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.