Kamloops man faces dangerous offender declaration
A Kamloops, B.C., man with a history of sexual offenses in three provinces could be declared a dangerous offender, after pleading guilty to kidnapping and sexual assault.
Jack Froese, 32, became the subject of police manhunt in November 2011, after kidapping a woman from Crystal Blush adult boutique, where she was working alone. He knocked her to the ground, restrained her with duct tape and forced her into a stolen car.
She was found crying and shoeless five hours later, in the Westmount area of Kamloops, several kilometres from her workplace.
Froese pleaded guilty to sexual assault and kidnapping on Monday, and will be evaluated before sentencing.
The Crown is seeking dangerous offender or long term offender status, meaning Frose could be kept behind bars indefinitely — until he is no longer deemed a threat.
His lawyer, Jeremy Jensen, will try to dispute the designation.
"In Mr. Froese's best interest, a dangerous offender status is an indeterminate sentence, so typically they are contested."
Froese has several past convictions for sexual offenses, and was once arrested on the University of Saskatchewan campus with nylon rope, condoms and a list of female athletes.
With files from the CBC's Brady Strachan