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DOUGLAS - Glen Anthony - 11/02/2016

 

Parole hearing

Under section 21(1) of the Parole Act 2002

 

Glen Anthony DOUGLAS


Hearing: 11 February 2016  at [Withheld] via AVL to NZPB Head Office

Members of the Board: 

       Hon J W Gendall QC (Panel Convenor)
       Ms P Rose
       Ms S Driver

 

DECISION OF THE BOARD


1. Glen Douglas is serving a sentence of three years imprisonment imposed on 24 January 2015 for two crimes of sexual connection with a young person between the age of 12 and 16.  The victim was a 13 year old male.  Mr Douglas was then aged 22.  He had similar convictions when he was aged 14-15 years.

2. His parole eligibility date was 1 September 2014 and his sentence end date is 30 August 2016.

3. He has further convictions for possessing objectionable publications for events on 15 August 2013.

4. When last seen by the Parole Board in August 2015, he had been accepted into the [Withheld]  Programme on 1 August 2014, but he was exited on 15 May 2015 before he graduated.  The reason was, it is said, “offence mirroring behaviour.” 

5. He is a high risk offender and needs very careful rehabilitation and reintegration measures.  He has engaged in one-to-one psychological counselling as well as [Withheld] counselling.  It is clear that he is not able to manage or control his own behaviour, without robust oversight and supervision.  His risk is described as high and he still offended in a manipulative way, despite intensive oversight by [Withheld] and others.

6. There has been assessment for Extended Supervision Order considerations, and the Parole Assessment Report records that he is not always open and forthcoming.  His proposed accommodation with [Withheld] is not suitable because it was there where he engaged in his index offending.  He needs a strong, robust and carefully formulated release plan.  It is necessary that a multi-disciplinary team meet with him to assist in formulating such a plan.  It would require not only suitable accommodation, but the measures that are necessary for his support and oversight in the community. 

7. It is troubling that the Parole Assessment Report records that:
“Mr Douglas’ lack of positive engagement and treatment to date in an obvious predilection towards serious sexual offending is of considerable concern….as he is highly likely to access social media and pornography via the Internet….”

8. Mr Douglas remains an undue risk to the safety of the community and cannot be released on parole today. 

9. He will be seen again in the month of July 2016, that is before 31 July 2016, at which time we hope that reintegration and safety plans have been formulated following upon the reintegration meeting.

 


Hon J W Gendall QC
Panel Convenor