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High-risk offender Jack Froese was charged with several offences, including assault, on Sunday in Calgary. ((Alberta Solicitor General))

A high-risk offender who was the subject of public warnings on Calgary university campuses has been arrested after a domestic dispute.

Jack Samuel Froese, 29, had completed a prison sentence of 3½ years in July 2008 for sexual assault with a weapon and uttering threats to cause death or harm.

Calgary police and officials at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal College issued public warnings upon his release that he had a history of violently sexually assaulting women.

On Sunday, Calgary police who responded to reports of a domestic dispute in the northwest neighbourhood of Country Hills found a woman suffering from minor injuries.

Froese was charged with assault, assault with a weapon, damage to property, uttering threats, and three counts of breaching his recognizance in connection with the incident.

In 2004, Froese was arrested after security guards on the University of Saskatchewan campus found him with nylon rope, telephone cords, condoms and a list of female athletes clipped from the school newspaper.

'Any time one of our high-risk offenders reoffends in any manner, it is of concern.'—Staff Sgt. Todd Zelensky

Further investigation led to Froese being charged with sexually assaulting a chambermaid, 19, at knifepoint at a Saskatoon hotel. He pleaded guilty in 2005.

Police said he had also previously sexually assaulted a woman who was known to him.

"Any time one of our high-risk offenders reoffends in any manner, it is of concern," said Calgary police Staff Sgt. Todd Zelensky on Monday.

"What we have to keep in mind in this case is that the offences occurred outside of his normal offence pattern, but again they still are of concern to us because they are very serious charges."

Froese is scheduled to appear in a Calgary court on Friday.