Release unlikely for sex predator

A JUDGE reviewing the indefinite sentences of a Queensland sex predator has reserved his findings.

Raymond Henry Garland, 42, is considered one of Australia's most dangerous sexual predators, beginning his offending at age 14 and spending most of his life behind bars.

He is serving four indefinite jail terms for sex attacks in Brisbane and Mackay and has been labelled a psychopath with "100% probability" of reoffending.

Two convicted murderers vouched for him, via video link from prison where they were each serving life sentences, during a review in the Brisbane District Court.

Garland raped and sodomised a 14-year-old girl in 1985, sodomised two teenage boys, aged 14 and 15, in 1987 and held a group of people hostage in South Mackay in 1997.

He raped a five-month pregnant woman and sodomised a 16-year-old boy during the nine-hour siege.

Garland is unlikely to ever be released but the court must periodically review indefinite sentences.

Judge Kieran Dorney has not set a date to deliver his findings from the review.


Remember when Hastings St looked like this?

Remember when Hastings St looked like this?

Old photos of Noosa bring the past to life

Looking for 20-yr Peregian patrols as nippers sign on

Looking for 20-yr Peregian patrols as nippers sign on

Nipper sign on backs Noosa SLSC commitment

A big show of volunteers

A big show of volunteers

The people who make it all happen

Local Partners