DISGUSTED former neighbours of a Satanist sex offender who abused young boys say they are relieved he is back in jail.
Residents on quiet Sunnybrow Avenue, in Billingham, battled to have Gary Dover-Afflick, 47, removed from their neighbourhood.
Dover-Afflick – whose vanishing act once triggered a nationwide manhunt – settled there after completing a jail sentence for blackmail, supplying drugs and indecent assault on vulnerable boys aged between nine and 14.
But today, the sadistic, Fagin-style sex offender – who gave rootless youngsters shelter in squats and flats, before giving them drugs, lecturing them about Satanism and keeping them in line with beatings and sexual assaults – is awaiting a lengthy jail sentence.
His latest court appearance, which revealed he was now of no fixed address, came after he pleaded guilty to flouting a court order meant to protect the public.