Nonetheless, Mr Rinaudo backed Mr Morgan’s choice.
“The Justice of the Peace clearly articulated his causes to these within the courtroom earlier than closing the court docket this morning,” Mr Rinaudo mentioned in a press release.
“As he mentioned, there are instances that are distinctive, and he deemed this to be one … he wanted to be delicate to the sufferer’s curiosity, which on this case could be very vital.
“He additionally mentioned it was essential to take into consideration the pursuits of the administration of justice in making certain that the proceedings proceed in response to the basic precept of equity and the applying of the rule of legislation.
“The general public does have a proper to learn about a case that’s strongly within the public curiosity however that should all the time be topic to different overriding concerns to be decided in every case by the court docket.
“The matter can be heard in open court docket, at some degree, on the acceptable time as decided by the court docket’s course of.”
The case was talked about in court docket on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mr Free was charged with deprivation of liberty, taking a baby for immoral functions and indecent therapy of a kid beneath 12.
Neither Pine Rivers Magistrates Court docket nor the Division of Justice might reveal when the matter would return to court docket, because of Mr Morgan backing the prosecution’s transfer to maintain the case from the general public.
“It is also essential I take into consideration the pursuits of the administration of justice and making certain that proceedings proceed in response to the basic precept of equity and the applying of the rule of legislation, and never by a public or social media lynching,” Mr Morgan mentioned on Wednesday.
“I additionally word there have been feedback from politicians criticising the behaviour of police in not disclosing extra info than had been disclosed earlier.
“I totally assist the view, the place taken by police, in not disclosing extra info than has been.
“In my opinion, much less info would have been extra useful than has already been disclosed.”
Detectives who regarded into the incident stored the case quiet for 3 days earlier than publically releasing particulars and declare the delay was to guard the investigation.
Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming mentioned he understood why questions have been being raised, however officers have been all the time assured their choice wouldn’t threat neighborhood security.
“Clearly, when it first occurred it wasn’t a baby abduction, it was merely a mom could not discover her daughter,” he mentioned.
“Police responded and the kid got here again however when some particulars got here to gentle, it initiated an investigation into the particular person of curiosity.
“Generally when an incident occurs, it’s comparatively clear upfront what has occurred however this took a bit extra work.
“We have been glad that neighborhood security was not going to be jeopardised after which we have been in a position to get right into a place of participating with the suspect and commencing prosecution.
“There was all the time the problem of neighborhood security and whether or not to go public on the time … however we would have liked to search out and converse to the particular person of curiosity and that was investigated over a few days.”
Social media customers have threatened the accused’s life and shared his profile.
– with AAP
Toby Crockford is a breaking information reporter on the Brisbane Occasions