The Beast of Blenheim is to be released but only to a house within site of Whanganui Prison. Personally I think he should have been taken for a long walk off a short pier, but he does have 17 conditions he must comply with.
He isn’t allowed a car and the prison is over 10km from town, plus he will be chipped with GPS like the dog he is:
The serial sex offender dubbed the Beast of Blenheim will live in a house on Whanganui Prison property and will be electronically monitored when he is released from prison in the coming weeks.
Stewart Murray Wilson, 65, is due to be released from Christchurch’s Rolleston Prison on September 1 after serving 18 years for a catalogue of sexual and violent crimes against women and girls over the two decades leading up to his sentencing in 1996.
The Parole Board last month imposed an extended 10-year supervision order on Wilson and he will be 78 when his supervision ends in 2025.
The Board announced today that Wilson is being compelled to live on Whanganui Prison property and within view of the prison in a house yet to be built.
The Board says it believes it has no alternative in the interests of safety.
On his release Wilson will remain under strict conditions imposed by the Parole Board which will be in force for three years.
He will become the first paroled child sex offender to be tracked by GPS.