RCMP in Red Deer say a high-risk violent sex offender has been arrested after he allegedly breached conditions of his release.

Dean Zimmerman, 47, turned himself in to Red Deer RCMP officers at about 8:50 a.m. Sunday. He was then arrested on outstanding Canada-wide warrants and taken into custody without further incident.

Zimmerman was released earlier this year after having been convicted of several violent crimes, including sexual assault in 1998 and sexual assault with a weapon and forcible confinement in 2006.

He will appear before a justice of the peace Sunday.

Red Deer RCMP are thanking the public for their assistance, which they say resulted in Zimmerman's arrest.