High-risk sex offender disappears from Vancouver halfway house

Tony Okanase walked away from a facility on the same day he had been released from Mountain Institution

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      Update: Tony Okanase was arrested in the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood on August 13. More information is available here.

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      A Canadawide warrant has been issued for a high-risk sex offender.

      Tony Okanase, 39, walked away from his Vancouver halfway house on August 12—the same day he was released from Mountain Institution.

      According to Vancouver police, he has a "history of violent sexual offences against strangers dating back to 2003".

      Okanase has a tattoo of a maple leaf and stars and stripes on his right forearm, another tattoo of a bearpaw on his chest, and various symbols tattooed into his neck.

      He's 6' and 190 pounds with short black hear and brown eyes.

      Anyone who sees him is asked to call 9-1-1.