‘Bala­clava rapist’ day pa­role ex­tended but tightly restricted: pa­role board


Newly re­leased doc­u­ments re­veal the pa­role board has been keep­ing a tight rein on the man known as the bala­clava rapist since he was granted day pa­role last year.

Larry Taka­hashi is serv­ing three life sen­tences af­ter plead­ing guilty to 14 charges in­volv­ing 23 vic­tims, al­though pa­role board doc­u­ments say he ad­mit­ted to have many more sex­ual as­sault vic­tims in Ed­mon­ton in the 1970s and 1980s.

The 64-year-old was granted day pa­role in Bri­tish Columbia last July af­ter serv­ing most of the last 30 years in prison and is liv­ing in a res­i­den­tial fa­cil­ity some­where in Metro Van­cou­ver.

While his day pa­role has been ex­tended for another six months, doc­u­ments say he hardly ven­tures out and when he does his move­ments are tightly restricted by his su­per­vi­sors.

The doc­u­ments also that po­lice are ac­tively in­volved in man­ag­ing his case.

The doc­u­ment say Taka­hashi did not leave his res­i­den­tial fa­cil­ity for six weeks af­ter his pa­role was granted be­cause of neg­a­tive me­dia at­ten­tion, and since then only leaves the fa­cil­ity es­corted for a few hours and doesn’t travel far.

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