A convicted serial pedophile has been freed from prison after claiming that sexually abusing children is a “cultural thing.”
44-year-old Edward Geroge Nallajar appeared before Brisbane Supreme Court on Tuesday to request to be released back into the community after being jailed for raping children.
Dailymail.co.uk reports: Despite a psychiatrist warning he was at ‘high risk’ of reoffending, Nallajar was released from jail in 2016 after serving time for child-sex crimes and was placed on a dangerous prisoner supervision order.
He returned to jail last year after he breached the conditions of the order by cutting off his GPS monitor, The Courier Mail reported.
The court heard Nallajar removed the bracelet as a ‘social experiment’ and that he wished to return to jail because life had become ‘too stressful’.
Nallajar’s brush with the law began in 1993 when he was jailed for three years after shooting dead a man who sexually abused his friend.
Nallajar abused two children when he was released from jail, claiming it was a ‘cultural thing’ to do on Palm Island in Queensland’s north.
‘Most children on Palm Island are not virgins … having sex with a child has become a cultural thing … money is short, children don’t get so much so maybe for a bigger sum of money she would have let me have sex with her,’ he later told a psychologist.
In 2004, Nallajar pleaded guilty to luring a girl into a deserted school ground and bribing her $20 if she came with him to get drugs before he raped her.
Just days after being released on parole, Nallajar committed a similar act on a child and was jailed in 2012.
Nallajar’s most recent application to be released from prison had the support of two psychologists, The Courier Mail reported.
Lawyers acting for the Attorney-General accepted ‘adequate protection of the community could be met by releasing (Nallajar) on a supervision order.’
Nallajar will be sentenced for breaching the order in Townsville on Thursday and is expected to walk free from jail on February 12.
He will remain on the dangerous prisoner supervision order until 2026.
It’s the same order placed on serial predator Robert Fardon when he was released from jail in Queensland last month.