shane smith high risk offender

RCMP say Smith's victims included girls and boys ages four to 18 years old. (RCMP)

RCMP are warning the public that a high-risk offender has been released from custody and will be living in the Aylesford area of Nova Scotia.

Shane Smith, 36, is being released from Dorchester Penitentiary on Friday after completing a sentence for sexual assaults and other offences.

Smith has been assessed as a high-risk sexual offender, meaning he’s been deemed as being a high risk to reoffend, said RCMP.

His victims have included girls and boys ages four to 18 years old.

Smith will be on a number of conditions restricting any activity, including online, that involves contact with children under the age of 16. The conditions will last two years. 

He is also not allowed to be within 100 metres of any public park, public swimming area, daycare centre, school ground or community centre where one might reasonably expect children under the age of 16 to be present.

“This information is provided to alert members of the public of his presence in our community so they may take suitable precautionary measures,” said RCMP in a news release.

“RCMP are warning that any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct will not be tolerated.”