A paedophile cult leader will be allowed to live in the community after he allegedly breached a strict court order by using the internet to communicate with his followers.
William Kamm, 73, has served two jail sentences totalling 15 and a half years for the sexual assault of two 15-year-old girls between 1993 and 1995 at the cult property near Nowra.
The self-proclaimed leader of the “Order of St Charbel”, who calls himself “Little Pebble”, preyed on the two female cult followers.
He told the teens they would be among his 12 “queens” and 72 “princesses” who would help him repopulate a “royal dynasty” after the second coming of Jesus.
The convicted paedophile was released on parole in 2014 but he was subjected to an extended supervision order.
The NSW Government argued he was at high risk of reoffending and his movements should be restricted under a three year supervision order, which was granted by the Supreme Court.
However, the disgraced religious figure was taken back into custody last month after he allegedly breached the strict orders for the second time.
Police arrested him on May 3 after he allegedly accessed a WordPress blog and deleted his browser history.
Under his supervision order, Kamm is required to be subject to electronic surveillance and prohibited from joining any social networking site without the court’s permission.
He was charged with four counts of failing to comply with an extended supervision order and failed in his initial bid for bail.
After seven weeks behind bars, the cult leader has made a second desperate attempt to be released from custody.
On Thursday, he faced the Supreme Court via audiovisual link wearing his prison greens and thick glasses.
His barrister Peter Lange argued there were “substantial weaknesses” in the allegations laid against the cult leader.
The court heard the four alleged breaches all related to his usage of the internet.
Mr Lange argued the risk to the community could be mitigated by prohibiting Kamm from possessing a smartphone or any device which would access the internet.
Justice Peter Garling agreed to the proposal and granted him bail to live at a Sydney address.
The court heard the ageing doomsday prophet’s supervision order is not due to expire until 2025.
He admitted to breaching the strict conditions of his supervision order for the first time in November 2022. He had spent more than a year behind bars as a result of the breach.
Kamm ran the Order of St Charbel cult on the NSW south coast until 2005 when he was jailed for sexually abusing an underage follower.
The fringe religious sect was founded in the 1990s and centred on his claims he could communicate directly with God and the Virgin Mary.