Orkopoulos to serve full prison sentence

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Convicted paedophile and former politician Milton Orkopoulos will serve the rest of his sentence in prison after announcing he will stop his bids for parole.

The disgraced former Labor minister was jailed in 2008 for 13 years and eight months for 30 child sex, drug and child porn convictions.

He was released from jail in December 2019 after serving 11-and-a-half years but was returned to jail three months later after breaching his parole conditions by speaking to a child in a phone call with a relative.

His parole was revoked and while in custody, NSW police charged Orkopoulos with further child sex and drug supply offences, which were allegedly committed between 1994 and 2001.

Orkopoulos' original sentence will expire on October 18 and he on Friday informed the State Parole Authority (SPA) he planned to serve the rest of it in custody.

The SPA formally declined parole, accepting also the advice of the Serious Offenders Review Council that release was not appropriate.