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Who we need to lock in a room now a monster is let loose

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17.01.2019

Robert Fardon is the textbook exemplar of why we need to rethink how we deal with felons.

He shouldn’t be free.

Serial rapist Robert John Fardon has had a supervision order dictating his living arrangements and curfews lifted.Credit:9News

But no current legal argument exists for why he should remain locked up.

He is an abhorrent, repeat offender who raped a 12-year-old on the same day his own child was born. He was the victim of a violent childhood, where he was also raped.

Few in the public want him living next door. But calls for a public sex offenders’ register is largely seen only as a populist pitch for re-election by Peter Dutton.

Some child advocates are outraged by a system that allows him to live anonymously among us, and our children.

Others believe that is inevitable, and the focus should be to educate our children about the dangers........

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