20 minutes alone with a tiny precious little girl is all this monster needed to engage in vile acts, raping the tiny princess resulting in her death. A tiny window of opportunity that has devastated a family and a community.
I have details on this mongrel dog, but will not expose him until mainstream do. My thoughts are with the devastated family of the little girl.
Man charged with raping and murdering a two-year-old toddler
- In community’s interest to name suspect, says magistrate
- Crime described as ‘extremely serious matter’
- Offence allegedly committed while mother was out for 20 minutes
- Child taken to hospital with injuries to abdomen
- Lost consciousness while being examined, died Easter Sunday
THE man who allegedly raped and murdered his de-facto two-year-old daughter at their coastal home in Coffs Harbour has failed in his bid to hide his identity.
Visiting magistrate Robert Rabbidge this morning ruled it in the community’s interest to identify the alleged child killer, who allegedly molested and murdered the toddler between 7pm and 2.15am on April 20.
Thomas Lock, 23, was arrested by child abuse squad detectives yesterday afternoon and charged with murder, sexual intercourse with a person under 10-years-old and possession of 2g of methylamphetamine.
He was not forced by Mr Rabbidge to appear in court, after his defence team said he “didn’t want to come today”.
Mr Rabbidge described the alleged rape and murder as an “extraordinarily serious matter” and “distressing crimes”.
In reference to suppressing the suspect’s identity, Mr Rabbidge said “representing the community, I’m not convinced that I should make such an order”.
The toddler’s name has been suppressed.
“In my view that (the name of perpetrator) should not be suppressed,” Mr Rabbidge said.
Family of the child’s biological father attended court for the brief mention but did not speak to media.
Outside court, Coffs Harbour crime manager Detective Superintendent Darren Jameson said police would allege the child suffered injuries to her abdominal section during a 20-minute window that the mother was out of the family home.
“The child has suffered injuries to her abdomen,” Det Supt Jameson said.
“It will be alleged the mother was not present when the injuries were received in a short timeframe.”
The Daily Telegraph has leaned it took some days before police were made aware of the injuries sustained by the toddler. That information resulted in a murder investigation and the subsequent murder charge.
The child’s mother had taken her daughter to Coffs Harbour Health Campus about 8pm on Easter Sunday night and died the following morning.
While she was being examined, the toddler lost consciousness.
Lock did not apply for bail and will re-appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on July 22.
DETECTIVES investigating the death of a toddler at Coffs Harbour have charged the child’s step father with murder and aggravated sexual assault.
About 8pm on Sunday April 20, the two-year-old girl was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus.
She died the following morning, police said.
Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command were called to the hospital and have investigated the incident.
On Thursday, a 23-year-old man was arrested at Coffs Harbour Police Station around 1pm.
The man, from Coffs Harbour, was subsequently charged with murder and aggravated sexual assault on a child under 10 years.
Police will allege the offences took place at a Karuah Ave unit, while the child’s mother was not present.
He will appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Friday.