pedophile Awaits Fate

Article excerpt

A DANGEROUS pedophile could be back on the streets early next month if a judge is persuaded that a supervision order can reduce the risk to children.

Douglas Brian Jackway, who one psychologist has described as a biological psychopath, has spent four months of his adult life outside jail.

When he was last released in 2003, he offended within 12 days.

Jackway, who has raped two young children, was detained beyond the length of his sentences under the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003.

Psychiatrist Donald Grant told Brisbane Supreme Court yesterday that he believed there was a "reasonably high risk" Jackway would breach a supervision order if released, especially if he returned to drug and alcohol abuse.

He said such abuse, which stressors or provocation would aggravate further, could lead to the verbal or physical anger he had exhibited in the past.

"Mr Jackway's risk is at least moderate for sexual offences which would most likely occur in the context of drug and alcohol intoxication," he said. …

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