Former NSW minister Milton Orkopoulos in hospital after prison bashing

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Convicted child sex offender Milton Orkopoulos has been taken to hospital after being bashed in custody, The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) has reported.

The former NSW Labor Minister was found with head, body and leg injuries at Long Bay jail on Tuesday afternoon and was taken to Prince of Wales hospital. He remained there on Wednesday.

A NSW Police spokesperson told the SMH officers from the Eastern Beaches area command “are investigating” the assault at the Matraville correctional facility.

Milton Orkopoulos.

The 65-year-old is awaiting sentence on 26 charges after he was found guilty in April of sexually abusing four boys between 1993 and 2003. It is his second conviction for child sexual abuse.

He was previously convicted in 2008 of sexually abusing three other boys and supplying them with drugs between 1995 and 2006. He was jailed for a maximum of 13 years and eight months.

He is due to face court for sentencing proceedings on August 25.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald.

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