Serial rapist to walk free from prison today

Despite being classed as a serious danger to the public, serial rapist Dennis Lyddieth will walk free from jail today.

The 64-year-old who raped 13 women at knife-point after breaking into their homes at night, is due to be released from Karnet Prison in Perth after spending a total of 24 years behind bars.

Lyddieth was previously released on parole in 2002, however was back behind bars and declared as a dangerous sex offender not long after for committing seven counts of indecent acts in public.


On Friday, the judge ruled Lyddieth could be released under a supervision order including 44 conditions.

Lyddieth’s conditions include GPS electronic monitoring, no contact with victims, a curfew, a ban on alcohol and drugs and regular reporting to his supervisors.

He has also been banned from accessing pornography and the internet and has been ordered to reveal his past offending to any person he starts a domestic, romantic or sexual  relationship with.