Man charged for breaching interim supervision order

A Sydney man, 31, has been charged with allegedly breaching an interim supervision order issued by the Supreme Court of NSW.

The AFP arrested the man at his Petersham home yesterday Monday 7 November 2022, and will appear in Newtown court today, 8 November 2022.

There is no specific or impending threat to the community in relation to this matter.

Police allege the man failed to comply with conditions of an interim supervision order.

The man has been charged with four counts of contravening an interim supervision order, contrary to section 105A.18A of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth).

The offence carries a maximum penalty of 5 years’ imprisonment.

In June 2017, the man was charged by NSW Police for approaching police with a knife and making numerous threats to kill police.

In January 2018, he was also charged with Possessing things connected with terrorist acts, contrary to section 101.4 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

In December 2019, he was sentenced in Supreme Court of NSW to four years imprisonment with a non-parole period of three years’ imprisonment.

After the man’s order expired in September 2021, he was subject to a continuing detention order, which expired in September 2022.

Before the continuing detention order expired, the Federal Attorney-General in early September 2022, started proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW for an application for an interim supervision order and an extended supervision order.

In October 2022, the Supreme Court issued an interim supervision order, and the man was released from Silverwater Correction Complex subject to a number of conditions as a result of the order.

Yesterday, the man was charged for breaching his order by allegedly accessing social media platforms and deleting data from his mobile phone.

It is alleged the man is the first to be charged for breaching an interim supervision order since they were introduced in December 2021.

AFP Acting Assistant Commissioner Sandra Booth said high-risk terrorist offenders would be charged if they breached orders.

“The AFP’s Enduring Risk Investigation team is committed to ensuring court-issued Post Sentence orders are complied with and we will enforce identified alleged breaches,” Assistant Commissioner Booth said.

The AFP continues to work closely with New South Wales Police and partners to protect the community.

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