(fashion) A young man with a paedophilic disorder will be closely monitored while he remains living in a family-oriented neighbourhood
A young sex offender diagnosed with a 'paedophilic disorder' is allowed to live in a family-oriented neighbourhood, despite a psychologist warning he is 'highly likely' to re-offend.
The 26-year-old man has been living in a suburb on Sydney's outskirts since he was released from prison in December last year.
But because his name and identity has been suppressed by the NSW Supreme Court, his neighbours won't even know he lives next door.
The man has a shocking record of sexual acts with children, grooming young boys and watching child pornography and has been in and out of jail his entire adult life.
Currently, he is facing 147 charges relating to him viewing of child porn on his mother's phone.
But despite the concerns of two forensic psychiatrists, the court ruled this week that man can continue to live with his parents - just up the street from a childcare centre.
His record of offending means he will be monitored under an extended supervision order and forced to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet on his ankle.
The man's offending began in 2013 when the then 20-year-old used social media in an attempt to groom a 13-year-old boy for sex. He has continued to re-offend even after getting out of jail
Forensic psychiatrist Dr Adam Martin diagnosed the man as having a 'paedophilic disorder'.
'(He poses) a significant risk of future sexual offending,' Dr Martin found.
'Dr Martin rated the defendant’s risk as high risk, taking into account his history of serious sexual offending involving penetrative sexual acts... his breaches of supervision conditions and his further sexual offending,' court documents said.
The man's offending began in 2013 when the then 20-year-old used social media in an attempt to groom a 13-year-old boy for sex, the documents show.
In September 2014 he offended again, contacting a 14-year-old girl and asking her to persuade her friend, another 13-year-old boy, to perform sex acts on him.
He offered to give the pair $100, cigarettes and drugs if the boy 'masturbated him'.
Police also found him to be in possession of child abuse material and saw photos he had taken on his phone of random children at a shopping centre.
He was sent back to jail for a minimum of two years and released on June 19, 2017.
But just hours after walking free he sent a text message