High-profile convicted sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson has been recalled to jail following allegations he phoned someone he had been directed not to associate with.
The Department of Corrections successfully applied to the Parole Board on Thursday afternoon for an interim recall of Wilson to prison.
The 66-year-old served 16 years in jail for multiple rapes of women, assault, drugging, ill-treating children and bestiality, which he denies.
The Parole Board will consider whether or not a final order is made to keep Wilson in prison at a hearing before the end of March.
Wilson has been living in a unit on the grounds of Wanganui Prison after being released last year.
The Department of Corrections says it has been vigilantly monitoring Wilson's compliance with his release conditions and will pursue legal action through the courts in relation to the alleged breach.