The RCMP has issued a warning about the release of a federal inmate with a history of sexual assault who “represents a significant risk to sexually offend against female children and poses a considerable threat to the community,” according to a press release sent out on Oct. 6.
Toby Jonathan Halfe was released from the Bowden Institution on Oct. 5, after completing his 44 month sentence for sexual assault, and will be residing in the St. Paul area. His past history includes sexually assaulting females, between the ages of three and 17, within the province of Alberta, according to the release.
Halfe is a 24-year-old aboriginal male, 5’9”, 189 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair.
His parole conditions forbid him to be in any area, such as a public park, public swimming area, school or community centre, where people under the age of 16 can be expected to be present. He is also forbidden from having contact, directly or indirectly, with any person under the age of 16 and forbidden from having or consuming alcohol or non-prescription drugs.
The RCMP press release also states that the intent of releasing the name is to enable people of the public to take suitable precautionary measures and not to embark on any kind of vigilante action. Anyone believing that a crime has been or is about to be committed is encouraged to call the police, and if the matter is urgent, to call 911 to report the location and circumstances of the possible crime, states the release.