Sex offender to live in Vancouver
VANCOUER (CP) — Vancouver police have issued a public warning about a high-risk offender moving into the city who was at the centre of a high-profile abduction case in 2011.
Police say Randall Hopley, 53, still poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of young boys.
Hopley has served his entire six-year sentence
for breaking into a home in Sparwood, B.C., in September 2011 and abducting a three-year-old boy only to return him four days later physically unharmed.
A National Parole Board decision released to The Canadian Press on Thursday says Hopley continues to be assessed as a high risk for sexual
offending against children.
Hopley pleaded guilty in 2013 to abducting the sleeping boy from a second-floor bedroom in his family’s home.
Hopley will be living in a residential correctional facility, the location of which is confidential.
His sentence expires Nov. 12.