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Austrailia's Pro-Predator and Anti-Victim!
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http://www.mako.org.au/templewthwaite.html In 1974 5 year old Nicole Hanns was stabbed 17 times by a predator who broke into her home to sexually assault her 9 year old brother. The predator was released from prison in Austrailia and was arrested for indecent exposure at a children's beach. The predator was again released.
'Monster' free despite indecency charge
By Gemma Jones, Janet Fyfe-Yeomans and Evelyn Yamine
A PAROLE authority decision to allow convicted child killer John Lewthwaite to remain on the streets of Sydney after he was charged with indecent exposure has outraged police.
The NSW Parole Authority refused to revoke the parole of the murderer of five-year-old Nicole Hanns following his arrest last week after he was found naked and with another man at Wanda Beach.
Despite pleas from the State Government and the acting Commissioner of Corrective Services Ian McLean, the authority refused to act after a magistrate at Sutherland Local Court granted Lewthwaite bail, ignoring police calls to keep him behind bars.
The decision has disgusted Nicole's family, who said: "He should have been locked up the moment he was charged."
Police photographed Lewthwaite sunbathing naked in the dunes area at Wanda - which is a known gay beat but close to a track used by children - just before 5pm (AEST) on August 19.
Lewthwaite, who lives in a unit block filled with children in Arncliffe, was lying on the sand with his boyfriend, who was fully clothed.
The popular family beach in Sydney's south is frequented by children at that time. The authority has refused to revisit the decision for another three weeks despite the Government asking it to review the decision immediately.
In another arrogant rebuff, the authority defied Mr McLean, who also asked for Lewthwaite's parole to be revoked.
The family of Lewthwaite's tiny victim, who he stabbed to death in 1974 after intending to abduct and rape her brother Anthony, fought for years to keep him behind bars.
Despite their frantic warnings that he would reoffend, the parole authority released Lewthwaite in 1999.
Anthony Hanns - now 41 - told The Daily Telegraph yesterday: "I was told when he was released that he would be on lifetime parole. He breached that and he's still out, so there's something wrong there.
"He served 20 years, a quarter of his entire life. My sister has been dead for four lifetimes. Where's the justice?"
Opposition Leader Peter Debnam called for a review of parole laws to ensure parole was immediately revoked when someone was charged with a serious offence.
The Government has appealed to the State Parole Authority to urgently review its failure to revoke Lewthwaite's parole. In a letter to the SPA chairman Ian Pike, Justice Minister Tony Kelly said: "I am extremely concerned about this decision given the serious criminal history of the parolee involved and the public interest in ensuring all appropriate measures have been taken.
"I would ask that the SPA review its decision as a matter of urgency."
Police were also angry yesterday that the magistrate let him go free.
"Police opposed bail because he is on life parole. He went to court and they granted him bail," an angry police source said.
While free to move around Sydney, the magistrate issued an order prohibiting him from going within 2km of the coast from Kurnell to Shelly Beach.
When confronted outside his unit block yesterday, Lewthwaite became abusive, telling The Daily Telegraph: "F... off, dog."
He returned to his unit block in Arncliffe minutes after school children who live in the flats arrived home.
One mother of teenage children was horrified to learn Lewthwaite lived in her building.