A serial rapist who attacked three women more than a decade ago is to be kept behind bars indefinitely, the South Australian Supreme Court ordered on Friday.
- Aiden Harvey Driver raped a woman and assaulted two others
- He was eligible for parole in July last year
- A judge has ordered him to remain in detention
In 2009, Aiden Harvey Driver, who has intellectual disabilities, raped a woman in her West Hindmarsh home at gunpoint, indecently assaulted a woman as she walked her dogs along the city’s Linear Park, near Felixstow, and dragged a third woman into the bushes before she escaped at Vale Park.
He became eligible for parole on July 6 last year and sought release to the Northern Territory.
But South Australian Attorney-General Vickie Chapman asked the Supreme Court to declare Driver a high-risk offender so he would stay in prison indefinitely.
The court previously heard Driver had received 70 hours of intense one-on-one counselling while in prison, but still had limited insight into his offending.
It heard that when psychiatrists asked Driver how he felt about the concept of rape, he replied that he “liked it a little bit”.
Driver’s defence lawyer, Garen Truscott, previously told the court his client did possess insight — saying he hold told psychiatrists that he had “hurt” his victims.
Justice Mark Livesey has described it as a “difficult case” because of Driver’s intellectual disabilities.
But in the Supreme Court today, Justice Livesey ordered Driver to remain in detention until further order.
He is yet to publish his reasons.