Sex offenders are released from Wacol Prison to a housing precinct down the road where they are monitored. The State Government has reassured residents there are no plans to expand this housing.
Sex offenders are released from Wacol Prison to a housing precinct down the road where they are monitored. The State Government has reassured residents there are no plans to expand this housing.

Prisoner accused of throwing faeces at guard

A WACOL prisoner allegedly threw faeces on a prison guard and covered his tracks by putting a towel over a CCTV camera.

Dwayne John Small is on trial in Brisbane District Court after pleading not guilty to unlawfully assaulting a corrective services officer in 2012.

It is alleged Small threw a cup of liquid, which the Crown submitted was faeces, at officer Brett Coad at the Brisbane Correctional Centre in April, 2012.

The jury heard on Monday22/7 there was footage which showed Mr Small using a towel to sweep up fluid from the jail floor before he flicked the towel towards the ceiling where a vent was.

While the footage was not of the alleged assault, the Crown submitted it showed Mr Small was able to block the similarly-positioned camera at will.

"This could be the mechanism used early in the day to throw faeces and liquid on the complainant," the prosecutor told the court.

The trial continues.



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