A FORMER Wodonga man linked to a string of incidents against women, including violent rapes, will undergo strict monitoring due to his high risk of re-offending.
Darren Clarence Rogers, formerly of Ritter Court, broke into a Wakool Court home in February 1998.
A mother and her young daughter were outside as Rogers stole pantyhose from the property and cut it up.
He was arrested on Trudewind Road two days after the incident, armed with an imitation pistol.
The mother needed counselling after the incident.
A prison term did not deter his behaviour.
Rogers broke into a woman’s unit in the Melbourne suburb of Clayton in July the following year and raped her.
A cold case investigation also linked him back to the rape of a woman in her home, while he held a knife to her throat, in 1995.
The victim had walked out of the shower and was grabbed from behind by Rogers.
He kept the knife to her throat throughout the rape and said he would use it if he had to.
Rogers was released on parole in October 2017, which he breached, and was again paroled last July.
The government has now successfully applied to have strict conditions placed upon the now 52-year-old for the next three years, which will impact his movements, where he lives, and even his appearance.
He had told a forensic psychologist he had work lined up in Albury, but admitted he mentioned the job just to be “ticking all the boxes”.
The psychologist said his history of sexual violence was “chronic” and noted traits of psychopathy.
Rogers will have to comply with more than 50 conditions under the supervision order, which will run until December 2021.