The NSW government has for the first time been granted an emergency application to keep a ‘high-risk sex offender’ who poses a risk to ‘adults, children and animals’ behind bars.
The man, 31, was due to be released from jail on Monday but remains in custody after the government intervened.
A successful application by the state for an Emergency Detention Order has kept him in prison, a spokesman for NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman told AAP on Wednesday.
The government will apply for an Interim Detention Order at a NSW Supreme Court hearing on Friday, after losing its first attempt despite the man posing ‘a high risk of re-offending, particularly with children of either sex’.
The NSW government has for the first time been granted an emergency application to keep a ‘high-risk sex offender’ who poses a risk to ‘adults, children and animals’ behind bars
A successful application by the state for an Emergency Detention Order has kept him in prison, a spokesman for NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman (pictured) told AAP on Wednesday
The prisoner, who cannot be named, was last free in 2011 and living in a rehabilitation centre in Woolgoolga on the New South Wales mid-north coast.
He lived under the strictest and most severe rules ever handed to a sex offender, but has been refused re-entry to the facility due to concerns of staff.
They say the pervert revealed his desire to kill them and their families, before defiling their bodies.
Court documents outlining the man’s family history reveal his father also committed sexual offences, including against his two sisters. The older daughter became pregnant as a result of the abuse.
The defendant abused his young niece when he was 20 and a judge sentenced him to four years behind bars, flagging that he would need help controlling ‘sexual impulses … towards young children’.
Upon his release he admitted to further sexual assaults, some committed when he was between 10 and 13, and was charged.
He would later write in a journal about his depraved urges, including to murder and rape women, and was described by a psychologist as being ‘likely to re-offend both in an impulsive and opportunistic manner’.
The man has most recently been behind bars for 18 separate sex offences against children aged between one and nine, some of whom were related to him
The man has most recently been behind bars for 18 separate sex offences against children aged between one and nine, some of whom were related to him.
He has been eligible for parole for almost two years but hasn’t been released because of a lack of suitable accommodation.
Supreme Court judge Christine Adamson this week accepted it was a difficult task to re-house the man because of ‘the particular risks (he) poses to adults, children and animals’.
‘He represents an unacceptable risk of committing a serious sex offence if he is not kept under supervision having regard to his past offending, diagnoses, ongoing sexual preoccupation with children and the expert opinions referred to in these reasons,’ Justice Adamson said.
The government has until 3:05pm on Friday to successfully apply for an Interim Detention Order to keep the criminal, who has raped children as young as 12 months, in prison.
They will then apply for a Continuing Detention Order which will keep the degenerate behind bars for a further five years. Further applications for CDOs can be lodged to ensure he never sees the light of day.