29 Sep 2016

Child rapist to be monitored for another six years

9:55 am on 29 September 2016

A child rapist who has been released from jail will be monitored for an extra six years after the Corrections Department won a last-minute appeal extending his supervision order.

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The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision by the High Court allowing Ali Alinizi's parole conditions to end today.

In 2006, Ali Alinizi was convicted of kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old, and while in jail, he was also convicted for indecently assaulting a former partner's 9-year-old daughter.

He was released on parole in January, and his supervision was due to end today after the High Court ruled against extending it any longer.

It said Alinizi no longer showed an "intense drive, desire or urge" to sexually offend again.

However, the Court of Appeal has ruled Alinizi's history of offending warranted six more years of monitoring.

"In our view a period of six years should provide an adequate opportunity for the development of a safety plan with protective factors which would safeguard the community as well as providing a sufficient time for Mr Alinizi's behaviour in the community to be monitored and assessed," its decision said.

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