Stewart Murray Wilson
Convicted sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson has been
denied parole, with the Parole Board noting concerns over his
Up until the time of his hearing, he was not co-operating
with authorities but in a decision released today, the Parole
Board said there has been a change in his attitude, including
working with a psychologist and indicating he wanted to
return to the house in the grounds of Whanganui Prison to
Wilson went before the parole board on April 2.
He was released from prison in September 2012 to live in the
house on prison grounds but was recalled in April last year
after breaching his parole conditions.
He is serving a 21-year sentence for sexual and violent
offending. His sentence finishes on December 1 next year.
Panel convenor Neville Trendle said at the April 2 hearing
that Wilson appeared to have significantly changed his
position after not contributing to a safety plan or a release
plan with his case manager.
He had also refused a psychological assessment for the parole
board hearing, despite being assessed at a "very high risk of
Wilson made little progress in developing a safety plan or a
release plan. "In essence, he has refused to engage in
release planning with his case manager", the board said.
"With no release proposal before the board to manage his
assessed very high risk of reoffending, Mr Wilson cannot be
considered for parole. It is declined."
Mr Trendle said Wilson was now committed to working with a
psychologist to plan his release and had resumed counselling
with an ACC counsellor.
Wilson's next parole hearing is in three months.
Wilson was jailed in 1996 for 21 years for serious sexual and
violent offending against women and children involving
cruelty to children, stupefying adults and bestiality.