For Immediate Release 13 July 2012
Extended Supervision Order for Stewart Murray Wilson
“The Department of Corrections has welcomed today’s decision of the Court to impose a ten year Extended Supervision
Order on Stewart Murray Wilson from the time his parole period ends,” says Maria McDonald, Assistant General Manager,
Community Probation Services.
“The existence of this order means we can monitor this offender for a further ten years after his parole period ends in
2015,” says Ms McDonald.
“During the period of parole the offender is recallable if he presents any undue risk to the safety of others. For the
following ten years a person subject to an ESO can be charged in court for breaching their conditions and, if convicted,
may be sentenced for up to two years imprisonment.”
Special conditions, including the imposition of GPS tracking, both for the period of parole and the ESO will be decided
by the Parole Board closer to the time of release.
Under general conditions an offender subject to parole and an ESO will have to report to their probation officer
regularly, may be obliged to attend treatment programmes and counselling as directed, will be subject to constraints as
to their residence and employment, and will be subject to restrictions on contact with their victims and with children
under the age of 16.
We have assessment tools and measures for Community Probation Services (CPS) for staff to identify any likelihood of
further offending and risk of harm to others. One of these tools is also specifically designed to help identify
increasing risk of further child sex offending. Staff also have guidelines on what signs to look out for which might
indicate potential child abuse, and are encouraged to disclose information about child abuse under the provisions of
Section 15 under the Child Young Persons and their Families Act of 1989.
We work closely with Police regarding the release of offenders who are classified as highest risk, for example to
determine an appropriate address the offender is proposing to reside in. This allows us to better manage the potential
risk of harm the offender may pose to others, including children.
We administer High Risk High Profile (HRHP) forums with Police in order to plan the release of high risk or high profile
These forums seek to identify any potential risks these offenders may pose and put strategies in place to minimise these
risks. Where child safety or wellbeing is a concern, CYF are generally involved in the planning of the release of these
We, along with Police, notify community members in certain circumstances that a child sex offender is residing there. We
also inform any victims who are registered that the offender is being released from prison, in addition to any other
information specified under the Victims' Rights Act 2002.
We have an Agreement for Sharing Information about Child Sex Offenders with Police, the Ministry of Social Development
(CYF and WINZ), and Housing NZ. This helps in identifying and managing instances of increasing risk of sexual offending
against children, as well as to promote the reintegration of child sex offenders into the community to reduce their
likelihood of re-offending and risk of harm.
Support Planning Meetings (SPMs) are arranged by CPS for child sex offenders for the purposes of safety planning, and
they include CYF and Police as well as any support people. CPS, CYF and Police maintain contact to ensure that key
elements of the safety plan are being implemented and followed.