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Bradley Pen Dragon gets freed from jail AGAIN – just days after he was thrown back behind bars

Australian paedophile who thinks sex with children is ‘natural’ gets freed from jail AGAIN – just days after he was thrown back behind bars for allegedly being caught with images of children

  • A notorious paedophile has been freed on bail despite being thrown back in jail less than two days after his controversial release 
  • He was caught in possession of child images that breached his strict bail conditions
  • Dragon’s lawyer’s say his client did not realise the images were in the home, because they were given to him as part of a prison art programme 

A notorious paedophile has been freed on bail despite being thrown back in jail less than two days after his controversial release for allegedly being caught with images of children.

Bradley Pen Dragon, 62, has spent half of his life in jail, and walked free from prison on June 21st, despite believing his sexual interest in children is ‘natural’.

But 48 hours after his release, the 62-year-old was caught in possession of child images that breached his strict bail conditions, it was revealed during an appearance at the Perth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning.

A notorious paedophile has been freed on bail despite being thrown back in jail less than two days after his controversial release 

Dragon’s lawyer’s say his client did not realise the images were in the home, because they were given to him as part of a prison art programme he had been taking part in, and were still in sealed packaging when found.

It comes after the paedophile handed over two pieces of art he had made to his supervision officer after finding them in prison belongings.

One of them was a painting of a a woman sitting in a bar, while another was a college of faces. 

This led to police searching the home and finding the newspaper clippings. He was then taken back into custody.

He has pleaded not guilty to contravening a requirement of a supervision order and will stand trial in October.

He will be released on bail, and subject to an electronic bracelet and his supervision conditions while in the community.

Dragon has spent most of his life in jail on child sex abuse charges in both Perth and Thailand – and continues to hold a belief that his sex with children is natural.

He previously told a psychiatrist that ‘much of the society doesn’t agree with laws relating to the restriction of access to pornographic material about children or sexual contact with children, and much like homosexual relationships, this may be something which is legalised in the future’. 

Many angry parents were outraged after learning the convicted paedophile was living near them last month, speaking out on community Facebook pages and sharing his address.

However they were warned that sharing information of his location was a criminal offence, and the posts were deleted.  

 Mark McGowan promised Perth residents he would be monitored ‘very closely’.

‘He’s the sort of person that we will crack down on immediately,’ Mr McGowan said, hours before his arrest in June.

‘If he breaches, a tonne of bricks will come down on him.’

He was caught in possession of child images that breached his strict bail conditions

He was caught in possession of child images that breached his strict bail conditions 

Dragon's lawyer's say his client did not realise the images were in the home, because they were given to him as part of a prison art programme

Dragon’s lawyer’s say his client did not realise the images were in the home, because they were given to him as part of a prison art programme 

Dragon previously said he would willing to undergo physical castration, but a phyciatrist insisted there was no clinic in Australia who would offer such an operation.

WA’s Shadow Treasurer and spokesman Steve Thomas said prior to Dragon’s release that the decision ‘absolutely worrying’ and the government should be taking a harder stance on repeat offenders.  

‘I think we’ve developed to a stage where we’re quite soft on law and order issues these days, and it’s time for a far bigger focus on holding people responsible for their behaviour,’ he said.

‘I absolutely believe that a tougher on crime approach and going back to making the punishment fit the crime is where we want to see this government and this society go.’



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