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NSW: Judge orders serial sex offender's release from jail

11 Dec 2008 6:23 PM

A New South Wales Supreme Court judge has ordered the release of serial sex offender JOHN ALAN WILDE.

The 46-year-old has been in near-continuous custody since 1981 for a string of rapes .. including the assault of a young mother in front of her two children.

He was last jailed in 1993 for 16 years after forcing his way into a Sydney woman's home and ordering her to perform sex at knife-point .. just 13 days after he was released on parole.

It was the third time WILDE had committed such an offence .. having already served jail terms for home invasions and rapes committed in 1981 and 1983.

At the New South Wales Supreme Court .. Justice MICHAEL KIRBY verbally ordered the supervised release of WILDE today.

The formal judgment will be handed down at noon tomorrow.

In January the Attorney-General's Department told the New South Wales Supreme Court it had no confidence in the defendant's safe release into the community.