Police warn high-risk sex offender and convicted child abductor living in Vancouver

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      Vancouver police issued a public alert today (November 8) that a high-risk federal offender with a history of physical and sexual assault against young boys has taken up residence in the city.

      Randall Peter Hopley, who is 53 years old, had been convicted of abduction of person younger than 14 years of age, sexual assault, assault, and breaking-and-entering.

      He received a six-year sentence in 2013 for kidnapping three-year-old Kienan Hebert from his home in Sparwood, B.C., in the early hours of September 7, 2011.

      Hopley had pleaded guilty and CBC News reported in July 2012 that Hopley stated in court that he abducted Hebert in an act of revenge upon the justice system.

      CTV News reported in September 2011 that he had been arrested while squatting in a cabin in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, which he had filled with children's items and sexual paraphernalia and built a room that could be locked from the outside.

      Hopley had previously been convicted in 1985 for sexually assaulting a boy and was sentenced to two years in prison.

      As Hopley has completed his most recent sentence, he has been released but has a 10-year longterm supervision order due to risk factors.

      According to a Correctional Service of Canada assessment, Hopley is at high risk for violent and sexual re-offending.

      He is described as a white male with brown hair and hazel eyes who is 175 centimetres (five-feet, nine-inches), weighs 68 kilograms (150 pounds). He often has a beard.

      His conditions include:

      • he cannot be in, near, or around places where children under the age of 16 are likely to congregate (such as elementary and secondary schools, parks, swimming pools, and recreational centres) unless accompanied by an adult approved in writing by his parole supervisor;
      • he cannot be in the presence of any children under the age of 16 unless accompanied by a responsible adult who knows his criminal history, and has been previously approved in writing by his parole supervisor;
      • he must abide by daily curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

      Anyone who sees Hopley in violation of any of these conditions is asked to call 911 immediately.

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