1 NEWS has discovered a trail of documents that detail a close relationship between the ministry and Thompson and Clark.
Court orders preventing media from publishing these details have been lifted today revealing Colin Mitchell has convictions for rape dating back 45 years.
Describing itself as an educational and therapeutic men's retreat, WISE Guys provides shelter to many who would otherwise be homeless.
Martin Henry Lawes, 74, is alleged to have downloaded live sex shows involving young children from overseas.
Two of the six people involved in a series of kidnappings and assaults of a 19-year-old have today been sentenced to jail terms.