Former Labor MP And Convicted Pedophile Is Arrested After Breaching Parole
Convicted child sex offender and former Labor NSW minister Milton Orkopoulos has been arrested after allegedly breaching a parole order.
Orkopoulos was arrested on Tuesday morning at a home in Malabar in south-east Sydney before being taken to Maroubra Police Station, a spokeswoman for NSW Police told 10 daily.
Police allege Orkopoulos may have "failed to report changed personal information" as obliged by a court order.
Lawyer Omar Juweinat said he had spoken to Orkopoulos, who was "confused" about the fresh charges with which he was hit.
"It sounds like it relates to, and I am yet to formally find out, his use of electronic devices and the possible the use of an application called WhatsApp," he told AAP.
"As one could expect, [Orkopoulos] is really confused and nervous about the dilemma he is currently facing."
In a statement on Tuesday, NSW State Parole Authority said they were considering "revoking parole for a 62-year-old offender after receiving a breach report from Community Corrections".
They charged Orkopoulos with "failing to comply with reporting obligations" and said he is due to appear in Waverley Local Court in March.
The 62-year-old former NSW Aboriginal Affairs minister was sentenced to a maximum of 13 years and eight months jail in 2008, with a non-parole period of nine years.
Orkopoulos was charged with 30 child sex and drug offences, including having sex with minors and supplying them with cannabis and heroin in the Hunter Valley region and Lake Macquarie.
Three of his victims were in their mid-teens when they met the former minister and all had experienced trauma or vulnerabilities in their early lives.
The disgraced former MP was released from prison in December on strict parole conditions.
These conditions included that he must not communicate with former victims, not be in the company of anyone under 16 years old without supervision, and not enter the Lake Macquarie or the city of Newcastle government areas.
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