Monday, June 29, 2009

Australia: Home of Pedophile Enabling Judges - Allows Repeat Sex Offender out AGAIN

A CONVICTED child sex pest considered a high risk of reoffending is living within metres of young children and close to schools and a childcare centre.

Police are so concerned about the threat they have issued an internal "be on the lookout" memo to officers statewide after the man was granted bail by a Brisbane magistrate.
The man, who is listed on the Australian National Child Offender Register (ANCOR), was arrested earlier this month after allegedly approaching boys near schools south of Brisbane and offering them cash for sex.
The memo issued by the Queensland Police Intelligence Unit and obtained by The Courier-Mail claims the man "admitted that he was going to continue committing the offences until he was apprehended".

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with multiple counts of procuring prostitution, held in custody over a weekend and later granted bail.

His bail conditions included the requirement he remain living with his mother and report to police once a week.

Shocked police said the conditions were no different to those the man was living under at the time of the alleged offences.
"Apparently this convicted pedophile in the middle of a cycle of re-offending is no threat to the community if he is on bail conditions to report to police - which he is already doing through ANCOR - and to only leave the house in company with his mother, who he was already living with," one officer said.
Another officer said the man had been placed on the ANCOR after being convicted of similar offences to his latest charges in 2004.
At least nine children under the age of 13 live in the same street as the man and there are three schools and a childcare centre within walking distance of his address.

Yesterday neighbours expressed dismay they had not been informed of his alleged criminal history.
"I've got three boys and they usually play out the front of the house," said a mother of four.

"I always keep an eye on them but I'll be watching them more closely now."

Another resident said most of the people who lived in the cul-de-sac had been there for decades.
Opposition spokesman Lawrence Springborg said granting bail under the circumstances beggared belief and called on the Government to appeal the decision.
Attorney-General Cameron Dick said bail was a matter for the magistrate and police.

"Police have the power to oppose bail and to appeal against a decision to grant it," he said.

"The reporting requirements of the offenders on the Australian National Child Offender Register are also a matter for police."

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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