There are fears that one of the country's worst sex offenders will reoffend despite the unprecedented parole conditions surrounding his release.
Stewart Murray Wilson, dubbed the 'Beast of Blenheim', is to be released from Rolleston Prison in Christchurch on September 1.
His impending release has sparked fear in his sexual abuse victims with some 'fleeing the country,' the Sensible Sentencing Trust said.
Still considered a risk to young females, Wilson will live in a small stand-alone old state house transported to the grounds of Wanganui Prison, outside the secure fence.
The 65-year-old has spent 18 years in prison so far but Corrections is unable to keep him in any longer.
Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesperson Ruth Money told Breakfast she had no doubt the "absolute predator" would reoffend.
She said he has so far failed to take responsibility for the 23 crimes he has committed over a 25-year period and had not undergone rehabilitation in prison.
Money said his impending release has sparked fear in his sexual abuse victims.
"Understandably these ladies are absolutely petrified. They fear for their lives and what this guy has done to them," said Money
"We have spoken to the victims. Most of them are changing their identity and fleeing, absolutely fleeing the country and I totally understand why."
'We are doing everything we can' - Corrections
Corrections Department CEO Ray Smith said whether or not Wilson reoffends is ultimately up to him but remains confident in the strict conditions surrounding his release.
He said his parole conditions were the strictest he had seen in the last decade.
"There are many thousands of offenders who live in the community. Those people are responsible for the crimes they commit," said Smith.
"What I'm reassuring people about, with the NZ police, is that we are doing everything we can to ensure we put a safe plan around this person and we do that well."
Wilson cannot access the internet, own a car, leave the Wanganui District, get a job, attend any addiction support groups or churches, consume alcohol or drugs or contact his victims
If he does break the rules, he will be recalled to prison.
The Parole Board last month imposed an extended 10-year supervision order on Wilson and he will be 78 when his supervision ends in 2025.
Wilson has 23 crimes to his name including multiple counts of rape, bestiality, and ill-treatment of children.