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Child sex offender out in 6 mths

By Amy Coopes

October 16, 2007 12:00am

A SERIAL sex offender who preyed on young boys in NSW, Queensland and South Australia will remain behind bars for another six months.

The NSW government applied to extend the jail term of Warren Graeme Hayter for an additional year under tough new laws to keep high-risk child sex offenders behind bars.

Hayter, 43, has a lengthy history of serious sexual offences against boys aged between seven and 12 dating back to 1984.

He also has admitted committing further offences for which he has not been charged, and has a history of noncompliance with parole, bail and supervision orders.

NSW Attorney-General John Hatzistergos applied to keep Hayter in prison, and was granted an interim detention order allowing Hayter to be detained beyond the September 28 expiry of his sentence.

Mr Hatzistergos argued Hayter remained at high risk of reoffending and had a record of committing further offences whilst on a good behaviour bond.

He was denied access to a custodial sex offenders treatment program for a number of years because he was classified as a high-risk inmate, having previously escaped from jail.

Hayter was reclassified and entered the program in January, but he was suspended in August, when a list containing names, descriptions and schools of children taking part in a television program was found in his cell.

He admitted the list was “probably about victims of the future”, and there also was evidence he was seeking products to counteract anti-libidinal medication, which he has agreed to take.

Pictures of young boys were found in his cell the previous month.

A number of prison psychologists told NSW Supreme Court Justice John Hislop that Hayter was at high risk of recidivism and needed at least six months further intensive custodial treatment.

In his report to the court, Professor David Greenberg said without anti-libidinal medication, Hayter’s chance of fairly rapid relapse was “very, very high”.

Doctor Stephen Allnut’s report concluded it was not feasible to safely manage Hayter in the community “without almost constant supervision”.

Justice Hislop agreed, saying Hayter’s acknowledgement last month that he was planning to reoffend when released was ample reason to keep him behind bars.

“The defendant has a history of opportunistic offences against young boys, who very often are unknown to him,” the judge said.

“The offences frequently occur in public places.

“It is very difficult, if not impossible, to protect the community from crimes of the nature here in issue, short of having the defendant under full-time physical surveillance.”

Justice Hislop ordered Hayter remain in custody until April 2008, when he may again apply for release on a supervision order, subject to his completion of the treatment program and stabilisation on anti-libidinal drugs.

Paedophile gets another six months in jail

Posted Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:43pm AEST

The New South Wales Attorney-General has successfully applied to the Supreme Court to extend the detention of a convicted sex offender by six months.

Forty-four-year-old Warren Graeme Hayter was convicted of aggravated indecent assault on a 12-year-old boy in February 2005, after a series of sex offences committed over three decades.

His sentence expired last month but Attorney-General John Hatzistergos sought to have Hayter detained for another year to allow him to undergo several treatment programs.

Justice John Hislop has ruled six months will be sufficient for treatment.