Repeated child rapist Colin Humphrys will remain behind bars indefinitely !
At least for now
Notorious serial paedophile Colin Humphrys will remain behind bars after a decision to release him was overturned by a South Australian judge.
In the Supreme Court, Justice David Lovell ordered Humphrys’s release be cancelled, after two psychiatrists found the 67-year-old remained a high risk to the community because he was unwilling to control his sexual instincts.
“A paramount consideration for me when determining this application is the safety of the community,” Justice Lovell said.
“As both psychiatrists indicate that Mr Humphrys is unwilling to control his sexual instincts, I find that he has not satisfied the requirements [for release]
Well done Justice David Lovell !!!! Thank you, for putting the safety of our children ahead of the rights of child abusers !!!!!
Opposition spokesman Kyam Maher said the decision to overturn Humphrys’s release showed Parliament had made the right decision to change the law.
“It shows that the legislation … was the right thing to do, and it’s not just Colin Humphrys,” Mr Maher said.
“All sex offenders who are indefinitely detained who are unwilling or unable to control their sexual instincts will now remain behind bars as well.”
Attorney-General Vickie Chapman declined to comment on the development, but previously said she would look at “tightening” sentencing laws if Humphrys was released. Why not do this before he is released Attorney General ?
Humphrys has an extensive history of sexual offending against children, including the abduction and abuse of a boy in the early 1990s.
In 2009, he was jailed indefinitely for five counts of unlawful sexual intercourse against a 14-year-old boy in a Port Adelaide toilet block in 2003.
After serving nearly 10 years behind bars, Humphrys applied to the Supreme Court to be released on strict conditions. On March 27, 2018, Justice Trish Kelly approved his release into the inner western suburbs of Bowden and Brompton, prompting community outcry about the potential risk to children.
The backlash then led to changes to the Sentencing Act, with the amendments supported by both major parties. Under the changes, sex offenders detained indefinitely now have to convince the Supreme Court that they are capable and willing to control their sexual instincts, or that they no longer pose a risk to the safety of the community due to old age or illness.
Following his approval for release, the Director of Public Prosecutions appealed against the decision, prompting the Humphrys to launch his own legal action questioning the validity of the law changes.
His legal action failed, with the amendments upheld in December, in a decision that will impact on the potential release of about 300 sex offenders who are currently detained.
The Parole Board has also opposed Humphrys’s release, as they rightfully should.
This man is an absolute monster, releasing him will put all children near him in direct harms way.
Well done and thank you, to the judges and parole boards who have opposed his release.
He should never be allowed to breath free air again.