Beast's new home on prison site
The future home of sex predator Stewart Murray Wilson has been moved to the grounds of Whanganui Prison.
The two-bedroom house - built in the 1980s and modernised in 2011 - was trucked onto the site outside the wire and about 10km from Whanganui yesterday.
Resource consent has already been granted by Wanganui District Council, but it will be about three weeks before Wilson - dubbed The Beast of Blenheim - will be able to move in, a Corrections Department spokeswoman said. Water and power were in place for the home, but needed to be attached, she said.
It was revealed last week that the former state house was relocated from Auckland and had been kept at Brittons House Movers in Bulls.
However, it was moved to a secret location because of fears it would be targeted by vigilantes.
Yesterday Corrections warned the public that going onto prison land without permission was trespassing.
Wilson, 65, was jailed for 21 years in 1996 after being convicted on 22 sex charges against women and children between 1971 and 1994.
He was released from prison into self-care unit No 5 on the prison's grounds on Wednesday. He will live in the unit until his new home is ready.
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