19 Dec 2014

Wilson released after 'attitude change'

6:24 pm on 19 December 2014

The Parole Board has released details on its decision to once again release serial sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson on parole.

Last month, Wilson admitted a breach of his parole conditions and had six months added to his prison time.

Stewart Murray Wilson (centre) at the Whanganui District Court in 2014.

Stewart Murray Wilson at court last month. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

The Blenheim man is in prison for the multiple rape of women, assault, drugging, ill-treatment of children and bestiality.

The Parole Board's decision to set Wilson free by the end of March next year was made public last week.

In its full written decision out today, the board said its release proposal has Wilson staying in a house on Whanganui Prison grounds, where he had lived previously.

It considered the plan allows for good oversight - not just with GPS monitoring, but with support people required to accompany him on any outings.

The board said Wilson's attitude appears to have changed and he now seemed intent on complying with his release conditions.

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