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Western Australia: Paedophile Bradley Dragon arrested just TWO DAYS after being released from prison

A notorious pedophile has been thrown back in prison less than two days after his controversial release – after he was allegedly caught possessing images of children.

Bradley Pen Dragon, 62, has spent more than half his time behind bars for a range of crimes, including holding a knife to a woman as she stuffed her child into their car.

Most recently, he spent time in a Western Australian correctional facility seeking out child abuse material on the Internet, with the Supreme Court ruling that he would be released under 60 strict rules.

He was released on Tuesday, but has already been remanded in custody for possessing images of children.

Bradley Pen Dragon was thrown behind bars less than two days ago after being controversially released - after allegedly being caught possessing images of children

Bradley Pen Dragon was thrown behind bars less than two days ago after being controversially released – after allegedly being caught possessing images of children

Dragon, who spent 13 years in prison in Thailand for sexually abusing a girl, now faces remand Western Australian reported.

He had strict rules that he had to abide by upon his release, and it appears that he has already broken the terms within two days, under which the pedophile cannot possess photos, drawings or sketches of children.

Prime Minister Mark McGowan said on Thursday that he has no room for error.

“He is the kind of person we will deal with immediately,” the prime minister said

“If he breaks through, a ton of rocks will fall on him.”

Bradley Pendragon, 58, (pictured) previously spent 13 years in a Thai prison for child sexual abuse

Bradley Pendragon, 58, (pictured) previously spent 13 years in a Thai prison for child sexual abuse

The WA District Court learned that Dragon spent nearly five hours on a public computer in a backpacker hostel in August 2017.

Among the terms he searched online were “pre-teen porn” and “child incest.” When questioned by the police, Dragon denied having searched the pathogenic material.

“These things just keep popping up when I use the internet,” he told officers at the time.

Judge Hylton Quail did not accept Dragon’s explanation for his depraved behavior before describing the offense as “brutal”.

“Some of the material, albeit animated, … is horrific,” he said.

He was deported to New South Wales before moving to Perth, where Dragon continued to insult.

The convicted pedophile was sentenced to five years in prison for holding a knife to a mother, before being jailed again two days after his release for looking up child pornography.

He used a computer at a backpacker hostel in Northbridge to access the distorted images.

Dragon has been diagnosed with “pedophilic disorder” of the non-exclusive type.

He previously told a psychiatrist that “much of society disagrees with laws regarding the restriction of access to pornographic material about children or sexual contact with children, and like same-sex relationships, this could be something that be legalized in the future. †

The 62-year-old had been waiting for a Supreme Court ruling on his release since ending his time in December 2021.

Dragon used a computer at a backpackers hostel in Northbridge to access the distorted images

Dragon used a computer at a backpackers hostel in Northbridge to access the distorted images

They were deciding whether Dragon is still considered a “high risk and serious offender”, with Justice Larissa Strk saying he could be released under a strict set of 62 conditions.

Dragon was placed under a 10-year surveillance warrant that includes being electronically monitored, residing at a specified address, and subject to a curfew.

He was also required to report orally or in writing of all his movements and was not allowed to have contact with a child under the age of 18 unless approved.

Consultation, including anti-libidinal treatment, was also agreed, but it appears Dragon has already broken the agreement and could face more jail time.

Bradley Dragon (pictured) has reportedly been convicted again for possessing images of children

Bradley Dragon (pictured) has reportedly been convicted again for possessing images of children

Dragon previously told the court he would be willing to undergo physical castration, but a doctor insisted there was no clinic in Australia that would offer such surgery.

WA’s Shadow Treasurer and spokesman Steve Thomas said ahead of Dragon’s release that the decision is “absolutely concerning” and that the government needs to take tougher action against repeat offenders.

“I think we’ve gotten to a stage where we’re pretty soft on law and order issues these days, and it’s time for a much greater focus on holding people accountable for their behavior,” he said.

“I absolutely believe that taking a tougher look at crime and going back to making punishment appropriate to crime is where we want to see this government and this society go.”

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