Rapist who had violent fantasies can return to Gympie

A RAPIST and repeat sexual offender will be allowed to return to Gympie after being released from custody under a strict supervision order.

Nigel Patrick Robinson had been held in indefinite detention for attacking two women and a nine-year-old girl over a six month period in 1997.

Supreme Court Justice John Bond found while Robinson remained a danger to the community, the risk he posed could be managed through 38 strict conditions.

Robinson will be under supervision until July 2020 - he will have a Corrective Services officer oversee his weekly schedule and regularly inspect his electronic devices.

Corrective Services will have to approve any residence Robinson proposes to live at with changes to his employment, name or phone number to be immediately reported to the department.

He has been banned from joining, visiting or affiliating with any clubs as well as from visiting any schools or having any contact with children under 16.

The only exception to the ban on seeing children will be in his family's Gympie home - as long as he is supervised and has told the children's parents or guardians the full extent of his sexual offending.

The court heard in 1997 an 18-year-old Robinson attacked two women and a young girl in an attempt to act out violent sexual fantasies.

In May 1997 he attacked a 19-year-old woman after stalking her from a shopping centre and raping her at knifepoint. He attempted to rape a 27-year-old woman in October 1997 but failed.

A month after that failure he indecently assaulted a nine-year-old girl in a schoolyard - which Brisbane psychologist Shay Addison  found was in response to his failed earlier attack.


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