"Beast of Blenheim" arrives in Whanganui
Sat, 25 Aug 2012 5:13p.m.
The sex offender known as the “Beast of Blenheim” has been transferred to Whanganui despite opposition from the locals there.
The Department of Corrections has confirmed that Stewart Murray Wilson has been moved to Whanganui Prison in preparation for his release next week as part of a routine transfer of prisoners.
He has been placed at Whanganui Prison under the direction of the Parole Board, who have placed a number of conditions on his release.
The location was selected because Whanganui is one of the few places in New Zealand where Wilson has no registered victims, and where he will be far away enough from urban centres.
Corrections General Manager Brendan Anstiss is asking the community for understanding.
“I am aware that this is a stressful time for the community in this region and I would like to thank them for their understanding while we place this high profile offender back into society,” he says.
The Department of Corrections says it will respond to any further directions for Wilson which result from the High Court Judicial Review.
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26/08/2012 12:56:07 p.m.
teari mearn wrote:
Go send him to live with the Animal of Alexandra. The animal od Alex is turning 100 today, over a period of 11 years he indecent assualted his victim over 400 times, and shows no remorse or ownership for what he has done.
Put all these animals in a pen together. The Alexandra man (dont want to put his name as I feel it wont be published even tho he does not have name suppression) was 94 at the time of the court case in 96.
26/08/2012 9:56:21 a.m.
Kyle Dalton wrote:
@JC I think if you check the Corrections website you will see that it is the Whanganui Prison!
25/08/2012 8:15:10 p.m.
Jake Mclellan wrote:
Stop referring to him as the "Beast of Bleheim", your a news organisation
25/08/2012 7:39:00 p.m.
The Beast is in th Wanganui Prison. There is no such place as the Whanganui Prison. The town may have been renamed, the prison hasn't.
25/08/2012 7:20:55 p.m.
Yes he will end up in the Whanganui.
25/08/2012 6:46:12 p.m.
Professor ??? compares neighbour's concerns about sex offenders to that of people in the Southern states of USA. If the comments refer to descendants of slaves then his comments are offensive. How dare he compare people's race to that of a complete pervert that should remain behind bars. How do we know if they are repentant or rehabilitated?
A person who is discriminated against because he/she is a sex criminal, especially against children, cannot be compared to discrimination against the colour of one's skin. The latter is truly based on ignorance.
I hope the professor will rethink his comments and examples
25/08/2012 6:39:41 p.m.
This is a complex issue. We don't execute people like this and he couldn't get preventative detention when he was sentenced. So he has to be released and has to go somewhere when he's released and no community wants him.
So what should we do?
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