Those who knew David Bennett were certain he would end up on the gallows, and on Monday, September 26th, 1932, that’s exactly what happened. His criminal career began when he was sentenced to life in 1911 for rape, but released only six years later. He then went in for armed robbery with an accomplice, Angus Murray, got caught, and was sentenced to 15 years.

The two men escaped from jail in 1923. Murray got clean away, committed a murder during a bank robbery, and was hanged in 1924. Bennett was quickly caught and made to serve his full sentence. Within days of his release he raped a four-year-old girl, for which he earned the dubious distinction of becoming the last man executed for rape in Australia.