9 Jan 2012

Prisoner now free after 10 years with no trial

7:13 am on 9 January 2012

A man who spent 10 years in prison in West Australia without facing trial, says he is relieved to be free again.

Marlon Noble was jailed after being accused of sexually assaulting two girls in Carnarvon in WA's Gascoyne region in 2001.

In 2003 he was deemed unfit to stand trial and remained in prison until now.

The ABC reports Mr Noble was released from Greenough regional prison on Sunday.

He says he is now looking forward to the rest of his life.

The Mentally Impaired Accused Review Board has placed strict conditions on his release, including orders prohibiting him from drinking alcohol or spending a night away from his home in Geraldton.