28 Apr 2014

Stalker a threat to public safety

5:03 pm on 28 April 2014

The Parole Board is trying to stop one of the country's worst serial stalkers from using the internet when authorities are forced to release him from jail.

Glenn Green has been serving two and a half years for criminal harassment, and has what the Board describes as an appalling history of more than 200 convictions.

Because he is not on parole, the board can only set conditions for the first six months after his release.

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Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Also known as Corleone, Goldberg, Carlionne, Casellano and Holden, Green was sentenced to 30 months in 2012 on two counts of criminal harassment - offending he began three weeks after getting out of prison in 2011.

The board said of particular concern were his many convictions for breaching protection orders, harassment, intimidation, threats, and abuse of the telephone.

It said its task of fixing appropriate release conditions was challenged by Green's propensity to ignore court and probation orders and directions.

Under the release conditions he will be prevented from living in Auckland or north of Auckland.

Included in his special conditions are GPS monitoring, a curfew, and boundaries around where he's allowed to go in Auckland.

But documents found in Green's cell on at least two recent occasions indicated he was planning activities "which again raise concerns for potential victims of his harassing type behaviour".

"On any measure, the risks relating to ... Green's release are high," the board says. "He poses a significant threat to public safety."

For the six months after his release, Green will be banned from using any electronic device capable of accessing the internet, including computers, electronic notebooks or tablets or cell phones.

And he will not be able to have social media accounts in any name, on either Facebook, Twitter, lnstagram or any other platforms.