Authorities are keeping a close watch on a violent rapist who once broke into an Albury woman's home, stripped naked and told her he wanted to tie her up.
After being released from jail for the 1995 incident - which ended when the victim kicked the offender in the groin after he bit her breast - Steven Feeney sexually assaulted a woman while he threatened with a knife.
Feeney has also been convicted of raping another woman in her home while her husband slept in a separate room, and forced a 12-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him.
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Other offending, which occurred soon after the Albury break-in, involved Feeney sexually abusing three girls in their home.
A judge noted in the Albury District Court in 1995 that Feeney's offending was "the sort of conduct that no civilised society should tolerate".
He is due to be released from custody next month for the first time in six years, and authorities have successfully applied to have him closely monitored once he is free.
The NSW Supreme Court recently heard Feeney, 54, is a high risk of re-offending and is institutionalised.
Justice Peter Johnson ordered he be monitored for five years as a high risk offender under an extended supervision order.
Feeney will be required to provide information about his planned movements each week, follow directions, wear an electronic monitoring device, and have a curfew enforced if required.
Justice Johnson noted the importance of keeping the community safe from offenders.
"The function being exercised by the court is a protective one, with the protection of the community being the paramount consideration and the rehabilitation of the defendant being a secondary statutory objective," he said.