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Milton Orkopoulos avoids jail for flouting sex offender reporting rules – Sydney Morning Herald

A Local Court magistrate said jail was an appropriate penalty for the disgraced former Labor MP, but his power to impose such a sentence was “fettered”.

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The former MP was released on parole in December last year after serving 11½ years of his prison term of 13 years and eight months for sex offences against teenage boys and supplying them with drugs.
“Given the offender’s demonstrated attitude of ambivalence to his reporting obligations … I am unable to find that he is unlikely to reoffend,” Mr Stewart said.
He said 12 months’ imprisonment would “sheet home” to Orkopoulos the importance of compliance, and he was “not satisfied” the community would…

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