23 Mar 2012

Long-serving paedophile still considered a risk

2:22 pm on 23 March 2012

A Parole Board report on one of the country's oldest jailed paedophiles says he still poses a very high reoffending risk and has little to no support.

Allan Kendrick Dean was sentenced to preventive detention in 1995 after touching a 13-year-old boy in a movie theatre in Porirua.

He had 13 previous convictions for similar behaviour, spanning four decades.

A Parole Board report issued on Friday says nothing has changed in the 75-year-old's case since he last was before the board a year ago.

His circle of support is said to have collapsed, psychologists are declining to recommend any rehabilitation, and he suffers from angina and hearing problems.

The board describes Dean as optimistic about those who are still in touch with him, but says it's not clear whether he still has support.