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Convicted sex offender asks not to be released

DDP/The Local · 31 Jul 2010, 14:39

Published: 31 Jul 2010 14:39 GMT+02:00

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The unnamed 53-year-old, convicted of multiple rape and bodily harm charges in the 1970's, reportedly attacked a photographer in the southern Hamburg district where he was living on Thursday. Hours later, local residents demonstrated against his presence.

Following the incident, police immediately found new housing for the man - the second time the man had been forced to move in the past few days.

The man from the southern state of Baden-Württemberg had been released in mid-July after a ruling by the higher regional court in Karlsruhe. On his own request, he was first housed in Bad Pyrmont in the state of Lower Saxony, and then moved to Hamburg.

According to the files, he expressly asked to be kept in prison in order to be prepared for his release. It is not yet clear why his request was ignored, the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper reported.

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Your comments about this article

16:43 July 31, 2010 by BR549
If it doesn't rub the lotion on the skin, it gets the hose again...Silence of the Lambs situation! Keep him there....
01:08 August 1, 2010 by Prufrock2010
Maybe the man knows more about his criminal proclivities than the system does, or maybe he's just hopelessly institutionalized. In any event, he should have been accommodated at least until a thorough psychiatric evaluation was performed on him. Statistically his chances of recidivist behavior are unacceptably high.
11:07 August 1, 2010 by ngwanem
respect his wishes please...
11:51 August 1, 2010 by hOU
Lose the key while you're at it.
13:46 August 1, 2010 by JohnnesKönig
Maybe he should fear what the people will do to him! Why are the rights of him more important than the rights of the rest of the world?!
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