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A sex offender dubbed the "Beast of Blenheim" has been denied parole for a second time but he will be released from prison in September 2012.

Stewart Murray Wilson was convicted in 1996 and sentenced to 21 years' jail for sexual offences against 16 women and girls over 23 years. The charges included rape, stupefying, ill-treatment of children, indecent assault and bestiality.

At a hearing on November 23, the Parole Board said it was not appropriate to release Wilson, who "continues to be an untreated sex offender and has not worked towards a release proposal".

"The board reaches the clear view that the matter is not one which persuades it that it can resolve in favour of Mr Wilson," said Judge Bernard Kendall.