Judge has to leave courtroom after hearing extreme child rape case evidence
Jason Daron Mizner, 44, is escorted by police in Thailand after his arrest there
Horrifying child rape evidence heard by an Aussie court was so extreme even the judge had to leave the room yesterday, The Sun reported.
Jason Daron Mizner, 44, carried out more than 60 sex attacks against his then girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter in the 2000s, filming much of the abuse.
Brisbane District Court was shown some of the shocking footage ahead of sentencing for the evil paedo, who has already admitted the sick crimes.
But the evidence was so harrowing that the hearing was postponed after even the judge walked out of the court in disgust.
Justice Leanne Clare was so shaken she said needed a break to ensure a fair sentence – adjourning proceedings for a full three days.
She said: "I think it would be best to put some distance between the viewing of that tape and the delivery of the judgment, so that it does not overwhelm the sentence."
Mizner, pictured in 2006, was jailed for 11 years in Thailand for a separate crime
The court heard how Mizner, who was 31 at the time of the offences, formed a relationship with the victim’s mum before carrying out the attacks over a number of months.
The horrified woman found the videos her partner had made of the abuse while he was on a holiday in Thailand.
He refused to return home after he was unmasked, instead staying in the Asian country where he formed another relationship with a local woman.
The predator then assaulted her young daughter too before being arrested there.
He served 11 years of a 35-year sentence in Thailand and was deported when released on bail last year, with Australian authorities arresting him as soon as he landed.
The judge at Brisbane District Court, pictured, was left shaken by evidence
Prosecutors in the latest case want Mizner jailed for life for his depraved offences, which include more than 30 counts of rape against the Australian victim.
But his lawyers argue his years in prison in Thailand should be taken into account.
They say he suffered "torture" at the hands of other inmates and should get off with a lighter sentence.
Mizner's lawyer said: "He received beatings and other torture, partly in relation to (the Australian) offending.
"The Australian Federal Police gave evidence at the (Thai) hearing about the Australian offending, so it's not much of a stretch that inmates in Thailand would have known."
Justice Clare admitted Mizner might have suffered “deprivations and abuses” but said describing his experience as torture was “an overstatement”.
She said he had a "predilection for babies" and posed a “medium-to-high risk” of reoffending if he wasn’t caged.
The judge said: "Even a low risk of reoffending when it comes to raping babies is a substantial risk to deal with.
"When it's a medium-to-high risk... it's alarming."
The court will reconvene on Friday to continue the sentencing hearing.
Culled from The Sun