By Paula Doneman
The crimes of Leonard Fraser, which made foreign headlines with the homicide of a nine-year-old schoolgirl in 1999, are chronicled during this true-crime booklet. In April 1999, Keyra Steinhardt was once overwhelmed, raped, and murdered in a brazen sunlight assault as she walked domestic from college within the Australian city of Rockhampton. whilst her killer, Leonard Fraser, ultimately led the police to her physique weeks later, it was the catalyst that went directly to disclose him as a murderous sexual predator, and in 2005 he was once stumbled on responsible of the murders of Keyra and different girls, and located accountable of manslaughter within the dying of one other girl. The e-book discusses different crimes most likely devoted by means of Fraser, as he is currently a suspect in at the least 3 unsolved disappearances of girls in Australia, even though no continues to be were came upon. he's serving 4 indefinite lifestyles sentences.
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Fraser was still considered untreatable, and so any chance of rehabilitation was remote. But as his outbursts continued, his classification was still downgraded and Fraser was given a level of trust, often being left unsupervised. He was allowed to live on a prison farm where low and open security inmates were housed, and was allowed day leave-of-absences on his own. qxd 10/5/06 8:49 AM Page 44 between 1991 and 1997. He went outside the farm’s perimeter, into a no-go zone, and was caught swimming in a dam at the Fieldfest site with a woman, man and their young girls.
Fraser then told Davidson he had spent time in the boys’ home in New South Wales and once he was released that he had worked as a ‘sitter’ for prostitutes working in Kings Cross and then how his move to the Daintree in 1971 ended up with him being jailed in Townsville prison. He spoke of his return to New South Wales where he associated with bikie gangs and became ‘re-involved’ with prostitutes. Fraser admitted to the New South Wales rapes he committed but tried to lessen his guilt by saying a number of bikers were involved in the attacks.
Fraser volunteered with community groups, like the Lions Club, Endeavour Foundation and Lifeline and worked at local schools. He put up road signs and completed letterbox drops at nearby housing estates. While Fraser had been an uncontrollable, wilful child prone to bouts of violence and aggression, he was also quick to help others. While walking home from his grocery shopping in Sydney he stopped and removed his shirt to help a complete stranger level a heap of soil in his front garden. It was one of the few reasons Fraser was called a ‘good bloke’, a relative said.