Child-sex tourist parolee moves to Penticton
Donald Bakker released Friday on 23 conditions
Mounties in Penticton, B.C., are alerting residents that Canada's first convicted child-sex tourist moved to the area after his recent release from prison.
Donald Bakker was released into the Lower Mainland on Friday but has since relocated to the Okanagan Valley community.
He was convicted in 2005 of sexually assaulting three B.C. sex trade workers and of committing sex crimes involving young girls in Cambodia.
"Bakker has been deemed a high risk to re-offend sexually and poses a risk to the safety of female children under the age of 18 years old and to female sex trade workers," police said in a written release.
Bakker is 48 years old, about five feet six inches tall and weighs around 155 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair, but his head is currently shaved.
He was released under strict conditions that include having no contact with sex trade workers; not possessing a computer capable of accessing the internet; having no contact with anyone under the age of 18; and staying from parks, pools and other public areas where persons under the age of 18 might be present.
Police are asking anyone who sees Bakker in any suspicious circumstances to contact the Penticton RCMP.