Preventative Detention? Not in NZ. Ivan Andrew Campbell to be Released Next Month

Ivan Andrew Campbell

Ivan Andrew Campbell

A violent paedophile, originally from Christchurch, is due to be released back into the New Zealand community next month, despite his own admission he’s likely to re-offend

“During his trial in the Auckland High Court in 2001, Campbell was described by Detective Sergeant Adam Lough, officer in charge of the case, as a “calculating, manipulative sexual deviant who preys on teenage boys”.

The Hells Angel associate held the 14-year-old boy captive in a wardrobe with shackles and chains, plied him with alcohol, performed a series of indecencies on him, poured hot wax on his body and branded his lower back, causing second-degree burns.

The boy escaped after being able to phone his family when Campbell left the house.

Campbell was also found guilty of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy over a two-and-a-half month period in 1991.

Shortly after he abused his first victim, Campbell moved to Australia and went on a fire-lighting spree which included the destruction of the central business centre of Beaudesert, west of the Gold Coast…” source

younger campbell

A report in the Australian press said

A New Zealand High Court judgment this week shows the 48-year-old will be released on parole on July 9, which prompted the Department of Corrections to apply for a 10-year extended supervision order. Justice Graham Panckhurst granted the order because he found Campbell is highly likely to reoffend. “I am in no doubt that you do pose a real and ongoing risk to adolescent boys. I am also satisfied you are likely to commit relevant offences on release,” Justice Panckhurst told him.

In outlining his reasons, the judge noted Campbell held his 14-year-old victim captive for seven days during which he was repeatedly beaten, raped, and forcibly tattooed and subjected to body piercings. “Perhaps worst of all, he was also branded using a hot instrument and this caused burns to his lower back,” Justice Panckhurst said.

Campbell has been in prison since 2001, and has also served time for sexually abusing the 13-year-old son of a friend in 1991, for which he was not charged until he returned to New Zealand from Australia in 2000.

He was paroled in 2012 after serving 11 years of his sentence to a temporary release program at the Salisbury Street Foundation, but absconded three weeks later. Police recaptured him and he returned to prison.

Since his imprisonment, Campbell has been expelled from a sex offender treatment program because of his conduct towards younger prisoners.

A prison report says Campbell has admitted he is likely to reoffend. “I am desperate to have an extended supervision order granted, as at the time of this assessment I do not trust myself outside prison,” the prisoner told a psychologist.

Extended supervision orders are requested by Corrections and imposed by a court after offenders reach the end of their sentence. They allow special conditions to be placed on them, such as where they reside, what work they can do, who they can associate with and areas that they are excluded from.” source

On his release he will be subject to a 10 year supervision order, let’s hope that is more effective than the supervision of the man that murdered Auckland woman Blessie Gotingco a few weeks ago. She is one of many victims of parolees that should probably have been kept behind bars for the safety of the community.

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Other judgements by Justice Panckhurst: Rape Culture NZ: Sexual Predator Cop Gets 9 Months Home Detention, Worked at ‘Unhealthy Station’