Don Michel BAKKER

Public Interest Notification – High Risk Sex Offender

Penticton

2012-06-04 11:33 PDT

The Penticton RCMP has issued a public interest warning under the Privacy Act of Canada regarding a dangerous sex offender who poses a high risk to re-offend.

Don Michel BAKKER was released from prison on May 31, 2012 in the Lower Mainland but has recently relocated to Penticton.

  • Don Michel BAKKER48 years old
  • Height 5’6″
  • Weight 155 lbs
  • Brown Eyes Brown Hair (currently shaved)

In 2005, BAKKER received a global 10 year sentence after being convicted of two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault and seven counts of invitation to sexual touching.

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.

BAKKER is currently subject to court ordered conditions including:

  • You shall have no contact with anyone under the age of 18.
  • You shall not attend a public park or public swimming area where persons under the age of 18 years are present or can reasonably be expected to be present, or a daycare center, school ground, playground, camping ground, trailer park or area where children under the age of 18 years are known to congregate.
  • You shall not be in any contact with any sex trade workers.
  • You are not to have any pornography or pornographic material in your possession or in your residence.
  • You shall not own, possess or access any personal computer or electronic devices inclusive of a cellular phone capable of accessing the internet.
  • You shall not possess any cameras, video cameras or devices capable of capturing visual images or audio recordings.
  • You are not to possess any weapons.
  • You shall not possess any tool or device that can be used for the purposes of restraint including duct tape, straps, rope or wire unless specifically required for on-site employment.
  • You shall not be outside your residence between the hours of 11:00 pm and 6:00 am daily except for the purposes of employment and with the prior written permission from the Bail Supervisor

Should anyone note any suspicious behaviour including, but not limited to a breach of the above conditions, please contact the Penticton RCMP Detachment at 250-492-4300.

Please direct media inquiries to:

Sgt. Rick DELLEBUUR
Media Relations Officer
Penticton RCMP
Office: 250-770-4715
Cell: 250-490-7835

Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Donald Bakker

Child-sex tourist Donald Bakker, convicted of abusing 7 girls, refused rehab programs in jail

Canada’s first convicted sex tourist, Donald Bakker, was released from jail Thursday and Vancouver police warned he is at high-risk to re-offend.

Const. Lindsey Houghton said the Correctional Service of Canada has assessed Don Michel Bakker, 48, “as a high risk to re-offend sexually.”

And he said Bakker is expected to remain in the City of Vancouver and “poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of female children under the age of 18 and female sex trade workers.”

Bakker, 48, was given a 10-year sentence in 2005 after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual

 

assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault and seven counts of invitation to sexual touching. That sentence was reduced to seven years because of the pre-trial time served in custody.

Bakker’s victims included three Vancouver women and seven girls aged seven to 12 in Cambodia.

The former hotel worker was released with a long list of conditions:

1)  He is forbidden from having contact with anyone under 18 and prohibited from going to parks, swimming areas, day-care centres, schools or schoolyards, playgrounds, camping ground trailer parks or any other areas where children may be present.

2)  Bakker is forbidden from having contact with sex-trade workers, possessing pornography and owning any electronic devices that are capable of accessing the internet.

3)  He can’t own or possess any cameras, video equipment or any device capable of capturing and recording images and/or audio.

4)  Bakker must not leave his residence between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. except for purposes of employment.

Police ask that anyone who sees Bakker violating of any of these conditions to call 911.

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