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 be freed
from jail next month and tracked by GPS after concerns from the
Parole Board over his "appalling record" and the threat he
still poses to public safety.
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.
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 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
He was earlier denied parole because he was deemed a risk to
He met the Parole Board this month and release conditions for
six months after his release were determined.
The Parole Board, in its decision from that hearing on April
17, said that despite the significant threat Green posed, the
board could impose conditions to mitigate that risk for only
six months following his release.
In announcing the conditions today, the Parole Board noted
Green did not have a release address but he would be
prevented from living in or north of Auckland and would also
be tracked using electronic GPS monitoring.
A parole assessment report prepared in March included a
number of proposed release conditions but the board said it
now had a further lengthy memorandum from Corrections dated
"That outlines the concerns for Mr Green following release.
Reference is made to documentation found in his cell on at
least two recent occasions, which indicates planning on Mr
Green's part for activities, which again raise concerns for
potential victims of his harassing type behaviour.
"On any measure the risks relating to Mr Green's release are
high. He poses a significant threat to public safety. The
board can only impose conditions best calculated to address
those risks for the six months following Mr Green's sentence
end date," the board said.
Of particular concern were the potential risks posed if Green
was able to access the internet and other technology and the
board imposed conditions that would prevent that.
Release conditions include:
* Not to have contact or otherwise associate directly or
indirectly with previous victims without prior written
approval of a probation officer
* To remain south of a boundary from the west coast to the
east coast of the North Island at Auckland, formed by Church
St, Onehunga and the South Eastern Highway to the Waipuna
bridge. Not to travel to the east of State Highway 1 from
Otahuhu to Manurewa identified by Alfriston Road and
continuing to Maraetai along Whitford Park Road
* To submit to electronic monitoring as directed by the
probation officer in order to monitor compliance with
* Not to have contact or associate directly or indirectly
with anyone identified by Probation
* Not to possess or use any electronic device capable of
accessing the internet or capturing storing, accessing or
distributing images (including personal computers, notebooks,
tablets or cell phones) without written approval
* To allow a Probation officer or police officer to check the
contents of any hard drive, computer, phone, or any other
electronic devise in his possession.
* Not to have social media accounts in his name or any alias
including Facebook, Twitter, lnstagram and others identified
* Not to possess or use devises capable of covert
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 another town.
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.