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ACT Supreme Court sentences John Paul Garay to five years' jail for historical child sex offences

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By Toby Vue
Updated June 10 2022 - 8:42am, first published 8:40am
John Paul Garay was sentenced on Friday for child sex offences. Picture: Blake Foden

A child rapist who tried to stave off his punishment and failed to attend court previously has been sentenced to five years' jail for his historical crimes that left "long-lasting and tragic" consequences on his victim.

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Toby Vue

Court reporter

Toby Vue joined The Canberra Times in April 2021 and is a court reporter after covering the round in NSW and Queensland. He has also reported on regional and rural affairs, local government and sport. He was a Sunday Canberra Times reporter. Email: t.vue@canberratimes.com.au.