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Sex offender to be released from prison

A public notice was issued yesterday on the release of a sex offender from Westgate prison on Monday.

Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Minister of Legal Affairs, said John O'Donald Fox would live in Devonshire.

Fox, 49, was convicted of sexual assault, assault occasioning bodily harm, burglary and intimidating a witness.

A ministry spokeswoman said: “Based on this and on other information received, the minister has determined that the Ministry of Education should be provided with information regarding this offender to ensure that relevant schools are notified about his impending release.”

She added that the minister had the power to issue information about sex offenders “who are considered to present a risk of significant harm to the health or safety of the public, an affected group of people, or an individual”.

The spokeswoman said: “In accordance with this power, the minister, after consulting with the Commissioner of Police, has determined the public should be notified of Mr Fox's release.”

To view the public notice, click on the PDF link under “Related Media”

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John O'Donald Fox (Photograph supplied)

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Published August 22, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated August 22, 2020 at 9:01 am)

Sex offender to be released from prison

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