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Sandeep Singh Dhadwal recently completed a five-year prison term for sexual assault. ((Calgary Police Service))

Calgary police are warning the public about a man they consider a high-risk offender who has a history of violently assaulting women and is now living in the area.

Sandeep Singh Dhadwal, 24, is free in the Calgary region but being monitored by the force's high-risk offender program as part of a conditional sentence order for breaking and entering. The order expires in November.

Dhadwal recently completed a five-year prison sentence for two counts of sexual assault, police said Tuesday.

"Dhadwal has a history of violently sexually assaulting women. He has attacked strangers in public and has committed offences with an accomplice," police said in a statement.

The force also warned that Dhadwal's danger level may increase if he is intoxicated from alcohol or drugs.

Dhadwal has a medium complexion, brown eyes and black hair; he weighs 179 pounds and is five feet, nine inches tall.

"The Calgary Police Service is issuing this information and warning after careful deliberation and consideration of all related issues, including privacy concerns, in the belief that it is clearly in the public interest to inform the members of the community," the police statement said.

The force said the warning is meant to allow people to take "precautionary measures and not to embark on any form of vigilante action."