Hey Dad! actor Robert Hughes granted parole, will be deported to UK - petsitterbank

Hey Dad! actor Robert Hughes granted parole, will be deported to UK

Convicted paedophile and former Hey Dad! actor Robert Hughes has been granted parole and will be deported to the United Kingdom.

The State Parole Authority said Hughes, 73, was granted parole as he posed a “below average risk” to the community.

Hughes has been in prison since 2014, after he was found guilty of 10 sexual and indecent assault offenses committed in the 1980s.

The victims were aged between seven and 15 years old at the time of the offenses.

He was handed a minimum sentence of six years and has been eligible for parole since April 2020 but has twice been knocked back.

Hughes was convicted of 10 indecent assault offenses committed in the 1980s.

Last week, Hughes’s lawyer petitioned a Sydney court for his release for the third time, saying the disgraced actor plans to “maintain a very low profile” in the UK.

His first available release date is June 14.

Hughes will be subject to the standard parole conditions, including that he must be of good behaviour.

He is also subject to an additional requirement that he “must not be in the company of a person under the age of 16 years unless accompanied by a responsible adult,” nor engage with any person under the age of 16 “in written or electronic communication ,” including through social media.

Any breach of the conditions will result in him being returned to custody.

In granting parole on Thursday, the parole authority said it took into account that it was his “first period of adult incarceration.”

It also said the former actor “demonstrated satisfactory prison performance”.

The ABC understands Hughes will be transferred from Long Bay Correctional Center to Villawood Detention Center ahead of his deportation.

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