Sex offender who poses "significant risk" to women to reside in Vancouver

Jun 18 2020, 3:03 pm

Vancouver police are warning the public of a high-risk sex offender who will be residing in Vancouver.

According to a release, Frank William Skani poses a “significant risk” to women in the community.

Skani is a federal offender who is serving a 10-year, long-term supervision order for several offences including sexual assault with a weapon, sexual assault, forcible confinement, break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime, and theft of credit card.

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Frank William Skani/ VPD

Skani is described as a 42-year-old man who is  5’9” tall, 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has a Harley Davidson/Angel tattoo on his chest and additional tattoos on his right upper arm and forearms.

Police say he also uses the following aliases: Jason Christopher Atkinson, Jason Christopher Skani, Frank William Skanie, William Frank, and Frankie William.

Correctional Service of Canada has assessed Skani as high risk for sexual recidivism.

His supervision order includes the following conditions:

  • To reside at a supervised Correctional Residential Facility
  • Not to consume, purchase or possess alcohol
  • Not to consume, purchase, or possess drugs other than prescribed medication
  • Report all relationships with females to the parole officer
  • Not to purchase, acquire, possess, or access pornography or sexually explicit material
  • Not to own, use, or possess a computer or device that would allow unsupervised access to the internet
  • Not to be in the company of sex trade workers or in the area of sex trade workers,
  • Not to have inappropriate physical contact with any female, including but not limited to brushing up against females and/or unwanted touching,
  • Not to enter any private dwelling or places included but not limited to, hotels, motels, rooming houses, single room occupancy residences, or private residential dwellings without prior consent of parole officer
  • Not to be in the presence of any female person under the age of 16

VPD asks anyone witnessing Frank Skani in violation of any of these conditions is asked to call 9-1-1.