Bradley Pen Dragon: Australian sex monster back behind bars over alleged supervised release rules breach

Phil Hickey and Rebecca Le May
The Nightly
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Notorious paedophile Bradley Pen Dragon is back behind bars after allegedly breaching a strict supervision order.
Notorious paedophile Bradley Pen Dragon is back behind bars after allegedly breaching a strict supervision order. Credit: The West Australian/TheWest

Notorious paedophile Bradley Pen Dragon is back in prison after allegedly breaching the strict rules of his supervision order yet again.

The Nightly can reveal Bradley Pen Dragon was arrested last week.

It’s understood detectives from the serious offender management squad, who are tasked with monitoring sex offenders in the community, swooped on the 64-year-old.

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He appeared before the Perth Magistrates Court from custody last Tuesday charged with one count of contravening a requirement of a supervision order.

It’s believed the charge relates to an allegation Pen Dragon breached one of the 62 conditions of the supervision order that he was placed on after his release from prison in 2022.

Court records show Pen Dragon is alleged to have breached the order in a Perth suburb on April 29.

Pen Dragon pleaded not guilty to the charge in court last week, was remanded into custody and is next due in court for a trial hearing on October 15.

This week, Pen Dragon lost his bid to appeal against a $1200 fine for breaching his supervision order by rifling through bins at his apartment complex on February 7 last year.

Unable to access online material relating to children or pornography, he is banned from removing discarded material “to deny him an alternative means of satisfying his urge” to seek images of children, which he admitted to a psychiatrist was uncontrollable.

It is among about 20 additional written lawful instructions given to Pen Dragon on top of the 62 supervision order conditions.

He committed a second breach by not recording a conversation he had with a man at the bins, contravening a rule that he keep a detailed daily diary of movements, activities and associations.

Bradley Pen Dragon leaves magistrates court in Perth.
Bradley Pen Dragon leaves magistrates court in Perth. Credit: Andrew Ritchie/The Nightly

Pen Dragon’s counsel submitted to the WA Court of Appeal that his client had seen, when taking his rubbish out, that someone had thrown out a number of items while moving out.

The conversation was with that person’s father, who invited him to take what he wanted, counsel submitted.

Pen Dragon unsuccessfully argued that the fine was an excessive penalty given he was of limited financial means.

The judgment stated that Pen Dragon had previously breached his supervision order on three other occasions on two separate days and was sentenced to a total fine of $1500.

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