Keegan Spearchief, violent sex offender, released from prison
Lethbridge police believe there is a risk of significant harm to public health and safety
A warning has been issued about the release of violent high-risk sex offender Keegan Spearchief.
The 28-year-old has been convicted of multiple assaults, break-ins, voyeurism and sexual assault.
"There is a risk of significant harm to the health and safety of the public, and in particular, adult females," said RCMP in a release.
Lethbridge police say Spearchief is currently living in the southern Alberta city.
He is bound by numerous conditions including a daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. MT and he is not allowed to possess or consume alcohol.
But Spearchief has a long history of breaching his probation orders.
At 17, Spearchief became the first young offender in Canada sentenced as an adult under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
In June 2003, Spearchief sexually assaulted two women in separate attacks in Calgary. Three months later, he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl at knife-point.
Spearchief was released from prison in 2008 after serving four years for multiple sex attacks and break and enters.
He was arrested again in 2010 in Calgary and later served more than two years at the Grande Cache Institution, where he was released from last Friday.
Officials say the warning was issued after careful deliberation and consideration of all related issues, including privacy concerns.
- A previous version of this story said Spearchief was living on the Blood Tribe reserve, but Lethbridge police now claim he is residing in the southern Alberta city.Jan 21, 2014 7:37 PM MT