Bradley Pen Dragon: High-Risk Pedophile To Be Released From Jail Today

Notorious pedophile Bradley Pen Dragon will be released from prison in a few hours.

The 62-year-old, who has spent half his life behind bars, will be released from prison on Tuesday despite having “significant unmet treatment needs” and believing his sexual interest in children is ” natural”.

Upon release, the convicted pedophile – who has a ‘strong belief that sexual contact with children is a positive experience for the child’ – will be placed on a 10-year supervision order and will be subject to 62 strict conditions.

As a serious high-risk offender, it is hoped that the range of measures will protect the community “against the unacceptable risk” that Dragon will commit another serious offence.

Some of his conditions include anti-libidinal and psychological treatment, reporting his planned daily movements to authorities, and no unauthorized contact with anyone under the age of 18.

Dragon, who has been diagnosed with a non-exclusive type “pedophile disorder” (i.e. he is attracted to both girls and boys) will also be subject to GPS surveillance.

Armadale Police Police walk with Bradley Pendragon.  PHOTO BY Sharon Smith
Camera iconPolice escort Bradley Pen Dragon in 2007. Credit: Sharon Smith/Western Australia News

Earlier this month, WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said he shared the public’s concern “with the release of a repeat pedophile into the community” but promised police would keep a watchful eye. close to Dragon as soon as he was released from prison.

“We will have to make sure that we are monitoring and we will, very very closely,” he said.

“I can assure you…we are very vigilant in our work with high risk serious offender groups; there are very strict conditions and we will do everything we can to protect the community.

Premier Mark McGowan made similar comments, saying “if he breaks them (the conditions) he will go back to custody”.

“He will be watched like a hawk,” he said.

WA Liberal leader David Honey said the news of Dragon’s release was “extremely disturbing”.

“It’s very clear that this is a long-term child delinquent…it’s hard to see why his behavior would change given his huge long history in this area,” he said.

Attorney General John Quigley said: ‘It is always a concern when an offender with a serious criminal history is released, however, under the Constitution it is not possible to keep people locked up forever. beyond their pain.”

Dragon was due to be released from prison in December after serving his final sentence for accessing child pornography at a Perth hostel just days after being released from prison for another violent crime.

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