Sex offender skipped bail, has ties to Hamilton: OPP

A convicted sex offender who has multiple convictions for sexual assault with a weapon may be in Hamilton after he skipped out on bail, Ontario Provincial Police warn.

Daniel Kirkey, 55, wanted for breaching bail conditions

Ontario Provincial Police were searching for Daniel Kirkey, a Kirkland Lake man who was wanted for breaching his bail conditions. (Ontario Provincial Police)

A convicted sex offender who has multiple convictions for sexual assault with a weapon may be in Hamilton after breaching his bail conditions, Ontario Provincial Police warn.

Daniel Kirkey, 55, is wanted for failing to comply with a recognizance of bail. He has 16 criminal convictions, including five for sexual assault with a weapon, police say.

His last known address was in Kirkland Lake, Ont., near Timmins. Police say he left that area late last week.

Kirkey has contacts in the Hamilton and Niagara regions and may have travelled here, police say.

The OPP is warning Kirkey could pose a risk to public safety and is asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.