Attorney General wants to keep convicted pedophile in jail

A CONVICTED Ipswich pedophile is applying to the supreme court to be released on bail under "exceptional circumstances" but the Attorney-General wants him to remain behind bars.

John Robert Bragg was placed on a dangerous prisoner supervision order in 2007 when he was released from jail after serving nine years for indecent treatment of a child.

But he was back before the court in April last year over after allegedly breaching his strict supervision conditions and was charged with stalking.

Brisbane Supreme Court heard on Wednesday a restraining order was made against Bragg in another court.

Bragg remains behind bars and is fighting to the court to be released under "exceptional circumstances".

It is believed he is applying for release under special circumstances because he was not formally indicted and sentenced for stalking but instead a restraining order was made.

The Attorney-General is pushing ahead to prosecute Bragg for breaching supervision orders when he allegedly stalked another person.

On Wednesday the Attorney-General's lawyers asked for a one-week adjournment so they could determine whether the alleged stalking victim wanted to give evidence.

Under Queensland's dangerous prisoner laws the Attorney-General can apply to the court to keep a prisoner in jail for longer if they breached supervision.

The case will be back before Brisbane Supreme Court next week.

- APN NEWSDESK


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