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    Australia - Serial rapist Robert Fardon

    And just so you Victorians know that it's not just down there that these problems arise, we have one of the first prisoners who was sentenced to be detained indefinitely (which turns out to be meaningless), Robert John Fardon, to be released from prison tomorrow....! He has obviously been saying all the right things that he knows the court wants to hear:

    http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au...rison/1747626/

    Just came through on Twitter from @abcnews and @couriermail that the judge has ordered his release tomorrow!

    Go figure...

    EDIT: MSM link now:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-1...elease/4516270
    Last edited by DrWatson; 02-12-2013 at 08:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWatson View Post
    And just so you Victorians know that it's not just down there that these problems arise, we have one of the first prisoners who was sentenced to be detained indefinitely (which turns out to be meaningless), Robert John Fardon, to be released from prison tomorrow....! He has obviously been saying all the right things that he knows the court wants to hear:

    http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au...rison/1747626/

    Just came through on Twitter from @abcnews and @couriermail that the judge has ordered his release tomorrow!

    Go figure...

    EDIT: MSM link now:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-1...elease/4516270
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-1...elease/4516270 Fardon was the first convicted criminal to be detained indefinitely in Queensland under Queensland's Dangerous Prisoners Sexual Offenders Act for sex crimes against women and children . Justice Mullins ordered Fardon be released tomorrow from custody under 34 conditions. The Supreme Court Justice who released this serial sex offender back into the community with women and children - was a woman! This may be evidence of a lack of understanding of the nature (internal deviant drive) of serial sex offending and the 'risk' to women and children in the first place. Of course he will be well behaved in a contained, structured environment such as jail.There are no women and children in jail. Now women and children in the community are potentially 'at risk' regardless of any electronic tracking in my opinion. Does this prisoner's desire to re-experience 'freedom' carry more weight than the safety of women and children in the community?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWatson View Post
    And just so you Victorians know that it's not just down there that these problems arise, we have one of the first prisoners who was sentenced to be detained indefinitely (which turns out to be meaningless), Robert John Fardon, to be released from prison tomorrow....! He has obviously been saying all the right things that he knows the court wants to hear:

    http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au...rison/1747626/

    Just came through on Twitter from @abcnews and @couriermail that the judge has ordered his release tomorrow!

    Go figure...

    EDIT: MSM link now:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-1...elease/4516270
    Hi Doc, Fail to understand how this offender can be released. Does the fact that he is being released to the Wacol Prison Precinct mean that he is in fact still fully monitored? It that like a prison within a prison? I have posted another ABC link, which I hope is not a repeat of yours.

    http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/con...site=melbourne

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    February 13, 2013 2:58PM

    QUEENSLAND Corrective Services (QCS) Commissioner Marlene Morison said serial rapist Robert Fardon would be housed in accommodation at Wacol in Brisbane’s west after his release from prison on Valentine's Day.
    Ms Morison said Fardon would be limited as to where he could go in the community.

    “Offenders on these orders have strict conditions and intensive supervision, including GPS electronic monitoring, home visits, drug and alcohol testing and restrictions on where they can live and who they associate with,” Ms Morison said.

    “Mr Fardon will be subject to electronic monitoring in the form of GPS tracking and will have curfew (initially 24 hours) and geographic limits imposed as required by his supervision order

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/s...-1226576875766

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    From that same report...

    Last month, a dangerous prisoner who was released on a supervision order was charged with rape after an alleged incident near the Wacol train station

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/s...-1226576875766

    Earlier, Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie was considering appealing a decision that would see the serial rapist walk free from prison on Valentines Day

    Child protection advocate Hetty Johnston said Fardon's victims were appalled by the ruling to release him.

    She said the decision "trashes the very notion of community safety".

    "Fardon is not a changed man; he's a psychopath," the Bravehearts founder said.

    "He's only ever going to be one breath away from snapping."

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    February 13, 2013 6:21PM

    THE STATE attorney-general will appeal the decision to release one of the state's most notorious sex predators from prison.

    Jarrod Bleijie will apply in court on Thursday for an immediate stay of the order to release Robert John Fardon.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/s...-1226576875766

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    Australia -Serial rapist Robert Fardon

    Please continue here...

