A Kimberley repeat child rapist jailed in 2018 for fracturing his partner’s skull in a drunken rage will remain behind bars despite serving his four-year term. The Derby-born man, 39, from a remote Kimberley community, deemed a high-risk offender, was due to be released from Acacia Prison having completed his prison sentence without parole. But a lack of housing in Broome, poor participation in reform programs, and concerns he still “externalised blame” for his sickening crimes to the victim led Supreme Court Justice Paul Tottle to keep him in custody earlier this month. “The respondent’s unmet treatment needs are such that I am not persuaded that if released on a supervision order he would substantially comply with the standard conditions,” Justice Tottle said. “Without making progress in his emotional regulation, I fear that the structure of supervision and monitoring will not be sufficient to prevent reoffending. “If accommodation in Broome was to become available, it is an option which would require serious consideration.” Court documents revealed the man’s sex crimes spanned 20 years and ranged from touching the buttocks of his five-year-old nephew in an aroused state to a 2002 offence when he raped a child aged under 13 he had invited around with her brother to smoke cannabis. In 2016, he molested a child under the age of 13, and then in 2017 he beat his partner with a broomstick, which resulted in his four-year jail sentence. With his release from prison looming, the State applied for a restriction order under the High Risk Offences Act 2020 to protect the public, meaning the man would remain in custody or be placed under strict supervision if released. Options placed on the table included a supervised release in Perth, which was deemed unsatisfactory as the man would be displaced from country. With all options for safe release off the table, Justice Tottle ruled the man would remain in custody and continue treatment programs.