Po­lice warn pub­lic about no­to­ri­ous child ab­duc­tor Ho­p­ley liv­ing in Van­cou­ver

The Province - - NEWS - SCOTT BROWN

Con­victed child ab­duc­tor Ran­dall Peter Ho­p­ley is liv­ing in Van­cou­ver and po­lice are warn­ing the pub­lic that they be­lieve he poses a risk of sig­nif­i­cant harm to the safety of young boys.

In 2011, the 53-year-old Ho­p­ley snatched sleep­ing three-year-old Kienan He­bert from a sec­ond-floor bed­room in Spar­wood. He kept the child for four days be­fore re­turn­ing him phys­i­cally un­harmed af­ter He­bert’s par­ents made a pub­lic plea.

Ho­p­ley, who had pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for ab­duc­tion of a per­son un­der the age of 14, sex­ual as­sault, as­sault and break-and-en­ters, re­ceived a six-year sen­tence for the Spar­wood ab­duc­tion.

Van­cou­ver po­lice say the Cor­rec­tional Ser­vice of Canada has as­sessed Ho­p­ley as a high risk for vi­o­lent and sex­ual re-of­fend­ing. Al­though he has com­pleted his sen­tence and has been re­leased, Ho­p­ley is bound by a 10-year long-term su­per­vi­sion or­der.

Ho­p­ley, who is 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes, must abide by sev­eral con­di­tions:

■ Not to be in, near or around places where chil­dren un­der the age of 16 are likely to con­gre­gate, such as el­e­men­tary and sec­ondary schools, parks, swim­ming pools and recre­ational cen­tres, un­less ac­com­pa­nied by an adult pre­vi­ously ap­proved in writ­ing by his pa­role su­per­vi­sor.

■Not to be in the pres­ence of any chil­dren un­der the age of 16 un­less ac­com­pa­nied by a re­spon­si­ble adult who knows his crim­i­nal his­tory, and has been pre­vi­ously ap­proved in writ­ing by his pa­role su­per­vi­sor.

■ Abide by a daily cur­few from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

— CP FILES

Child ab­duc­tor Ran­dall Peter Ho­p­ley, shown in 2011, is liv­ing in Van­cou­ver and poses a risk of sig­nif­i­cant harm to the safety of young boys, po­lice say.

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