New banning order for paedophile

A paedophile who refuses to be placed under social worker supervision pending the outcome of an appeal has been ordered to leave the Utrecht district of Heuvelrug.

Local mayor Frits Naafs imposed the ban because of fears that Sytze van der Velde will reoffend, the Volkskrant reports on Tuesday.
Van der Velde has three convictions for abusing young boys and is currently appealing against a five-year supervision order. Until that appeal process has been completed, Van der Velde cannot be put under the control of social workers.
A banning order imposed in Eindhoven in October was overturned by judge who ruled the threat of social unrest and revenge attacks against Van der Velde is not enough to support a ban, nor are fears that he may offend again.
In the new banning order, Naafs said he had information to suggest that Van der Velde had contacted local mental health services saying he felt ‘cornered’. Social workers suggest ‘the situation you now find yourself in, out of sight, without treatment and drifting from place to place makes the chance of reoffending all the more likely,’ Naafs said.
Van der Velde told the Volkskrant by telephone he wants home affairs minister Guusje ter Horst to get involved and find a solution. He also accused the mental health services of breaking confidentiality agreements by informing the mayor about his position.

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