Canada-wide warrant issued for convicted sex offender missing from Vancouver halfway house

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      Update (September 14): The Vancouver Police Department announced that James Allan Pike was arrested in downtown Vancouver.

      A convicted sex offender is wanted after not returning to his Vancouver halfway house.

      James Allan Pike is a 46-year-old sex offender who is serving a long-term supervision order after a violent sexual assault in 2001.

      He had been living in a Vancouver halfway house but failed to return on September 11.

      As a result of his breach of conditions, Corrections Canada issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest.

      He is described as white, is 1.7-metres (five-feet, eight-inches) tall, and weighs 73 kilograms  (160 pounds). He has brown hair, blue eyes, and wears glasses.

      He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, and was carrying a large backpack.

      Anyone who sees him or knows his whereabouts is asked to immediately call 911, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

      In December 2011, the Vancouver Police Department had issued a public notification that he would be residing in Vancouver, stating that the Correctional Service of Canada assessed James Allan Pike as a high risk for re-offending violently and sexually, and posed a significant risk to the safety of adult females.

      In October 2012, Pike was released on parole in Prince George. However, a Canada-wide warrant was issued for him for failing to report to a community residential facility in Vancouver. He was located and arrested in Vancouver.