This post deals with sexual abuse and could be triggering for some readers.
Mum of two Lisa Giles was just five years old when she was sexually abused by family friend Michael Guider, who she then referred to as ‘Uncle Mick.’
Guider later pleaded guilty to the abuse of Lisa and 12 other children between 1980 and 1996.
Subsequently he pleaded guilty to the 1986 manslaughter of nine-year-old Samantha Knight whose body has never been found.
He was jailed for 17 years and, despite the objections of Lisa, the rest of his victims, and Samantha’s family, he was released in September last year.
Now, Lisa must navigate his freedom...
Hello, I’m Lisa Giles. Last year I read out a lengthy 40 minute statement to the NSW Supreme Court to try to stop our old family friend, Michael Guider from being released into the community after his multiple concurrent sentences had been completed.
Hedley Thomas worked with me in the weeks leading up to the court hearing to shape my public emergence with this article.
Unfortunately, Justice Richard Button decided that Guider had exhausted everything the prison system could offer and he was released in early September 2019 with a series of heavy restrictions.
Watch: 60 Minutes on how Samantha Knight's killer was allowed to walk free. Post continues below.