Paedophile who abused boys at surf club while working as a magistrate could be ...

'Monster' paedophile who abused young boys at a surf lifesaving club while living a double life as a magistrate could be free in weeks Former magistrate Peter Liddy has applied for parole after serving 18 years in jail  Liddy was jailed for 25 years in 2001 for sexual abuse at a surf life saving club  He had abused boys at an Adelaide surf life saving club between 1983 and 1986  His 18-year non-parole period ended this year and he was able to apply in July

By Charlie Moore and Adam Mccleery For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 03:54 BST, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 06:14 BST, 14 August 2019

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Former magistrate Peter Liddy (pictured) was jailed for 25 years in 2001

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.   

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