Convicted rapist Stewart Murray Wilson is back in prison after he allegedly breached his parole conditions.
The Department of Corrections confirmed the man dubbed the Beast of Blenheim had been sent back to prison following allegations he had phoned someone he had been directed not to associate with.
Corrections Services assistant general manager Maria McDonald said the Parole Board successfully granted the Department of Corrections' application for an interim recall to prison this afternoon.
The board will consider whether or not a final order is made before the end of March.
"Corrections has been vigilantly monitoring this offender's compliance with his parole conditions and immediately made the application after it received information that led it to believe he had breached his parole conditions," said McDonald.
Corrections will also pursue legal action relating to this alleged breach through the courts.
Wilson was jailed for 21 years in 1996 after being convicted on 22 sex charges against women and children between 1971 and 1994.
He was released on August 29 into a self-care unit on Whanganui Prison land, before moving to a relocated home nearby.
His parole conditions are some of the strictest ever imposed in New Zealand.