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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 posed by the likes of Robert John........

© The Sydney Morning Herald