Continuing detention for sex offender

BRISBANE Supreme Court has ordered an Emerald sex offender remain behind bars under Queensland's dangerous prisoner laws.

Evidence tendered to the court suggested Shane Charles Waghorn, who once forced a 10-year-old girl from a street in Emerald into the boot of his car, was not fit to be released from jail on supervision.

Under dangerous prisoner laws, the Attorney-General can impose strict conditions on dangerous offenders or apply to the Supreme Court to extend their detention.

The supreme court made a continuing detention order in Waghorn's case on Monday.

Waghorn's barrister Katarina Prskalo CORRECT said her client was prepared to work towards trying to be released when his case is next reviewed.

She said appointments would be made to discuss the possibility of arranging a regime for Mr Waghorn to work towards and that he would continue to get counselling.

"If those things can occur that will hopefully see some progress in the matter prior to the next review," Ms Prskalo said.

His case is expected to be reviewed every 12 months. - ARM NEWSDESK


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