10 Jul 2012

Conditions to be set for serial rapist's release

5:22 pm on 10 July 2012

Prison release conditions will be set on Tuesday for a serial rapist known as the Beast of Blenheim.

Stewart Murray Wilson, 65, is almost at the end of an extended sentence for six rapes, bestiality, stupefying, assault and ill-treatment of children over a period of 25 years.

Orders detaining him will expire on 1 September, when he must legally be freed.

The Parole Board will decide on Monday what restrictions he must adhere to once he is released.

In 2011, Wilson told the board he wouldn't ''give a stuff'' about staying away from children if such a restriction was imposed.

The board will also be asked to enforce satellite tracking of Wilson by having him fitted with a GPS anklet on his release.

The conditions will not be made public for seven to 10 days.