Vancouver police arrest high-risk sex offender in Downtown Eastside

Jul 8 2019, 7:44 pm

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A federal sex offender who failed to return to his halfway house last week has been arrested by Vancouver Police.

Just before midnight on July 7, two uniformed officers noticed Jonathan Cardinal walking in the Downtown Eastside.

At first, police say Cardinal provided them with a false name, but he was arrested shortly after the officers discovered his identity.

Cardinal, 29, is considered a high-risk sex offender currently serving a long-term supervisory order following two violent sexual assaults in 2010.

Cardinal is now in custody.

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