Video testimony of a woman involved with sexual sadist Don Bakker will be used to support the B.C. Crown's bid for a peace bond designed to prevent the notorious sex tourist from harming others, court heard Friday.
But the four-day court date won't take place until February, leaving Bakker to live in Abbotsford under conditions imposed when he was released from jail earlier this year.
Bakker is the first person convicted under Canada's sex-tourism laws for the sexual assault in Asia of seven Cambodian girls, aged 7 to 12.
He had also been found guilty of sexually assaulting three adult Vancouver prostitutes.
Bakker wasn't present at his brief pre-trial conference in Vancouver provincial court on Friday, but Crown prosecutor Brendan McCabe said Crown will ask the court to impose restrictions against Bakker under Sec. 810.2 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
The so-called peace bond is applied for by the Crown on behalf of an individual called an "informant," someone who fears "serious personal harm," - as opposed to a restraining order that is applied for in a civil court by the individual herself.
McCabe told court the Crown expected to call two psychologists who are familiar with Bakker, two parole officers and play the video testimony of one female informant, "who fears he [Bakker] is at risk of committing a serious personal offence."
Crown also expects to replay video of Bakker's sexual assaults against the three B.C. victims.
McCabe noted this type of hearing allows hearsay evidence of the informant.
The Sec. 810 application hearing is set for Feb. 25-28.
A peace bond can order an individual to be of good behaviour, impose restrictions including bans on weapons, drugs and alcohol, order the offender to check in with police and undergo treatment and electronic monitoring.
Violating a condition is a criminal offence, punishable by jail.
Bakker's lawyer Derek Birch on said his client couldn't attend the hearing because he was living in a halfway house in Abbotsford and didn't have a car.
Bakker settled in Abbotsford in August after being released from jail after serving his seven-year term for sexual assaults, to which he pleaded guilty in 2004.
Abbotsford police warned the public of his practice of picking up the most vulnerable and "dope-sick" street workers and videotaping himself abusing them.
Bakker's current conditions include an 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, a ban on contact with sex-trade workers or children and possessing a computer, video or still camera, Internet device or restraining devices.