Justice reserves decision on sex offender's release

A JUSTICE has reserved his decision on whether he should release notorious sex offender Robert John Fardon into the community.

Justice Peter Lyons did not set a date for the judgment delivery after hearing one and a half days of evidence about Fardon's rehabilitation.

Barrister Dan O'Gorman said Fardon, 64, would not be a danger to the public if he was released under strict conditions.

But the Attorney-General said Fardon's history of breaches spoke for itself.

Fardon's hearing was a periodic review of his indefinite jail term.

In 2003, Fardon became the first person detained indefinitely under Queensland's Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act.

Fardon has spent much of his adult life in prison after he was convicted of sex offences against women and girls dating back to 1967.

He was released on a strict supervision order earlier this year but the Court of Appeal overturned the order.


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