One of Australia’s most evil sex monsters, 60, whose sick rape catalog included two horror attacks on female prison staff dies in prison
- Paul Stephen Keating was held in isolation for 15 years after the rape of a prison teacher
- A police prosecutor once said ‘this man’s rehabilitation is zero’
- In 2005 Keating doused the woman in lighter fluid and raped her at the tip of the knife
- He was such a dangerous source that female personnel were not allowed to come near him
One of Australia’s most notorious sex offenders has died in custody after being held in isolation for 15 years after a depraved assault on a female prison teacher.
Paul Stephen Keating, who died on Tuesday at the age of 60, raped his teacher at the Bunbury Prison in Western Australia in 2005.
He locked his terrified victim in prison for six hours, doused her in lighter fluid, and raped her on the knife.
It was one of many attacks on female prison staff after an employee was attacked in Casuarina prison in 1992.
At the time, he was serving a life sentence and an indefinite sentence for other horrific attacks dating back to 1979.
The queasy attack in 2005 led to a revision of how dangerous sexual predators are managed in custody.
Police prosecutor Linda Petrusa once said “this man’s rehabilitation is zero” and called him a “sadistic narcissist.”
Paul Stephen Keating has been detained separately in the Special Handling Unit of Casuarina Prison since 2005 (photo)
He has been held in maximum security in the Special Handling Unit at Casuarina Prison since the horrific incident.
Sources told The Western Australian only male guards were allowed to come near Keating.
“He was simply considered too dangerous and could never come into contact with women,” said the source.
“He certainly contributed to the restrictive arrangements that applied within the Special Handling Unit.”
Described as one of the facility’s ‘worst prisoners’, he had very limited contact with other prisoners and was normally left alone out of his cell.
He was first convicted of rape in 1977 at the age of just 17 after attacking a nurse.
Although Keating was in prison for the crime, he was released on a nightly release from work in 1979 when he raped and threatened to kill another woman.
In 1984, Keating escaped from prison and violated two more women while threatening them with an air rifle.
In 2005, Keating locked a female prison worker in a storage room, raped her at a knife tip (photo, a crowded cell in Bunbury prison where the attack took place)
Despite being convicted and imprisoned, the sex predator was able to strike again while behind bars.
In an eerily similar attack on 2005, Keating hired another prison worker in Casuarina in 1992.
A Justice Department spokeswoman said Keating, who had recently undergone a heart by-pass, told the guards he felt unwell.
“Agreements were made to attend the St. John Ambulance, and before paramedics arrived, prison staff had to start administering CPR,” she said.
The prisoner was taken to the hospital by ambulance, where he was later pronounced dead.
“Under the Coroners Act, his death is treated as a” death in custody “and is under investigation by the WA Police Force.”
Keating was pronounced dead at Fiona Stanley Hospital (photo) in Western Australia