A bouncer who held
captive and repeatedly raped a female tourist at the
hotel where he worked has been jailed for six and a half
Darryl Dalley was found
guilty in the Cairns District Court of three counts of
rape and one each of common assault and deprivation of
liberty over the attack on the 21-year-old Canadian
traveller, which took place in June last year during an
annual music festival in the outback town of Croydon, in
the state's far north.
Dalley, of Mount Isa, is
the second licensed security guard in a week to be
jailed for violent attacks on the public, after a
Mackay-based bouncer pleaded guilty on October 2 to
causing grievous bodily harm to a man outside a
nightclub last year.
In that case, the victim
was left with severe facial injuries when he was bashed
by off-duty security guard Misivila Apu'Ula in an alley
near the Doors Nightclub in Mackay.
Apu'Ula will was
sentenced earlier this month to two and a half years'
jail but will be eligible for parole in March next year.
Minister for Justice, Kerry Shine, said both men had
been stripped of their security credentials following
their convictions. A third license cancellation was also
issued following a similar incident on the Gold Coast.
Mr Shine said the State
Government had committed $2 million to establish a
specialist taskforce charged with cleaning up the
security industry and ridding it of the thug element.
"Most security providers
are very professional and play an important role in
maintaining the peace in sometimes challenging
circumstances," Mr Shine said.
"But we will not hesitate
to crack down on those who think their security licence
puts them above the law."
He said tighter controls
legislated in July were aimed at ensuring "only
appropriate and competent professionals" qualified as