Police warn of high-risk sex offender living in Vancouver

Aug 29 2016, 7:49 pm

A sex offender who’s considered high-risk to the safety of the public is now living in Vancouver, warns the Vancouver Police Department.

Michael Wayne Carpenter is currently serving a 10 year long-term supervision order after he was convicted of three counts of sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

He’s a particular risk to the safety of vulnerable women, as well as teens and young girls, and he’s living in a halfway house in Vancouver.

The police say that “compelling” circumstances exist in Carpenter’s case that have led them to issue the warning.

Carpenter is white, 5’9″ tall, weighing 180 pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He has a strict set of conditions that he needs to follow with his long term supervision order, such as:

  • No buying, drinking, or possessing alcohol
  • No buying, consuming, or possessing drugs
  • No owning or possessing a computer or any device that allows access to the internet
  • No being in the presence of young girls under the age of 18, except for certain conditions
  • No purchasing, possessing, or accessing pornography
  • Reporting all friendships, sexual relationships, and intimate relationships with women
  • No contact with certain people
  • No going to Kamloops
  • No entering hotels, motels, rooming houses, SROs, private residences, or cars
  • Residing at the halfway house
  • Must abide by a curfew

If you witness Carpenter breaking any of these conditions, you’re asked to phone 9-1-1 immediately.

Image: VPD

Image: VPD