REVEALED: Where QLD's worst sex offenders are living

THEY'RE the worst sex offenders in Queensland, pedophiles and rapists so vile they are forced to remain under supervision for at least five years after they're released.

And now we can tell you where they live.

Documents released by the Queensland Justice Department, under freedom of information laws, in March show there are presently 94 people who have been released from jail but remain subject to police monitoring because their crimes were of a violent sexual nature or involved children.

The majority of them, 67, report to the Brisbane Correctional Centre office in Wacol and 17 live in Townsville, the third highest concentration of dangerous sex offenders in Queensland is in Toowoomba which four call home and three are living in Rockhampton.

The remaining three live in Caboolture, Beenleigh and Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast.

Their crimes range from violent rapes to indecently dealing with children, sodomy and indecent assault - even carnal knowledge against the order of nature.

And while all those released have undergone psychiatric assessments in an effort to ensure they're unlikely to reoffend child protection advocates often say the laws that let these people out of jail are simply too soft.

However a spokesman for Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath said these facts were not cause for alarm.

"The Dangerous Prisoners Sexual Offenders Act is the toughest regime for managing sexual offenders in Australia," he said.

"The Federal Government's new anti-terror detention laws are modelled on Queensland's laws.

"Without the laws, there would be no mechanism to monitor these individuals once they have finished their sentences.

"Offenders are closely monitored by Queensland Corrective Services and the public can be assured that when serious breaches of the act occur, the offenders go straight back to prison."

Bruce Morcombe whose son Daniel was murdered by recidivist pedophile Brett Peter Cowan in 2003 said while telling people the cities in which offenders lived was a step in the right direction it went nowhere near far enough.

"In all honesty I'm a little frightened that this lulls people into a false sense of security," he said.

"That people are told there are no offenders in their area when that isn't their case - I think we can be sure there are a lot more than 94 perverts in Queensland.

"They could be visiting the state or have relocated from elsewhere."

Mr Morecombe and his wife Denise have been long term advocates of creating a sex offenders register - which exist in the United States.

"I think people should know if someone like this is living in their suburb - perhaps not their street address - but at the least their name and the area where they are," he said.



67 Brisbane

17 Townsville

4 Toowoomba

3 Rockhampton

1 Caboolture

1 Hervey Bay

1 Beenleigh

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