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    Queensland's Attorney-General will try to stop the court-ordered release of a notorious sex offender.

    Robert Fardon, 64, has a long history of sex crimes against women and children and has spent almost half his life in jail.

    In 2003 he was the first person to be detained indefinitely under the state's Dangerous Prisoners Act.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-1...elease/4517466

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    February 14, 2013

    THE victim of Queensland's most notorious rapist has pleaded with the court to today keep him behind bars for fear he will reoffend.
    Sharon Tomlinson, who was just 12 years old when Robert John Fardon brutally raped her at gunpoint 35 years ago, says a judge's decision to free him from an indefinite jail term was "a slap in the face" for all child sex survivors.

    "I am mortified - the biggest thing that I'm angry about is they've released a predator and someone else is now at risk," she said yesterday.

    "It's appalling, it's a joke, it's a slap in the face."

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226577451927

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    Fantastic news!!!...

    Serial rapist Robert Fardon to stay in jail until Queensland government can appeal release decision

    February 14, 2013 3:42PM

    PREMIER Campbell Newman has vowed to do "everything possible" using the legal system to ensure notorious violent rapist Robert Fardon remains behind bars following the granting of a stay on his release.
    "We will pull out all the stops to make that happen," Mr Newman said.

    The Premier said the government had a contingency plan in place in the event they lose the appeal against Mr Fardon's release but said he could not reveal the details as yet.

    A date for an appeal of Justice Mullins' decision to release Fardon was tentatively set down for February 27.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226578006514


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    Serial Rapist Robert Fardon to stay in jail until Queensland Government can Appeal Release Decision,
    by Brooke Baskin, Sarah Vogler, February 14, 2013 4:42PM,
    www.couriermail.com.au
    PREMIER Campbell Newman has vowed to ensure notorious violent rapist Robert Fardon remains behind bars following the granting of a stay on his release.
    Barrister Walter Sofronoff, QC for the Attorney-General, argued Justice Mullins erred by failing to take into account concerns on the level of risk. He said psychiatrists Dr Donald Grant and Dr Michael Beech, who gave evidence both determined the risk of him re-offending was ''high or moderately high, in one case''.''Those two opinions ought to have been determinative in refusing to release Mr Fardon,'' he said. Dr Beech's evidence indicated Fardon was a risk of re-offending on release from custody. A date for an appeal of the decision to release Fardon was tentatively set down for February 27.

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    Some progress with The Law in other Australian States:
    http://www.couriermail.com.au
    NT law would keep sex offenders in jail, AAP, February 14, 2013 10:38PM.
    NORTHERN Territorians convicted of the most "horrendous" sex offences could be jailed indefinitely under proposed laws.
    The Serious Sex Offenders Act 2013, introduced in the NT parliament on Thursday, would enable the Supreme Court to order that serious sex offenders stay in jail or remain under continuous supervision if released.
    The proposed sex offender laws came as a Queensland criminal waits to learn whether he will be released from jail.

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    Whilst I know and have great respect for Judge Debbie Mullins, I am very pleased that the attorney general is appealing her decision to release him.


    All in my opinion only

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    Quote Originally Posted by alioop View Post
    Whilst I know and have great respect for Judge Debbie Mullins, I am very pleased that the attorney general is appealing her decision to release him.
    Yes - I just don't understand what she was thinking. I know her too, Ali, and she is such a sensible person usually - one would normally class her as "one of the good guys". But this decision beggars belief - this guy was the reason that the Dangerous Prisoner Act was actually introduced and passed, if I remember correctly?

    Decision time tomorrow, I think....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWatson View Post
    Yes - I just don't understand what she was thinking. I know her too, Ali, and she is such a sensible person usually - one would normally class her as "one of the good guys". But this decision beggars belief - this guy was the reason that the Dangerous Prisoner Act was actually introduced and passed, if I remember correctly?

    Decision time tomorrow, I think....
    A date for an appeal of Justice Mullins' decision to release Fardon was tentatively set down for February 27.
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226578006514
    Tomorrow is Feb 27th.

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