Supervision order for serial sex offender

The state of NSW has won a court bid to have restrictions imposed on serial sex offender Raymond Barry Cornwall when he's released from jail again.

Cornwall, 67, has a lengthy history of offences of a sexual nature, some related to children, stretching back to the mid-1990s.

He previously served 14 years jail over four sexual attacks while armed with a knife, with those victims all women aged between 13 and 23.

In 2007, he pleaded guilty to breaching the conditions of a prison release by removing a monitoring device, which sparked a state-wide manhunt

Most recently, Cornwall, in 2020, was jailed for two years and three months over accessing child abuse material. That term is due to expire on Saturday.

On Friday NSW Supreme Court Justice Mark Ierace ordered Cornwall be subject to an interim supervision order commencing on Saturday "for a period of 28 days".

Conditions imposed on the defendant included an overnight curfew, restrictions on internet and social media use, and a ban on pornography access.

Cornwall cannot change his name without approval of a departmental supervising officer.

He was also ordered to attend sessions with two psychiatrists or registered psychologists.

The judge cited a previous assessment of Cornwall that described him as having "an unspecified paraphilia disorder, a recurrent major depressive disorder and a personality disorder".

The matter will return to court on February 2.