By Charlie Moore and Adam Mccleery For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:54 BST, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 06:14 BST, 14 August 2019
Former magistrate Peter Liddy (pictured) was jailed for 25 years in 2001
One of Australia's most notorious paedophiles could be freed within weeks after serving 18 years of his more than two decade sentence.
Former magistrate Peter Liddy was jailed for 25 years in 2001 for sexually abusing boys at the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club in Adelaide between 1983 and 1986.
His 18-year non-parole period ended this year and Liddy was able to apply for parole in July, ABC News reported.
His application was expected to be brought before the parole board in September
Liddy's victims were informed of the parole application by letter, with one responding that there 'shouldn't be one bit of leniency' given to Liddy.
The victims' families agreed and called Liddy a 'monster' who should never be allowed out.
Trevor Mills, father of victim Byron Mills, told the ABC his victims lived with the trauma of their abuse every day.
'It amounts to a lifetime sentence of torment for them, caused by Liddy's selfish, evil and depraved actions; the abuse made worse, if possible, because of his position in the club and in society,' Mr Mills told the publication.
He said his son still battles health issues today which are a direct result of the abuse he suffered at the hands of Liddy.
The parole application process for