Sisters in fear of Beast's return
Serial rapist Stewart Murray Wilson says he wants to come back to Blenheim because he "has stuff here", a woman who had a child with him says.
The woman and her sister told The Marlborough Express yesterday they had been told by police that Wilson would be released from prison to "go up north", but he didn't want to go there, he wanted to come back to Blenheim as he "had stuff here".
They were adamant that if he was released, he would offend again.
Blenheim police had been to their house to discuss Wilson's release.
Wilson, 65, is due to be released from prison on September 1. He was jailed for 21 years in 1996 after being convicted on 22 charges covering rape, stupefying, attempted rape, bestiality, ill treatment of children and indecent assault.
His crimes between 1971 and 1994 involved 16 women and girls whom he took into his home on the pretext of friendship and subjected to cruel and degrading treatment.
The woman, who can't be identified but will be referred to as Susan, said she met Wilson's wife Lorraine at the Nurses' Home in Blenheim in 1995, when she was staying there while her mother was in Wairau Hospital. Mrs Wilson invited her to live with them in their house in Hospital Rd, where Susan stayed for almost three months.
"I didn't know what he was like ... I was sleeping in the lounge which was near the kitchen. In the middle of the night, he got up and went to the kitchen, naked. I thought that was weird ... the next night, [he] started drugging me."
She said Wilson raped her on the third night she was there. She denies being a willing partner, and became pregnant to him, having a son.
"One night I found pills in my tea, and that was it. They weren't even crushed up, I found them in my mashed potatoes."
Susan said the thought of him getting out of prison makes her feel sick and she worries about her family's safety. "He's got mates here ... We've had people round here ... we've got two watchdogs. One doesn't like men."
Susan said she didn't sleep at night, and suffered from depression and stress. "My blood pressure is really high. I get worked up when I hear his name.
"I don't go to town much. I'm just scared he's got mates, hanging round watching what we're doing, that worries me a bit, would we come home to a house burnt down or animal dead? I couldn't handle that. We're just scared."
Her sister "Jane" said Wilson would get out of prison and do it again.
Jane had first met Wilson while whitebaiting on the Wairau River, and then when she was visiting someone in Rolleston Prison. Jane said Wilson had threatened her, and he knew where she lived. The police were to get her a letter for Housing NZ so they could move.
"I met him in Rolleston Prison, while visiting [someone]. Wilson told him that he'd come up to Blenheim, and keep me ready for [that person]. Oh, it was yucky. My whole body shook."
A hearing to determine release conditions on Wilson after his release from prison was delayed yesterday. The Parole Board is to consider information from the Probation Service to decide the conditions around his release. The board will also be asked to enforce satellite tracking of Wilson by having him fitted with a GPS anklet when he is freed.
It is not unusual for the Parole Board to ban offenders from living in certain parts of the country.
- The Marlborough Express
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