Australian man released from prison to appear in court

Australian man released from prison to appear in court

Bradley Pen Dragon is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Monday, just four days after being released from prison.

The 62-year-old was charged with a violation of a requirement of his supervision order.

He was released last week, subject to a 10 year supervision order and more than 60 strict conditions, including that he be electronically monitored.

In December 2021 he completed all his sentences but was kept in custody while the Supreme Court determined whether he was a high risk and serious offender. Just a month ago, Justice Larissa Strk ruled that any risk of reoffending by Dragon could be adequately managed by a 10 year supervision order and 62 conditions.

They included that Dragon be monitored electronically, that he lived at a specified address, was subject to a curfew, and provided a verbal or written account of all his proposed movements to his community corrections officer.

He was also banned from having contact with any child under the age of 18 unless it was approved, and was also required to undergo psychological and anti-libidinal treatment.

Dragon spent half of his life behind bars, including serving a 13-year term in Thailand.