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High-risk offender living in Vancouver poses ‘significant harm to the safety of young boys’

Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 at 11:16 pm MST

Randall Hopley (Vancouver Police)
Summary

The man convicted of abducting a three-year-old boy in Sparwood more than seven years ago is now living in Vancouver


Vancouver police have issued a public warning because they believe he's a high risk to re-offend


VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The man convicted of abducting a three-year-old boy in Sparwood more than seven years ago is now living in Vancouver.

Vancouver police have issued a warning, noting he poses a “risk of significant harm to the safety of young boys.”

Police say Randall Peter Hopley has been convicted of abducting of a person under the age of 14, sexual assault, assault, and break-and-enters.

He also received a six-year sentence for abducting a three-year-old boy from his home back in Sparwood in 2011.

“Although Hopley has fully completed his sentence and has been released, he is bound by a 10-year long-term supervision order to help manage his risk factor,” read a release from police.

The 53-year-old has to abide by several conditions, including not being near places where children under 16 might be.

He’s also not allowed to be in the presence of anyone under 16 unless there’s an adult present that knows his criminal history and has been approved by his parole supervisor.

Hopley must also follow a daily curfew from 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

-With files from Marcella Bernardo