Sex offender to be released despite breaches

A ROCKHAMPTON sex offender will be released on a supervision order despite breaching conditions six times.

Maxwell Edward Gray has been caught using drugs and jailed for harassing someone using a phone during his current supervision order.

The Brisbane Supreme Court heard Gray's six-month sentence for using a carriage service to menace or harass will end on July 6.

The court heard despite the repeated breaches of the supervision order, a psychiatric report recommended he not be kept in custody.

The report said Gray could best be managed through continued supervision.

Gray has been before courts in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016 for breaching the order. The court heard none of the contraventions was sexual in nature.

Justice Ann Lyons said she believed Gray did not pose a threat of sexual re-offending if released.

"On the balance of probabilities the (safety) of the community can be assured with the supervision order and some amendments," she said.

She ordered Gray not have any contact with people named in a protection order and that he comply with all police directions.

Gray now has 39 conditions he must adhere to as part of his supervision order. 



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