Graham Capill considered for early release

By 3news.co.nz staff

Graham Capill, former head of the Christian Heritage Party and convicted sex offender, could soon be a free man.

He will appear before the Parole Board this month – three months earlier than normal – after completing the Kia Marama child sex offenders programme.

Capill was convicted in 2005 of sexual offences against three young girls, dating back to the early 1990s, soon after he became leader of the Christian Heritage Party.

The party was disbanded in 2006 following Capill's conviction. Capill had not been the party's leader since 2002, but was still closely associated with the party.

He was last declined parole in September last year. The board noted at the time he was drug-free and well-behaved, but "not a well man".

His sentence ends in June 2014.

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