A convicted serial rapist whose release from prison last year prompted a public warning is back in police custody after reports of a man lurking outside a woman's bedroom window.
Keegan Troy Spearchief, 24, was arrested on Monday for failing to abide by the conditions of his probation and trespassing at night.
Spearchief was released from prison in March 7, 2008, after serving four years for multiple sexual attacks and break and enters. The Calgary police high-risk offender program monitored him under a peace bond that expired in March 2009.
At the time of his release, authorities warned that he "has a history of randomly selecting homes, breaking in and sexually assaulting women due to his uncontrolled sexual deviant behaviour."
At about 3 a.m. Monday, a man was seen peering into a bedroom window of a woman's home in the 2000 block of 42nd Street S.E., said police.
The woman's boyfriend went outside to investigate and scared the suspect away. He then discovered a cellphone and wallet on the ground near the bedroom window.
He called police and the couple returned to bed.
About two hours later, the same man was seen looking in the window.
When the boyfriend returned outside to confront him, the man asked for his phone and wallet back. The boyfriend refused and chased the man down the alley.
Police arrested Spearchief on Monday morning.
Failed to complete therapy
"This alleged activity was extremely worrying to us especially given the context of his prior convictions," said acting Sgt. Stephen Johnson of the high-risk offender program.
In June 2003, Spearchief sexually assaulted two women in separate attacks in Calgary. Three months later, he raped a 17-year-old girl who was home alone at knifepoint.
'The transition from doing well to not doing well at all ... can come very quickly and without a lot of warning.'—Acting Sgt. Stephen Johnson, Calgary Police Service
At 17, Spearchief became the first young offender in Canada sentenced as an adult under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
During his incarceration, Spearchief did not complete any court-recommended therapy, leading the National Parole Board to conclude he remained at risk of committing another serious offence.
Authorities noted that Spearchief's "danger level may be increased when he is intoxicated by alcohol and/or drugs."
Johnson said he met with Spearchief last week during a routine check-in.
"We check with him fairly regularly and unfortunately with some of these offenders, the transition from doing well to not doing well at all — as in this case — can come very quickly and without a lot of warning.