Police in Ottawa have arrested a convicted sex offender who was on the run for almost a year.
Brook Makara, 33, who is originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., was wanted as part of the RCMP’s Project Condor after he failed to report to his parole officer on Nov. 14, 2012.
A Canada-wide warrant was later issued for his arrest and he was believed to be in either Ontario or Quebec. He was arrested in Ottawa on Oct. 25.
Makara has a lengthy criminal record that includes convictions for sexual assault, forcible confinement and assault with use of force, police say.
Police believe he is at a high risk to reoffend.
Makara also goes by names like Brook Otis Makara, Jim Makara, Otis Brook Makara, Otis Brook Parkinson, Brook Otis Parkinson and Ryan Toms.
Due to his criminal record, Makara is subject to a long-term offender supervision order that lasts five years. He appealed that decision to the Supreme Court of Canada, but lost.
In November 2012, Makara also appealed a conviction of threatening a Gatineau prison guard. He won that ruling.