'Sexual predator' could be released from jail

AN IPSWICH man who got a teenage girl drunk, took her phone and raped her may be back on the streets by November 10.

A judge dubbed Neilson Harold Dooley a "sexual predator” when he was jailed for raping a 14-year-old girl.

Dooley is nearing the end of his sentence and being assessed for suitability to be released.

Psychiatrist Josephine Sundin told Brisbane Supreme Court on Wednesday Dooley is a "moderate to high” risk of re-offending because of his substance abuse and personality disorders.

The court heard prison staff had found pornographic pictures hidden in Dooley's cell and pages from a book about the sexual assault and murder of a woman.

Dr Sundin said this finding concerned her and she wanted Dooley to undergo more one-on-one psychiatric treatment.

But on cross-examination Dr Sundin admitted it was nearly impossible for any sexual offender to be rated less than a moderate risk of re-offending.

The court heard Dooley had an unhealthy relationship with sex and viewed women as sexual objects.

He was jailed for getting a teenage girl drunk, taking her phone away from her, locking her in a room and raping her after she passed out.

The court heard the sentencing judge described Dooley as a "sexual predator”.

Although Dooley had a long criminal history the rape was his only sexual offence.

Crown barrister John Tate told the court Dooley was not a candidate for indefinite detention but two more psychiatrists should assess him before the conditions of his release could be established.

Justice David Boddicewill publish his decision at a future date. Dooley is set to be released on November 10.

- NewsRegional



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