Edmonton police issued a warning to the public about the release of a convicted sex offender Thursday so citizens could “take suitable precautionary measures.”
They said 48-year-old Curtis Poburan will be living in the Edmonton area and while he is being supervised while on probation, believe he is a “high risk to commit another sexual offence against someone under the age of 16 while in the community.”
Poburan’s release is subject to a number of conditions:
If anyone sees Poburan breach any of the conditions listed above, they are asked to call the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567.
Poburan is 5’11” and 175 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair.
Police said they decided to issue the warning about Poburan’s release after weighing privacy concerns with public safety concerns and concluded “it is clearly in the public interest to inform the members of the community.”
The warning also cautioned members of the public not to engage in any form of vigilantism as a result of the warning.
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