By Rosie Taylor
12 July 2013
Sidney Cooke gang paedophile jailed for his part in rape and killing of boy, 14, is back behind bars after inviting children into his home
Robert Oliver, 58, spent eight years in prison after the 1985 killing
Part of gang led by Sidney Cooke which killed boy, 14, in homosexual orgy
He was jailed again today for three years for letting children into his home
Paedophile : Karl Curtis, aka Robert Oliver, breached an order banning him from having children in his home
One of Britain's most notorious paedophiles was jailed again today for inviting children into his home.
Robert Oliver, 58, was part of a gang led by Sidney Cooke which raped and killed a teenage boy in 1985.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his part in the killing of 14-year-old Jason Swift but was released in 1997 after serving just eight years.
Oliver, who has changed his name to Karl Curtis, was arrested again last month for breaching a court order banning him from letting children into his home.
Families living on the same street in Maidstone , Kent, had unwittingly befriended the paedophile and let their children visit the bungalow he shared with his male partner.
But one father became suspicious and after searching online he discovered Oliver's history.
Kent Police were called and he was arrested on June 7 for breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order imposed two years ago.
He pleaded guilty to two breaches of the order on June 12 and was remanded in custody at HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey , Kent.
He admitted a further two charges when he appeared before Maidstone Crown Court today where he was jailed for three years by Judge Michael Carroll.
Release: Oliver, pictured leaving prison in 1997, previously served eight years of a 15-year sentence for his part in the rape and murder of Jason Swift, 14
Driven out: Oliver moved away from Somerset after angry local people started protests outside his home
Two of the offences were committed on June 4, one on June 6 and another on May 15 this year.
On one occasion Oliver gave a birthday card to a child, while another time he allowed a boy whose mother was visiting him to use the toilet in his bungalow.
Evil: Fairground worker Sidney Cooke was jailed for killing the teenage boy during a homosexual orgy
The offences on June 4 related to two children knocking on his door as their mother was inside his home having a cup of tea.
Detective Constable Victoria Rixon, from Kent Police, said: 'Karl Curtis has a long offending history and is therefore a registered sex offender, and is also subject to a sex offender prevention order.
'We rigorously enforce these orders and within 24 hours of receiving information suggesting Curtis had breached his order he was arrested and has remained in prison ever since.
'He will now serve three years in prison, and when he is released will face the same close monitoring.'
Oliver was part of a gang called the Dirty Dozen who drugged and raped boys at orgies in the 1980s.
They are feared to have taken the lives of up to 25 youngsters.
Oliver is thought to have been living in Kent for more than five years after being driven out of former home in Somerset by an angry crowd.
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Mark Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom, 4 months ago
What a farcical pile of rubbish our so called legal system is when human vermin like this are let loose after such foul deeds. All too often these vile scum revert back to their sick and twisted ways, and it is our children that are put at risk. Lock them up or put them to death, and stuff their "human rights".
mentaloriental, Lincoln, United Kingdom, 4 months ago
He along with Sidney Cooke were part of a gang called the Dirty Dozen. What happened to the other ten? Are they also living in other unsuspecting communities?
T42, Preston, United Kingdom, 4 months ago
I many years ago having been a Prison Officer said to a thing like this who was due for release after years of therapy : "Will you re offend ? " He said " Technically, no, because I wont get caught." I reported this thinking his release would be stopped, but no, he left smiling.
ladyglencairn, Ontario, 4 months ago
The people responsible for allowing these monsters back on the streets to commit, once again these heinous crimes, must be held accountable, and charged as an accessory after the fact. That should make them think twice.
Mondays Child, Jakarta, Indonesia, 4 months ago
Switch Roles - Judges determine the guilt and the Juries determine the appropriate sentence. That's the type of Justice that decent, law-abiding citizens want.
snoopy, Norwich, 4 months ago
The 'experts' who let him out to attack kids again KNOW that he is a mortal danger to children and cannot be 'cured'...They let him out because they simply do not care about children or justice or what crimes he will commit when freed and they want to send a message to all good people that paedos rights to molest and kill are more important than ours or our children's right to live in safety from them and that we will HAVE to live next door to these monsters whether we like it or not.
commentcauseica, neverland, Åland Islands, 4 months ago
Send him to live with the Europeanhuman rights judges and their families .
Ian, Southport, 4 months ago
Disgusting. We need to know that filth like this does not ever see daylight again. And the judges let it out ? We need regime change.
Blondie, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom, 4 months ago
I could cry. Anyone who remembers the details of the original case will feel sick to think that this monster is still breathing. I will never forget reading about how tears were running down the face of Jason as they horrificaly sexually tortured him.
PANAGRACE, BRUXELLES, Belgium, 4 months ago
Life inside for him and all his kind, that is if you do not have the courage to execute them. All other criminals can be reformed, but this group, no.