THE man who raped and killed Wagga teenager Sally Jones and raped two other teenagers will always be a threat to women and should never be released from jail, a close friend of Miss Jones has declared.
Kenneth Barry Cannon, 55, was jailed in 1991 for raping and stabbing 18-year-old Miss Jones to death in April, 1987.
He was later given another sentence for the knifepoint rape of a 16-year-old girl in 1990.
And last Thursday, Cannon’s sentence that was to expire in June next year was increased by two and a half years for the 1986 rape of a 15-year-old girl.
He will be eligible to apply for parole on December 28, 2018.
But Julie Dolton, who was with Miss Jones just hours before the 18-year-old was killed by Cannon, said the killer should be locked up for life.
“You can’t tell me these sick people, and that is what they are, can be rehabilitated,” Ms Dolton said.
Ms Dolton fears there may be other victims of Cannon for whom there has been no justice yet.
Cannon was identified as the 1986 rapist by DNA found on the victim’s underwear. The link was made in 2008, but Cannon was not charged until February this year.
“There definitely could be other victims out there,” Ms Dolton said.
“I have a feeling the police already know there are other victims and they are just waiting for when he is up for parole and they will hit him with another cold case.
“That is what I am hoping for.
“I hope he spends the rest of his life in jail.”
Ms Dolton said if DNA testing was available in 1986, it might have saved Miss Jones’s life.
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