Abbotsford Police are warning the public a sex offender with a history of violating probation is coming to live in the community.
Adrian Julian Wilson, 34, has a criminal record of robberies and sex-related offenses against adult women and men, and is considered a high risk to re-offend, said Const. Ian MacDonald.
The APD warning is based on the nature of the previous offences and because Wilson has repeatedly violated probation and court ordered conditions in the past, said MacDonald.
"He has demonstrated an unwillingness to abide by previous conditions and been sentenced for breach twice in the past few years," he said.
Wilson was convicted of sexual assault and robbery following an attack on an elderly couple in 2002.
He hijacked a motor home on the Island Highway near Courtenay and sexually assaulted the 72-year-old woman.
The victim's partner managed to flag down help when the motor home reached Courtenay.
Comox Valley RCMP issued a public warning following his release from prison in December 2011.
At the time, Wilson did media interviews suggesting he had reformed, but he was arrested again in January for violating his conditions and sentenced to another four months behind bars.
Within hours of his release in April 2012, he was arrested for breach and sentenced to more than a year in prison.
The APD issues public notifications about offenders only in "extraordinary circumstances", said MacDonald.
"It's always a balance between individual and community rights," he said.
"It's always looked at in a case-by-case basis and only done if we feel public safety concerns outweigh individual rights."
The subject of a public warning is always informed of the public notifications in advance, he added.
Wilson is five feet six inches tall and weighs 170 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes.
He is prohibited from possessing a weapon, alcohol and drugs, entering a premise that sells alcohol.
He must also inform his probation officer of any intimate relationships with men or women, and notify those individuals of his criminal record in front of his probation officer. He also has a curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Anyone who sees Wilson violate any of the conditions should contact police.
- with files from the Courier-Islander and Times Colonist