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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Halfway House Can Handle Violet Rapist, Says Police Chief

As an online petition against the release of a violent sex offender in the Saint John area continues to gather steam on Facebook, Police Chief Bill Reid wants to address the public outcry over the so-called Motorcycle Rapist living in our community.

The Chief tells CHSJ News Parole Services has an excellent track record of monitoring offenders. Further, an officer embedded in the halfway house will act as eyes and ears for the force and alert them immediately if something untoward happens.

Reid says while there's always the possibility someone could get up and walk out of the house unescorted, the team there has the right procedures in place and he feels comfortable they can handle the placement.