Stewart Murray Wilson has been turned down by the Parole
Board for a change to his release conditions.
Wilson had 17 special conditions imposed on him as part of
his parole in August. He lives in a house within the grounds
of Whanganui Prison.
Wilson was sentenced to 21 years in prison on March 15, 1996
for serious sexual and violent offending against women and
girls. He was also sentenced on stupefying and bestiality
charges. His sentence ends on December 1, 2015.
At a hearing at Whanganui Prison on December 11, Wilson
questioned why he had to pay rent and power costs of $100 a
week and if he could drive a car, or scooter, by himself.
He also asked for more freedom to attend events such as
concerts at the Wanganui opera house, and midnight mass.
His application to drive a vehicle on his own was turned down
and the board said paying rent was part of his integration
The board said "while he seems to be complying with all his
release conditions at the moment, we accept his Probation
Officer's view that this is because of the level of
supervision he is subject to".
It also found that a "cautious approach" was needed because
of the "the nature and extent of his offending, his failure
to accept responsibility for that offending, and his history
of non compliance with rehabilitative interventions in
He next goes before the Parole Board in March.
- The Wanganui Chronicle