ABBOTSFORD (NEWS1130) – Abbotsford Police are taking the unusual step of telling you the neighbourhood where a convicted sex offender is living, in the interest of public safety.
Cst. Ian MacDonald says they’re not giving out Don Michel Bakker’s exact address.

“The boundary would be George Ferguson Way to the north, Old Yale road to the south, Highway 11 bypass to the east and Gladys Avenue to the west.”

MacDonald says many people have called them since learning Bakker had moved to the community. “We feel it’s necessary to give folks, and we’ve heard from a lot of them, some sense of where, not specifically by address, but in a general sense, where Mr. Bakker will be residing.”

Bakker has recently finished serving seven years for abusing young girls abroad in Cambodia, and has also been convicted of viciously attacking three women in Vancouver’s sex trade.

He was the first person convicted under Canada’s sex tourism law.