Sex of­fender to live in Van­cou­ver

The Prince George Citizen - - News -

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.

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