A NSW Supreme Court is likely to consider Tuesday whether to extend an interim supervision order for Bulli rapist, Terry John Williamson, for another 28 days.
Williamson, whose maximum 24 year jail sentence expired on May 15, was placed on an interim order imposing strict conditions, including that he take anti-libidinal medication.
The NSW Attorney-General Brad Hazzard is seeking to have Williamson remain under the watch of Probation and Parole. Under the Crimes (High Risk Offenders) Act 2006 the maximum time the Supreme Court can make such an order is five years. However there is no limit to the number of orders the court can place on an individual over their lifetime.
It is believed that an extension of the interim order will be sought while two psychiatrists examine Williamson.
The 44-year-old terrorised Bulli for 10 months in 1989 and 1990 after sexually assaulting 11 people, including a five-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy.
He was released on parole in 2012 under 42 conditions which also included staying away from the Illawarra region and undergoing electronic monitoring. Those orders ended when his sentence expired.
An Illawarra Mercury petition to Mr Hazzard calling for Williamson to be placed under supervision for the rest of his life had received 1557 signatures by midday Monday.
The petition was started by the Mercury at the request of Williamson’s first victim after the 38-year-old spoke of her ordeal and the huge impact it has had on her life. She was 13 at the time of the brutal attack.
To add your name to the petition, click here.