201307031552Decision reserved on 'Beast's' appeal


A judge has reserved his decision on a bid by sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson to have his recall to prison overturned.

Wilson, 66, dubbed the "Beast of Blenheim" after a raft of convictions for sexual and violent offending against women and girls over many years, was released from prison last year after serving the bulk of a 21-year jail term Art Culture.

He was released to a small house within the grounds of Whanganui Prison on the strictest parole conditions in New Zealand history but was recalled to prison in February.

Wilson allegedly had $4000 in his pockets and was talking to a woman, a relative of one of his victims, on a mobile phone the Corrections Department didn't know about.

He allegedly boasted about taking to her to Australia, and how easy it would be to break his electronic monitoring bracelet wine education.

Wilson's new lawyer, Michael Starling, said the breaches weren't sufficient to show he was an undue risk to the community, Fairfax reported.

But the Parole Board said the offending was indicative of his style of offending, which involved grooming vulnerable women.

Wilson was appealing a decision to decline his application for a review of his prison recall.

Justice Alan McKenzie reserved his decision.

Wilson still faces court action over allegedly breaching his parole conditions, while an appeal challenging the extended supervision order imposed on him and against his initial parole conditions is still before the Court of Appeal spa hong kong.

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