BOSTON (AP) – The brother of the man convicted of killing 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley will have strict probation conditions when he is released from prison next week, but he won’t have to wear a monitoring device for 30 days.

Robert Sicari has served 11 years in prison for the rape of a 10-year-old boy. He is to be released on Tuesday.

Prosecutors asked for strict conditions on his 5 years of probation, including a GPS monitoring system. But because Sicari does not yet have a place to live or a land line phone – requirements for a GPS tracking device – the anklet will not be put on him immediately. A judge allowed him 30 days to find housing and employment first.

He also must stay away from schools, parks and playgrounds, and must have no unsupervised contact with children under 16.

“For us, this is a paramount issue of child protection, and that is why we are doing all that we can to place further restrictions upon on the defendant upon his release,” Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said in a statement Thursday.

Robert Sicari, 27, is the brother of Salvatore Sicari, who was convicted of first-degree murder in the rape and murder of Curley in 1997.

Leone’s office tried to have Sicari civilly committed as a sexually dangerous person, but a state examiner found that Sicari did not meet the criteria for commitment.

Robert Sicari’s lawyer, Steve Weymouth, said Sicari, who committed the crime at 16, is very remorseful.

“He realizes what he did was awful. He basically had no family support or guidance, and was kicked out of his home at 15,” Weymouth said.


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