Unpunished parole breach sends wrong signal
Alexander: Unpunished parole breach sends wrong signal
United Future law and order spokesman Marc Alexander today slammed the lack of a penalty for the paedophile who breached his parole conditions by moving to Blackball.
Graham Wootton, who was essentially run out of town by local residents, received no penalty in Christchurch District Court today for breaching his parole conditions on where he could live.
“I have two problems with that decision: First, his parole conditions have not been enforced, so they become meaningless, and second, their should be a penalty for wilfully breaching them,” Mr Alexander said.
“Such decisions make a mockery of the already dubious parole process. Perhaps we should just let criminals set their own parole conditions if we’re not going to enforce them?”