Man convicted over girl's horrific rape in dance studio toilet dies

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter
·1-min read

Convicted Sydney child rapist Anthony Sampieri has died from liver cancer.

Sampieri, 57, who was serving a life sentence for the rape of a seven-year-old girl inside a Kogarah dance studio bathroom, in Sydney's south, had been receiving treatment for his terminal condition at Long Bay Prison Hospital.

A Corrective Services NSW spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News Australia Sampieri died at 8.30pm on Sunday at the secure annex of the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, in the city's east.

Anthony Sampieiri is pictured in a green shirt flanked by police.
Anthony Sampieri (pictured in a green shirt) was sentenced last year over the horrific attack. Source: Nine

Sampieri was jailed in February last year for the horrifying attack in November, 2018.

On parole at the time for a rape in Wollongong, he raped, punched and bound the seven-year-old in the toilets after consuming the drug ice.

He filmed parts of the attack.

The child was held for up to 50 minutes before he was apprehended by a father and a dance teacher.

Judge Paul Conlon described the attack as "any parent's worst nightmare".

Sampieri previously pleaded guilty to 10 charges related to the attack including three counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 10.

With AAP

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