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Milton Orkopoulos pleads not guilty to breaching parole




Former Labor MP Milton Orkopoulos has pleaded not guilty to breaching his parole conditions within weeks of walking from Sydney’s notorious Long Bay prison.

The disgraced politician did not appear before Waverley Local Court on Wednesday when his matter was mentioned, and neither did his lawyer.

But the court confirmed “not guilty” pleas to charges laid by police at the end of his decade-long stint behind bars for child sexual abuse.

Orkopoulos, in 2008, was locked up for 11-and-a-half years after he was convicted of 30 child sex, drug and child porn offences.

Former Labor MP Milton Orkopoulos has pleaded not guilty to breaching his parole conditions.

He was paroled in December and placed on the child protection register but, just one month later, was charged by police after allegedly setting up an Instagram account to follow soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Officers allege he failed to advise them within the required seven days and allegedly spoke briefly with a child over the phone – both could constitute breaches of his release orders.

In February, the 62-year-old was arrested again and charged with three counts of failing to comply with reporting restrictions after allegedly using another man’s phone that was connected to the internet to call his sister.

He previously indicated he would fight all five charges.

Later this month Central Local Court will formally set a single hearing over two days for the breaches. That hearing will likely take place in December.

But those matters are not the biggest legal battle facing the former politician.

Last month, while in custody, he was hit with fresh child sex allegations dating back to the 1990s.

RELATED: Milton Orkopoulos to face court on 15 new child sex abuse offences.

Police allege Orkopoulos sexually and indecently assaulted two juvenile boys known to him on separate occasions in the 1990s at locations in Lake Macquarie and on the NSW mid-north coast.

He was charged with 15 offences including aggravated indecent assault with person under 16 years of age, committing an act of indecency with person under 16 years, aggravated sexual assault and three counts of causing a child aged under 14 to participate in child prostitution.

These fresh child sexual abuse allegations will next be before a court in August.

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