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Pedophile’s release ‘a risk’

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A convicted paedophile who sadistically tortured and chained one of his victims in a cupboard will be paroled in a matter of weeks.

Ivan Andrew Campbell, 48, was sentenced to 14 years’ jail in 2001 for multiple sexual offences in Auckland, including the sexual violation of a 14-year-old boy who he kidnapped and kept chained up in a cupboard a year earlier.

A New Zealand High Court judgment this week shows the 48-year-old will be released on parole on July 9, which prompted the Department of Corrections to apply for a 10-year extended supervision order.

Justice Graham Panckhurst granted the order because he found Campbell is highly likely to reoffend.

“I am in no doubt that you do pose a real and ongoing risk to adolescent boys. I am also satisfied you are likely to commit relevant offences on release,” Justice Panckhurst told him.

In outlining his reasons, the judge noted Campbell held his 14-year-old victim captive for seven days during which he was repeatedly beaten, raped, and forcibly tattooed and subjected to body piercings.

“Perhaps worst of all, he was also branded using a hot instrument and this caused burns to his lower back,” Justice Panckhurst said.

Campbell has been in prison since 2001, and has also served time for sexually abusing the 13-year-old son of a friend in 1991, for which he was not charged until he returned to New Zealand from Australia in 2000.

He was paroled in 2012 after serving 11 years of his sentence to a temporary release program at the Salisbury Street Foundation, but absconded three weeks later.

Police recaptured him and he returned to prison.

Since his imprisonment, Campbell has been expelled from a sex offender treatment program because of his conduct towards younger prisoners.

A prison report says Campbell has admitted he is likely to reoffend.

“I am desperate to have an extended supervision order granted, as at the time of this assessment I do not trust myself outside prison,” the prisoner told a psychologist.

Extended supervision orders are requested by Corrections and imposed by a court after offenders reach the end of their sentence.

They allow special conditions to be placed on them, such as where they reside, what work they can do, who they can associate with and areas that they are excluded from.