A dangerous sex offender from Carnarvon has been released from Greenough Regional Prison after having a new GPS monitoring bracelet fitted to replace one he is alleged to have removed earlier this month.
Murray John Winder, 56, has pleaded not guilty to removing the original monitoring bracelet on July 9. He is required to wear the GPS device as part of his release conditions.
He arrived back in Carnarvon at lunch time yesterday.
A Perth Magistrate’s Court hearing was told earlier this week that Winder had walked into a police station with the bracelet in his hand, saying it might have fallen off after he accidentally struck it with a tomahawk while changing a tyre.
Chief Magistrate Steven Heath granted Winder bail after ordering him to have another GPS unit fitted.
His next court appearance is set for August 11 at Carnarvon Magistrate’s Court.
Winder, who has convictions for rape and sexual offences against children dating back to 1980, was declared a dangerous sex offender in 2011 and released on a 10-year supervision order.