Bulli rapist supervision bid backed

Bulli rapist Terry Williamson.
Bulli rapist Terry Williamson.

The NSW Supreme Court has extended an interim supervision order for Bulli rapist, Terry John Williamson, for another 28 days.

The renewed supervision order took effect on Thursday and will expire at 4pm on July 9.

Williamson’s maximum 24-year jail sentence expired on May 15, and he was placed on an interim order imposing strict conditions.

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.

The 44-year-old terrorised Bulli for 10 months in 1989 and 1990, 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 included staying away from the Illawarra.

An Illawarra Mercury petition to Mr Hazzard calling for Williamson to be placed under lifetime supervision had received 1602 signatures by 4pm Friday.

To add your name to the petition, go to chn.ge/1pyZQhl