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MIKUS, Jules Pierre - 29/01/2015

Parole hearing
Under section 21(1) of the Parole Act 2002

At (withheld)

Members of the Board: 
Hon M A Frater– Panel Convenor
Mr N Trendle
Assoc. Prof. P Brinded
Mr D Bailey

In Attendance: (withheld)

Decision of the Board

1. Jules Pierre Mikus, aged 53, was found guilty at trial of abducting, sexually violating and murdering six year old Teresa Cormack in 1987. 
2. In 2002 he was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and, to 14 years imprisonment on the other charges.
3. He became eligible to be released on parole on 27 February 2012.  He did not appear.  He signed a waiver.  He did the same prior to the hearing in May 2012 when the Board made a three year postponement order effective from January 2012, and he has done so again today.
4. Mr Mikus asserts that he was wrongly convicted.  He said that he did not commit these crimes and that critical errors were made in relation to the DNA evidence.  Accordingly he has not addressed his offending.  It is essential that he does so.  This was not an isolated incident.  He has a history of sex offending against young girls.
5. In the circumstances parole is declined.  Mr Mikus will be scheduled to be seen again in accordance with the statutory cycle.  He will be given notice that at that hearing the Board will also consider whether to make a further postponement order against him.

Hon M A Frater 
Panel Convenor