Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rapist Linked to Daniel to Remain in Jail Indefinitely

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rapist Linked to Daniel to Remain in Jail Indefinitely

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Byline: Geoff Egan Geoff.Egan@newsregionalmedia.com.au

A GLADSTONE rapist once linked to Daniel Morcombe's murder will remain behind bars after being dubbed a danger to the community.

Douglas Brian Jackway is serving an indefinite detention order having been ruled a danger to the community for two rapes in the 1990s. His case is reviewed annually.

In April, Jackway, 40, argued in Brisbane Supreme Court he should be released from jail under supervision.

But on Monday, Justice Sue Brown ruled Jackway remained a danger to the community and should remain behind bars.

In 1995, aged 18, a drunken Jackway abducted a nine-year-old Gladstone boy and took him to nearby mangroves where he sexually assaulted him.

He was released from prison in 2003 but returned to jail by 2004 for stealing a car, driving dangerously and wilfully damaging property.

During the time Jackway was out of jail Sunshine Coast boy Daniel Morcombe was abducted and murdered. …

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