Convicted Sex Offender Can't Find a Home
Convicted sex offender Don Bakker will appear in Vancouver provincial court Wednesday July 18th to face two counts of Breach.
Bakker turned himself in to Penticton RCMP on July 13th after failing to find accommodation for himself.
Sgt Rick Delleburr with the Penticton RCMP says that Bakker, who is considered a high risk to re-offend, was forced to leave his parents home June 19th and has been unable to find long term housing.
Efforts by Community Corrections to find a suitable long term residence in Penticton for the 48 year old have been unsuccessful so to avoid breaching his curfew Bakker turned himself in to police.
Bakker was convicted in 2005 of two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm and seven counts of invitation to sexual touching and was given a ten year jail sentence.
He is also the first Canadian to be charged with sex tourism.
Two of Bakker's conditions include having an approved residence and to obey an 11 PM curfew.
Anita Sthankiya -Penticton