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Police warn of high-risk sex offender and convicted rapist living in Vancouver

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DH Vancouver Staff Aug 16, 2016 3:39 am

Police have released a statement warning the public that a high-risk sex offender is moving to Vancouver after he was granted day parole.

Larry Takahashi is serving a life sentence for multiple counts of rape, aggravated sexual assault, disguise with intent, forcible confinement, and sexual assault with a weapon.

The Parole Board of Canada said in July that he is moderate to high-risk for sexual and violent reoffending, and that he poses a significant threat to teen girls and women.

Takahashi is described by police as a 63-year-old Asian man, 5’9″ tall, 154 pounds, with short, grey hair and brown eyes. He also wears prescription eyeglasses.

Many conditions are set for Takahashi’s day parole, including:

  • No consumption, purchasing, or possession of alcohol;
  • No consumption, purchasing, or possession of drugs other than prescribed and over-the-counter medication;
  • Mandatory participation in a treatment program for sexual deviancy;
  • No purchasing, acquiring, possessing or accessing porn or sexually explicit materials;
  • No contacting his victims or their families, whether directly or indirectly;
  • No going near universities or colleges without written permission from his parole supervisor;
  • No breaking a set curfew from 9 pm to 6 am;
  • No picking up female passengers while driving;
  • No owning or possessing a computer or any device that allows him to access the internet;
  • All sexual and non-sexual relationships with women must be reported to the parole supervisor.

If you witness Takahashi violating any part of his parole, you’re asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.


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DH Vancouver Staff
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