Convicted child sex offender Darryl Peter Morgan given nine more years in jail for attacks on teenage girls

A CONVICTED sex predator with a history of child abuse and bestiality dating back decades has been jailed for a further nine years for assaulting two teenage girls after grooming them by promising work.

Darryl Peter Morgan, 61, had attacked a 14-year-old in his car and assaulted a 19-year-old woman over several hours in a caravan near Cessnock during separate, horrific attacks.

Morgan, who also went under the name Darryl Ross and Darryl Ross Morgan, was found guilty by a jury of three counts of sexual intercourse without consent involving the older teenager, as well as two counts of assault with an act of indecency and one count of indecently assaulting a person aged under 16 involving the younger girl.

The convicted sex offender had befriended the younger girl and offered her some cleaning work before telling her to bring a bikini for a swim after her shift.

But instead of working, Morgan drove the girl to a Hunter beach and assaulted her.

Child Abuse Squad Newcastle detectives arrested Morgan over the beach assault while Central Hunter investigators looked into the complaint from the 19-year-old woman.

She told them Morgan had befriended her and promised work as a model before driving her to his caravan at Nulkaba and sexually assaulting her for several hours.

The offences took place between September 2014 and March 2015.

Morgan denied the charges but was found guilty by a jury following a trial earlier this year.

It is understood Morgan was already on the child protection register for assaulting two young girls in 1989.

He was also convicted of a bestiality charge in 1979.

NSW District Court Judge Leonie Flannery sentenced Morgan to a total maximum of nine years’ jail with a non-parole period of six years and nine months after handing down terms of between seven years and 18 months imprisonment for each of the counts.

With time already served, Morgan will not be eligible for parole until July 28, 2024.

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