The Parole Board has granted Brad Shipton some changes to the conditions of his release.
Shipton was released on parole in 2008, after being sentenced to eight and a half years for serious sexual offending, including two charges of rape.
The Parole Board has agreed to lift two of his special conditions, which Shipton is not to associate with his co-offenders, nor contact the media about any aspect of the case.
But it’s rejected his submission for other conditions to be relaxed, saying they are not onerous enough to outweigh the concerns of the victim, and they’re also necessary to reassure the community.
As part of his case, Shipton’s lawyer said being on parole was creating a barrier for his employment.
Source Newstalk ZB