Warrant issued for Leskie babysitter

·1-min read

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the man acquitted of murdering Victorian toddler Jaidyn Leskie more than two decades ago.

Greg Domaszewicz was due to face Melbourne Magistrates Court on an assault charge on Friday afternoon, but failed to show.

Prosecutors asked that a warrant be issued for the arrest of the 52-year-old, who also goes by the name Greg Becker.

According to court document's it's alleged he assaulted an unnamed person with a weapon at Newport in November 2019.

It's also alleged that he was in possession of a makeshift spear at Lofts Reserve in Newport on the same day.

Domaszewicz said he left 14-month-old Jaidyn alone and sleeping in Moe in June 1997 while he went to pick up the boy's mother, his then-girlfriend, Bilynda Williams in nearby Traralgon.

He said when he returned the boy was gone, his windows were smashed and there was a bloodied pig's head on the front lawn.

Jaidyn's body was found in Blue Rock Dam on New Year's Day 1998.

Domaszewicz was found not guilty of Jaidyn's murder by a jury later that year.

A 2005 inquest found Domaszewicz had contributed to the toddler's death, by failing to adequately look after Jaidyn while he was in his care.