DORSET’S Police and Crime Commissioner has invited a mum and her two daughters to meet with him after hearing of their plight.

As reported in the Daily Echo, the girls - who are the victims of abuse by their mother’s ex-partner - have been left terrified after learning the paedophile is soon to be released from prison.

He has served half of a nine-year sentence and will be released on licence in the coming weeks.

He could even be moved back into his former community, despite knowing which schools the girls attend, the family say.

The girls’ mum told the Echo she feels the family have been badly let down by the “crazy system” in the UK, which she feels is “weighted against victims”.

“This man knows how to find us through schools, activities and places we go, even though we have tried to change our movements for our own security,” she said.

After learning of the case, Mr Underhill said he would urge the family to attend one of his victims’ surgeries to discuss any issues directly with him.

During the surgeries, Mr Underhill meets residents face to face and in confidence to hear of their concerns and try to help resolve any problems or issues they have about policing, crime or community safety issues.

The workshops are held each month at a range of venues around the county.

A spokesperson from the Ministry of Justice said victims have a statutory right to make representations about an offender’s licence conditions, including exclusion zones and non-contact requirements.

“Public protection is our top priority.

“Sex offenders on licence are robustly risk assessed and are subject to a strict set of conditions,” the spokesperson said.

“They are supervised by multi agency public protection arrangements, or MAPPA, and any offender who fails to comply with their licence conditions can be immediately returned to prison.”

Tough checks and a range of legislative measures are also available to the police through the sex offenders’ register, the spokesperson added.