A dangerous sex offender who once reoffended during the drive home from prison has been released in Perth rather than the WA regional town a judge gave him permission to live in.
In August, a judge allowed the 67-year-old sex offender named DAL to reside in Geraldton, a regional town in WA along with his partner despite being 'a serious danger to the community.'
But that decision received significant backlash in Geraldton last week, with thousands of signatories opposing the matter.
On Wednesday, things took a different turn when Attorney-General John Quigley told parliament that the man was recently released at an undisclosed location in Perth instead.
DAL was suppose to live with his partner in Geraldton, a regional town in WA (stock image)
Mr Quigley was urged by the opposition to appeal the judgment but said Solicitor-General Peter Quinlan advised him he could not because the Director of Public Prosecutions had already acted.
'I am taking the solicitor-general at his word,' he said.
DAL was first convicted of sexually abusing a child in 1975 and was declared a DSO (Dangerous Sex Offender) in 2015 after serving 12