A dangerous paedophile is back in jail after being accused of serious breaches of an eight-year order that allowed his supervised release into suburban Perth seven months ago.
Alwyn Wayne Brown, who was released last August to live in Melville under a supervision order with 45 conditions, appeared in the Supreme Court in Perth yesterday charged with the breaches.
Brown's history of sex offences against young girls has led to him spending most of the past 12 years behind bars.
He was declared a dangerous sex offender and jailed indefinitely in December 2010 after he finished his last jail term six months earlier.
His convictions include attempted sexual penetration, sexual penetration, deprivation of liberty and indecent dealing.
At the first annual review of Brown's indefinite detention last year, Justice John McKechnie ruled that, through a strict supervision order, the community could be protected adequately from the risk of the 42-year-old relapsing.
Justice McKechnie's decision came after evidence that Brown was voluntarily taking anti-libidinal medication to diminish his sexual arousal and had made significant progress through extensive counselling.
The conditions of Brown's release included residential and reporting requirements, continuing treatment, a curfew, a ban on drinking alcohol and restrictions designed to prevent him being exposed to high-risk situations.
Yesterday, Justice McKechnie imposed an interim detention order, saying it was alleged Brown breached the supervision order in a "serious way".
Prosecutor Tom Scutt said the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution's initial view was to apply for Brown to be jailed again indefinitely over the alleged breaches.
Under the legislation, it is also possible for prosecutors to apply for an amendment to conditions of release after a breach.
Details of Brown's alleged breaches were not outlined in court yesterday but The West Australian understands it is not alleged that he committed any further child sex offences while on release.It is believed the alleged breaches relate to drinking alcohol, forming a new relationship without disclosing it to supervision officers and having contact with children as a result of that relationship. Brown is due to appear in court again next week.
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