Serial rapist Robert Fardon to be released

ONE of Australia’s most notorious serial rapists will walk free from prison after claims he was planning to escape a Brisbane compound couldn’t be proven.

Robert John Fardon, 65, was arrested and taken from supervised accommodation in Wacol earlier this month after a fellow inmate, described as an “underworld snitch”, told police Fardon was planning an escape.

In Brisbane Court today, Counsel for Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said there wasn’t any evidence to support the claim and they came from a ‘unreliable source’.


Fardon will soon be back at the secure facility in Wacol.