Serial child rapist Robert John Fardon will be supervised again !
Another win for the children, sanity has prevailed !
The Queensland Attorney-General has won an appeal to extend a supervision order for one of the state’s most notorious rapists, Robert John Fardon. In a judgement delivered in the Court of Appeal this morning, the court was satisfied that there were reasonable grounds for believing Fardon was a serious danger to the community in the absence of a further order.
Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said she welcomed the decision which would ensure Fardon would continue to be supervised under an interim Community Supervision Order until the court heard the original application at a date yet to be set.
Last month the Supreme Court ruled Robert John Fardon, 69, was no longer a high risk to the community and ordered his full unsupervised release for today, October 3rd.
Fardon’s offending dates back to the 1960s, and over two decades he was responsible for a series of rapes and sexual assaults.
Peter Dunning QC, acting for the Attorney-General, told the Court of Appeal that Fardon remained a “serious danger” to the community. “Within four months of his (original) release he leaves the area without telling his parole officer and the following month, he commits the secondary offending,” Mr Dunning said.
“He’s right that that’s 30 years ago, but the fact is those features of the respondent’s personality … are not things that he has been cured of.
Fardon’s defence barrister Dan O’Gorman SC, argued his client had realised the “error of his ways” and had sworn off alcohol and drugs. “This issue of alcohol and drugs has been looked at … and not one time in that five years has there been any suspicion of him consuming alcohol or taking drugs,” Mr O’Gorman said.
“He has not put a foot wrong.”
Fardon’s defence team argued there had been no evidence of sexual violence since his supervised release from prison in 2013. Mr O’Gorman how can you defend this “man” please don’t give me that, “well someone has to” rubbish, because this is a vile serial child rapist. NO ONE HAS TO DEFEND HIM ! DEFEND THE SURVIVORS OF THE HORRORS HE INFLICTED !!!!!
Since 2013, Fardon’s exact living address has been kept secret, but court documents showed he had been forced to stay with other sex offenders near a jail precinct. FACAA refer to these facilities as “Paedophile Universities” where they sit around and discuss how NOT to get caught. They come out of these places having learnt much from each other..
In September, the Queensland Government pushed tougher laws through State Parliament to ensure repeat child sex offenders were monitored for life. Under the amendments, offenders who were due to expire from the Dangerous Prisoner Sex Offenders list would automatically become a reportable offender.
Offenders now have to regularly report to police, register their home addresses, as well as any contact they have with children. Failure to do so could see them return to prison for up to five years.
Child protection advocate Hetty Johnston said the decision was a surprising win for community safety.
“Hopefully it’s a signal about the judiciary beginning to understand that the community needs to feel safe, needs to have confidence that when they do release these predators, that they’re safe to be released,” Ms Johnston said.
“[Fardon] isn’t someone who’s going to be safe in the community ever — the next step for us is to keep fighting so that these people aren’t released in the first place.
“It’s not good enough that the community has to be scared and kids have to be worried about where this man is living.”
Well said Hetty !
The 69-year-old has a history of sexual offending dating back to the 1960s, and in 1989 he was jailed for raping and assaulting a woman. He was due to be released in 2003, but law changes allowed authorities to keep him behind bars In 2003, until he was granted supervised release in 2007.
The following year he was charged with rape and found guilty, but the conviction was later overturned on appeal. Since 2013, Fardon’s exact living address has been kept secret, but according to court documents, he has been forced to stay with other sex offenders near a jail precinct.
Sharon Tomlinson was the 12-year-old who was raped by Fardon in 1978, and over the years she has spoken out about her fears if he was to be released.
“He stole my innocence. He took a part of me I can never ever get back,” she told ABC Radio Sunshine Coast on Tuesday. “I don’t know where he is and I’ll never know where he is. There could be a likelihood that I could run into him on the street. That’s quite frightening for anyone that’s gone through something like that.”
This is certainly a better outcome for the kids of Australia than the freedom he looked like receiving just a matter of days ago, however this wouldn’t be an issue if Fardon had been imprisoned for the rest of his natural life, a sentence he definitely deserved after the trauma he caused his victims and their families.
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Our source for this post was http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-03/robert-fardon-appeal-decision-supervision-order-extended-qld/10307100