Convicted paedophile and disgraced former state government minister Milton Orkopoulos has been accused of breaching his parole.
Convicted paedophile and disgraced former state government minister Milton Orkopoulos has been accused of breaching his parole.

Paedophile politician ‘breaches parole’ month after release

Convicted paedophile and disgraced former state government minister Milton Orkopoulos will be charged with failing to comply with his reporting conditions just one month after walking free on parole.

It's understood he allegedly set up a social media account without approval which was in breach of his reporting conditions.

Orkopoulos, 62, left Long Bay Correctional Complex in December after serving more than a decade behind bars for child drug and sex offences.

Milton Orkopoulos leaving Long Bay prison in December. Picture: Bianca De Marchi
Milton Orkopoulos leaving Long Bay prison in December. Picture: Bianca De Marchi

NSW Police today confirmed Orkopoulos would be served a court attendance notice.
"Following an investigation by officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command, a Court Attendance Notice will be served on a 62-year-old man for the offence of fail to comply with reporting obligations," a police statement said.

Corrective Services NSW said today that it was seeking to have Orkopoulos' bail revoked.

"Corrective Services NSW has submitted a breach report to the State Parole Authority (SPA) seeking the revocation of parole granted to Milton Orkopoulos," a spokeswoman said.

Orkopoulos will be due to appear at Waverley Local Court on March 4.

He was serving as the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in 2006 when he was arrested and dismissed by then NSW Premier Morris Iemma.

Police made explosive allegations that the politician had been preying on young boys since 1995, plying them with cannabis and alcohol or injecting them with heroin before sexually abusing them.

Orkopoulos was jailed for almost 14 years for 30 child sex and drug charges including homosexual assaults on a minor, child pornography possession, having sex without consent and supplying prohibited drugs.

The State Parole Authority (SPA) granted his conditional release in time for Christmas, saying the "worst" outcome for the community is keeping him locked up until his maximum sentence expires in October 2021 when he'll be under no supervision.

However, the SPA acknowledged the offences were "very serious" and "occurred in a context where the offender maintained a false facade of being a law abiding and senior member of the community".

After the alleged breach of parol the SPA will consider revoking his parole today.

"The man has been charged with failing to comply with reporting obligations and is

listed to appear before Waverley Local Court on March 4," a statement by SPA reads.

"As is standard procedure following a breach report, the SPA has listed the matter

and will consider it at a panel meeting (this) morning."

Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Peter Severin filed a submission opposing his parole in November, saying Orkopoulos was still a "significant risk" to the safety of the community and had not participated in any external leave programs to assist with his reintegration.


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