Abbotsford gets Penticton's sex tourist
Aug 3, 2012 / 8:35 pm
Police are warning the public that a high-profile sex offender known as Canada's first convicted sex tourist has moved into the Abbotsford, east of Vancouver.
Abbotsford police have given residents a photo and physical description of 48-year-old Don Bakker, as well as a map of the area surrounding his current home.
Bakker was released from jail earlier this year after being convicted of 10 sex charges in 2005. He was living in Penticton before becoming homeless and breaking his release conditions.
His victims included three Vancouver women and seven girls aged seven to 12 in Cambodia.
Bakker is considered a high risk to reoffend, but was released with conditions including no contact with anyone under the age of 18, no contact with sex-trade workers, and not to possess any electronic device that connects to the Internet.
Police say anyone who sees Bakker violate his conditions should immediately notify the authorities.
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