Sex offender who breached order again will be released | Mackay …

A SEX offender will be released despite breaching a supervision order for a fifth time, and disability funding will be sought to make his life easier outside jail.

Thomas Joel Larry, previously known as Thomas Andrew Larry, breached his supervision order by smoking cannabis.

In Brisbane Supreme Court on Monday, Justice Martin Burns said two psychiatrists helped persuade him the existing supervision order could protect the community from Larry, who is 40.

A report from May 1 this year found cannabis use indicated a lapse “but not emotional collapse” and the lapse was detected quickly.

On August 10, a second psychiatrist said Larry’s cannabis use did not alter his “risk profile”.

Justice Burns said these opinions suggested Larry’s risk of violent sexual offending remained “in the high range” but his existing supervision order greatly reduced these risks.

Larry was jailed after he broke into a woman’s house in 2002 and attempted to rape her.

He was convicted

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