Stewart Murray Wilson recalled to prison

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Last updated 00:30 22/02/2013
BACK BEHIND BARS: Stewart Murray Wilson has been recalled to prison after allegedly breaching his parole conditions.
BACK BEHIND BARS: Stewart Murray Wilson has been recalled to prison after allegedly breaching his parole conditions.

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Sexual predator Stewart Murray Wilson has been recalled to prison after he allegedly phoned a woman he had already been warned not to contact.

A source has confirmed that the woman was not a family member or one of his victims.

Wilson - dubbed the Beast of Blenheim - was back behind bars at Whanganui Prison last night after the Corrections Department successfully applied to the Parole Board for an interim recall.

A third party had alerted Corrections to the phone call.

Corrections' application was upheld by the board yesterday. The board will consider a final order, which would keep Wilson behind bars, at a hearing before the end of March.

Lawyer Andrew McKenzie said last night he was surprised to hear his client was back behind bars.

"I don't think they'll win the recall. They [Corrections] have to prove some level of risk. If it was just contacting someone [on the phone], it's difficult to see where any element of risk would come from. He's in Whanganui Prison - he can't go and meet her, and she can't go and meet him.

"I just think this is Corrections talking tough and acting tough."

Corrections assistant general manager Maria McDonald said last night that the department would "pursue legal action relating to this alleged breach through the courts".

"Corrections has been vigilantly monitoring this offender's compliance with his parole conditions and immediately made the application after it received information that led it to believe he had breached his parole conditions."

Wilson was jailed for 21 years in 1996 after being convicted of 22 sex charges against women and children between 1971 and 1994. He was freed on August 29 and has been living in a relocated home near Whanganui Prison.

One of his victims, who has name suppression, was happy last night to hear her ex-partner was back in jail.

"He should never have been let out in the first place. He's getting his just deserts."

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