The Pedo Next Door: Michael Guider in jail after neighbors shocked he was living near daycare and school

The Pedo Next Door: Michael Guider in jail after neighbors shocked he was living near daycare and school
Convicted pedophile Michael Guider served 17 years in prison for kidnapping and killing Samantha Knight, 9, in 1986 (YouTube screenshot/60 Minutes Australia)

FAIRFIELD HEIGHTS, SYDNEY: Australia’s "most infamous" pedophile, Michael Guider, has been arrested again for violating the conditions of his release. The 71-year-old man has served 17 years in prison for killing Bondi schoolgirl Samantha Knight and sexually abusing 13 other children. After he was recently taken into custody, neighbors in the 14 units at Fairfield Heights were left in utter shock to know that a pedophile was living in such close proximity.
 
Michael Guider was released in 2019 on a five-year extended supervision order from Sydney’s Long Bay jail and had been living in a small apartment at Fairfield Heights in Sydney’s southwest. He was taken in on Thursday morning, September 29, by authorities from his house. The neighbors described him as "a caring person, who brought and nurtured exotic plants, fed the local cats and helped out with other residents’ garbage bins."

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“He's always been a good neighbor. He's always been a nice person,” said 76-year-old Dorothy Tickner. “You never know who you're living next to.” She had been his neighbor since he moved into her block and never had any issues, though, she did find some of his behavior a little unusual.
 
“When he came here he told us he would not come into our units. And we wouldn't be invited into his, she remembered. Tickner added, “We only knew him as Michael. He wouldn't give us his surname. He wouldn't give us his phone number.”
  
She didn’t notice many visitors to Guider’s place, “A couple of men had occasionally come to the flat. He said they were his carers.” Tickner "always found him polite." "Just a normal guy to us. It's hard to take in." She further added that Guider was a caring neighbor as he often used to bring her the mail, water plants for her, and while she was on holidays, he used to look after her unit.
 
During Local Court hearing on September 29, it was brought forth that "Guider was suffering a heart condition and had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia." Tickner describing Guider said, “You never saw him in anything other than track pants. He was always complaining he couldn't get shoes to fit. He's got big feet. I hope they've got big shoes in prison.”
  
Guider had served 17 years in prison for killing nine-year-old Samantha, and her body was never found to date. It is reported that the guilty had shown "no remorse" for his act, which he denied in his recent comment.

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