Glenn Green was earlier denied parole as he was deemed a
risk to community. Photo / NZ Herald
New Zealand's most prolific serial stalker will soon be
freed from jail because his sentence will end, and officials
have no choice but to release him.
Glenn Green has been jailed 45 times and suffers from
erotomania - believing someone, usually a stranger or
high-profile person, is in love with them.
He becomes fixated on women he sees on the street or in
magazines, and harasses them by writing "abusive"and
"frightening"letters and text messages, calling them and
sitting outside their homes, and there are fears he will
Green, who uses several aliases, has 201 convictions spanning
They include criminal harassment, perverting the course of
justice, breaching protection orders and misuse of a
Green is to be released on June 7 after completing a 30-month
prison sentence for criminal harassment.
He was earlier denied parole because he was deemed a risk to
He will meet the parole board this month, and release
conditions for up to six months may be set.
A victim stalked since she was a teenager told the Herald on
Sunday she feared Green's offending would escalate.
The woman hoped he had benefited from psychological treatment
while in prison.
"You can say nothing to him for months, for years; and he's
conjured up a marriage, two kids and a weekend in Hawaii,"
"You can't say anything to him because he's driven by his own
Forensic psychiatrist Dr David Chaplow said those traits were
the hallmarks of a person suffering erotomania.
"It's quite rare and what usually happens is, a person begins
to believe in a delusional sense that somebody is in love
with them," he said.
"Usually these are prominent people in their lives such as
doctors or possibly news reporters and policemen."
Private investigator Daniel Thompson-Toresen has worked for
three of Green's victims and fears for their safety.
"I think I would be very surprised if he has been
rehabilitated in that time, and I would stress my concern for
the safety for the well-being of the victims, particularly
the ones I've had dealings with."
Green was denied parole in October 2012 because he presented
an "undue risk to the safety of the community"and had "an
absolute disregard for court orders".
He waived his right to appear at a second hearing last
October, when the board recommended that he have individual
psychological treatment to address his risk and to develop a
In November 2011 he "maliciously targeted and preyed on"a
19-year-old victim in a way that was labelled "abusive,
sinister, threatening and frightening"by Judge Pippa
The victim's mother changed the home phone number but Green
conned the victim's elderly grandfather into giving him her
Although the young woman was never physically harmed, the
"persistent and constant"harassment caused her and her family
extreme distress and concerns for their safety. She moved to
When Green was arrested, police found photos of the victim on
In December 2011, Green sent a second victim more than 250
text messages over six days under a fictitious identity.
During his sentencing, Green's lawyer, Geoffrey Anderson,
said his client was a "very lonely person who probably craves
contact and friendship but has little ability to develop them
in a healthy way that is mutually satisfying".
He also had little support, no coping skills and he felt
overwhelmed when released into the community.