A vile pedophile who filmed himself raping a seven-year-old girl in a dance school has died in prison.
Anthony Sampieri became the first pedophile in Australia to be sentenced to life imprisonment for sexually abusing a child.
The 57-year-old, who was on parole at the time, attacked his victim on knife appointment in November 2018 in a men’s toilet cubicle at school in suburban Sydney, Australia.
He was imprisoned for life, at which time he had terminal liver cancer.
How he died was not confirmed 9News reports that the inmate of Long Bay Prison died at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Sampieri became the first pedophile in Australia to be imprisoned for life for sexually assaulting a child, setting a precedent for future cases.
The avowed crystal meth addict had threatened to cut the girl’s throat if she made noises in a Kogarah dance studio during the attack.
He wrapped a piece of string around her neck, tied her hands from her shorts with a string, and stuffed her toilet paper in her mouth so she couldn’t call for help.
He was knocked to the ground by the mechanic Nicola Gilio, who helped the girl’s mother find her.
Sampieri was on parole at the time for raping a 60-year-old woman at her home in Wollongong in 2012.
In the months leading up to the attack on the seven-year-old, he made 94 sexually explicit calls to women.
During the sentencing, Judge Paul Conlon said Sampieri showed a “complete lack of empathy for the child”.
The judge said the attack could “only be described as a parent’s worst nightmare”.