Stephen Neil White: Serial rapist who tried to murder a five-year-old girl by ... trends now
A violent rapist who sexually assaulted and attempted to murder a five-year-old girl will be released from prison with $800,000 in NDIS support after more than two decades behind bars.
Stephen Neil White, 58, smashed a rock into the child's skull, tried to strangle her and raped her after abducting the girl from a tent in the West Australian town of Kununurra in 2001.
He was sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment with eligibility for parole, which was later increased to 17 years on appeal, with an additional 16 months for assaulting a woman in the tent.
White has been held in custody since completing his sentence under the Dangerous Sexual Offenders Act but that is set to end next month after the Supreme Court on Monday rescinded his continuing detention.
Smith is set to be placed on a community supervision order for three years, with $807,189 worth of NDIS support for one year, which includes all-male around-the-clock care.
White sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl and attempted to kill her by smashing a rock into her skull