It has been announced a rapist who was released from a ten-year prison sentence earlier this year has been housed in Midlothian.
Robert Greens, 33, was convicted for the 2005 rape of a 19-year-old Dutch student near Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian. The victim was left so badly injured witnesses thought she had been in a car crash.
On Monday, police announced he had been moved to Midlothian, where he is from.
It comes after residents in Dalkeith protested in February just a week after Greens was released from prison. They said they had seen him in the town and did not want him to live there.
Authorities moved Greens to Edinburgh after the protest but have since announced he has been moved back. They said he was tagged and his movements are restricted.
The Multi Agency Public Protection Panel, who monitor sex offenders on their release, said Midlothian is "Robert Greens’ permanent home".
Detective Superintendent Alan Crawford said: "The agencies responsible for the management of sex offenders in the local community under MAPPA (Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements) can confirm that Robert Greens has been rehoused in Midlothian.
"We want to assure the public that their safety is paramount and robust procedures are in place to manage Robert Greens' return to the community.
"We fully understand the concerns of the public and hope that by providing information and explaining the measures in place to help protect them, we can allay some of these concerns. This decision has been taken to meet the exceptionally high level of interest from the public and media in this specific individual.
"Robert Greens is from Midlothian and as such local agencies have the responsibility by law to manage him on his release from prison. Extensive research and reviews by experts have shown clearly that provision of stable housing, access to support networks and effective monitoring are key ways to minimise the risks posed by sex offenders.
"Decisions regarding changes to Robert Greens' management are made after careful consideration of the detailed risk assessments by those involved in MAPPA which includes experts and professionals from the local authority, the police and health.
"Robert Greens is subject to monitoring and is electronically tagged which restricts his movements. We will not be releasing specific information regarding these arrangements."
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