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Sydney’s ‘playboy rapist’ set to be released on parole

Convicted ‘Playboy rapist’ Simon Monteiro could be released on parole this year despite his victims pleading his offending ‘will only escalate’.

The 50-year-old was jailed in 2008 for 12 years after being found guilty of bashing and raping his girlfriend at their home in Sydney’s wealthy eastern suburbs.

The sentence had a non-parole period of seven years and nine months.

The 50-year-old (pictured) was jailed in 2008 for 12 years after being found guilty of bashing and raping his girlfriend at their home in Sydney’s wealthy eastern suburbs

But after that time he was still not released because the lothario refused to participate in a program for sex offenders.

Now that it is believed he has undergone a ‘therapeutic program’ to address his offending the State Parole Authority is in talks and may decide to have him released, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

But victims like Kim Gentle say that his assault on prison staff, including threatening to sexually assault a prison guard’s wife, are all tell-tale signs Monteiro should not be set free.

‘His release into society not only puts me at risk again but also many of his past victims,’ Ms Gentle wrote in a submission to the parole board.

While imprisoned he has been a critic of prison conditions, serially complaining and also demanding a cell by the coast, a soft-bristled toothbrush and an orthopedic mattress (pictured Goulburn jail)

While imprisoned he has been a critic of prison conditions, serially complaining and also demanding a cell by the coast, a soft-bristled toothbrush and an orthopedic mattress (pictured Goulburn jail)

She describes him as a ‘narcissist’ with a history of committing offences while out on bail.

Monteiro met Ms Gentle in 2001, and already had three women come forward about his violent behaviour in the 1990s, when he assaulted her, stalked her and finally tried to suffocate her with a pillow on her 31st birthday.

However, for that crime his penalty was downgraded to a good behaviour bond after appeals.

In 2003 he met art dealer Kay Schubach in a cafe and went on to try and strangle her to death in her Point Piper apartment.

In 2003 Monteiro (left) met art dealer Kay Schubach (right) in a cafe and went on to try and strangle her to death in her Point Piper apartment

In 2003 Monteiro (left) met art dealer Kay Schubach (right) in a cafe and went on to try and strangle her to death in her Point Piper apartment

In 2003 Monteiro (left) met art dealer Kay Schubach (right) in a cafe and went on to try and strangle her to death in her Point Piper apartment

She didn’t tell police at the time because she feared for her life but went on to write a book called Perfect Stranger in a bid to stop the recidivist from getting away with his crimes.

It wasn’t until 2009, after Monteiro raped his then-girlfriend and destroyed her home, that he was handed a jail sentence.

While imprisoned he has been a critic of prison conditions, serially complaining and also demanding a cell by the coast, a soft-bristled toothbrush and an orthopedic mattress.

A public hearing will be held on Friday to allow affected parties to submit testimonies.

His sentence will expire in 2020. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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