Brethren sex offender granted parole
while babysitting in the 1960s.
His nephew, now in his 50s, said he was ‘‘very stressed out’’ when he heard about the decision last week.
‘‘I wasn’t impressed. I get a life sentence because of what he did, and he only gets a short sentence. It still affects me every day, it comes back and haunts me,’’ the nephew said.
A jury found the man guilty on all charges at the Blenheim District Court last June. The man, now in his 80s, was sentenced to two years and four months in prison.
The Parole Board decision said the man would be released in May.
‘‘In light of the historic nature of the offending, the absence of further offending since then, [his age] and ill health, the board is satisfied he would not pose an undue risk to the safety of the community were he to be released on parole.’’
The man would be subject to conditions while on parole, including psychological assessment.