After 25 years in prison, the Supreme Court ordered the release of Douglas Brian Jackway under strict conditions.
The 44-year-old has a long criminal history, including sexual assaults against a girl and a child in the 1990s.
Convicted paedophile Douglas Jackway is due to be released from jail. He was also a suspect in the 2003 murder of schoolboy Daniel Morcombe, but was later ruled out when police turned their attention to Brett Peter Cowan, who was subsequently jailed for the crime. Jackway will be expected to wear a GPS tracker and reside in the Wacol Precinct when the community security order is issued.
A summary judgement claimed that the Supreme Court was confident that the Group would be covered under strict conditions.
“He has taken significant time, with the assistance of rehabilitation programs and treatment, to reach a point of maturation and develop methods to exercise self-control over his emotions and behaviour for the Court to reach a view that he can be managed on a supervision order,” it read.
“Any risk of his reoffending can be reduced to an acceptable level and the community can be adequately protected by a supervision order.”
Jackway is set to be released from the Brisbane Correctional Facility, where he is currently held.