Saturday, January 06, 2007

High risk sex offender released

CONCERN has been raised over the early release of a high-risk sex offender from the Borders.

Alexander Maben was freed after serving two-thirds of a seven-year sentence.

The 43-year-old was part of a three-man gang who abused a vulnerable young woman in Newtown St Boswells.

The trio were convicted in 2002.

Maben has been assessed as being a very high reoffending risk and a medium risk of violent reoffending.

His unwillingness to take part in a rehabilitation programme extended his prison term.

How can it only be extended? He took part in a sexual assault and has refused to be rehabilitated. Why wasn’t he made to stay in prison for his full sentence?

No wonder crime is out of control when we are letting people like this guy off when they should be in prison.

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