Manson ANTONIEVIC 30/8/2021

Parole Hearing

Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002


Hearing: Monday 30 August 2021

at Christchurch Men's Prison via Video Conference

Members of the Board: Sir Ron Young – Chairperson

Prof. P Brinded

Counsel:                                            Ms A Hollingworth


  1. Mr Antonievic is 27 years of age.  He was sentenced to imprisonment for rape, unlawful sexual connection, breach of a protection order, and assault with intent to injure.  His security classification is low.  He first came to prison on this offending in 2015.  He has three pages of previous convictions involving primarily violence.
  2. We last saw him in September 2019.  At that stage, his security classification was high, his conduct was poor.  There was also concern about the [withheld].  The way forward was said to be that he needed to [withheld], behave appropriately in prison and then rehabilitation could start.
  3. As to the current position, we have a [withheld].  There were, however, worrying violent fantasies described, some of which were acted out in his offending.
  4. Mr Antonievic has now started the Adult Sex Offender Treatment Programme.  He has been on that programme for about two months.  His last misconduct was in October last year and so he has been effectively misconduct-free now for more than 12 months.  [withheld].
  5. In those circumstances, Mr Antonievic appears to be making good progress.  We think the way forward now is to see him in August 2022, at that stage to reassess what further rehabilitation may be necessary.  In particular whether a Drug Treatment Programme is appropriate and, secondly, whether any form of violence prevention programme is also appropriate. In the meantime, he remains an undue risk.

This decision has been issued following consideration of parole in accordance with the provisions of an epidemic management notice issued by the Government on 30 March 2020 and in accordance with section 13A of the Parole Act 2002.  There has been a hearing conducted by a Panel Convenor and a Board Member.  All of the usual material has been considered and there has been a videoconference discussion involving the Board, the Offender, Counsel and Case Management.

Sir Ron Young