Daryl James Lewis-Grant

Posted: July 4, 2015 by Serendipity in Queensland
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UPDATE:  DECEMBER 2015

Lewis-Grant can apply for parole after having his mandatory prison term shortened. Queensland’s Court of Appeal found the judge miscalculated pre-sentence custody & sent a new date of December 4.

 

http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/man-jailed-for-abuse-images-found-on-discarded-phone/story-fnjfzs7u-1227364951546

Man jailed for abuse images found on discarded phone

  • SAMANTHA HEALY
  • Townsville Bulletin
  • May 22, 2015 11:24AM

THE sexual abuse of a young girl was only discovered after a man threw away his mobile phone, which was found by a worker at a recycling depot.

Daryl James Lewis-Grant, 27, was charged with 16 offences including rape, indecent treatment of a child and possessing, distributing and making child exploitation material.

He was sentenced to seven years jail in Townsville District Court but will be eligible for parole in December.

He has already spent about two years in custody.

The court was told a worker at a recycling centre found disturbing images of a child on the man’s discarded phone and handed it to police.

Police then tracked down its owner, Lewis-Grant, and identified the child, then aged four, soon after.

Crown prosecutor Amanda Payne said Lewis-Grant was charged with rape after he photographed an act of oral sex on the girl.

The court was told he also took photographs of the little girl touching his groin and ­others of her private parts.

Other child exploitation images and photographs, not depicting the girl, were also found on the phone.

Ms Payne said Lewis-Grant took the photographs of the little girl to “keep a trophy”.

She said he sent text messages to his girlfriend describing her as a “woman kid f—–”.

“The defendant took a photo of the girl’s vagina and sent it to his girlfriend,” Ms Payne said.

The court was told the girlfriend responded quickly with a smiling face emoticon.

In a victim impact statement from the child’s parents, they said their daughter suffered nightmares and would not go anywhere alone.

They said they feared im­ages of their daughter had been “shared around the world”.

“I feel like I have failed as a father,” the statement read. “She is a changed little girl. We’ve changed.”

Barrister Greg Lynham, for Lewis-Grant, said his client had two children with his former partner and their break-up had distressed him.

He said Lewis-Grant had engaged in escalating drug use at the time of the of the offences.

In handing down his sentence, Judge John Baulch SC said the gravity of Lewis-Grant’s offending was aggravated by his victim’s young age and the fact he photographed and distributed the “disgusting things you did”.

“Nothing before me explains your behaviour or gives any assurance that you won’t reoffend again,” Judge Baulch said.

“Because of that … you should be supervised (following release from prison).”

Lewis-Grant will be eligible for release on December 21.

 

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Comments
  1. Discard this filth into a cardboard crusher at the landfill. Not Supervise and protect him after release. Better still, why not just open up the protection gate to the rock spiders yard,holding Brett Cowan and let the ordinary hardened crims in to act as pest control. Daryl James Lewis – Grant would be well supervised then, would think his backside would be very sore and he would be panel beated, and could only sit down after his release from jail then. He need only be supervised out of jail into a hospital wheel chair or walking frame, with his dick out of order!…

  2. Candice Tareeala says:

    You should rot n hell u piece of shit!!! What u did was pure evil….that lil girl has had innocence n childhood taken away from her because of n your dumb ass decisions!!! I can’t believe i was actually your friend… Don’t ever show your face around Townsville evvver again…. Waste of space & oxygen!!!

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