Child predator who lured two girls, 7 and 8, into a toilet block and raped them said he wanted to get his attraction to young children ‘out of his system’
- Darren Richard Williams, 55, raped two young girls, 7 and 8, in January last year
- Pleaded guilty to one count of indecent treatment of a child, two counts of rape
- Admitted in Maryborough District Court he was ‘sexually attracted’ to children
A child predator who raped two young girls in a toilet block has admitted he wanted his vile attraction to young children ‘out of his system’.
Darren Richard Williams, 55, pleaded guilty in Queensland’s Maryborough District Court on Tuesday to one count of indecent treatment of a child and two counts of rape.
The court heard Williams lured the girls, aged 7 and 8, separately into the women’s bathrooms at Torbanlea, in the Fraser Coast Region, last January.
At the time of the assault the girls were playing together in a park, with their parents at a nearby bowling club.
A child predator who raped two young girls in a Queensland toilet block has admitted he wanted his vile attraction to young children ‘out of his system’ (stock image)
The horrific incident was in a women’s public toilet at Torbanlea, in Queensland’s Fraser Coast Region, last January (stock image)
Williams told the first victim he needed to check her for ‘vaginitis’, before digitally raping her.
Seconds before the attack, Williams exposed his penis to the youngster.
Soon after he used the victim to lure the younger girl into the toilet block – before he also digitally raped her.
The two young girls later told police they had been touched by Williams, but after he admitted to digitally penetrating them both, he was charged with rape.
Williams, who had no criminal history before the dual sexual assault, admitted having sexual urges towards children in the past – but had never acted on them.
When an opportunity ‘presented itself’ in the toilet block, he acted on it impulsively.
Williams’ lawyer said his client felt ‘remorse, guilt and shame’ over his depraved conduct.
Following the attack, both girls started counselling with one unwilling to walk to school or go to the playground alone.
The other victim refuses to sleep in her own bed, according to the Courier Mail.
Williams was jailed for eight years, with his 467 days in custody following his arrest to be included as time served.