2 Nov 2011

Rapist 'doesn't give a stuff' about staying away from children

4:34 pm on 2 November 2011

A notorious rapist dubbed the Beast of Blenheim says he "doesn't give a stuff" about staying away from those under 16 once he's free.

Stewart Murray Wilson has less than a year to run on his jail term for rape, bestiality, stupefying, ill-treatment of children and indecent assault over 25 years.

The Parole Board admits it has no more options available to keep him behind bars, and he will have to be released next September despite not being rehabilitated.

Wilson, 64, was jailed for 21 years in 1996 but became legally eligible for release three years ago because of the law at the time of his trial.

To keep him in jail, the board invoked a special clause in the Parole Act allowing a dangerous prisoner to be further detained, but the right to apply that expires next September.

A Parole Board report released on Wednesday says he is continuing to shun prison psychologists and his dealings with his case manager are only superficial.

Wilson has told the board his release plans are his own business but he intends to go whitebaiting once he can legally leave prison next September.

The board has ordered Wilson be kept behind bars until its next six-monthly review, after analyses of recidivism and psychopathy placed him at high risk of reoffending.

Risk assessments put the likelihood of his sexual reoffending at four times the average rate.