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Canada-wide warrant issued for B.C. high-risk sex offender

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A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for notorious high-risk sex offender Randall Hopley after he failed to return to his halfway house – Nov 5, 2023

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for notorious high-risk sex offender Randall Hopley after he failed to return to his halfway house.

Vancouver police said Hopley has a history of sexual assault, assault and property crime convictions.

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The 58-year-old made international headlines in September 2011 after he kidnapped a three-year-old boy from his home in Sparwood, triggering an Amber Alert and a Canada-wide search for the child.

Hopley returned the boy unharmed four days later and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to six years, serving his full term until October 2018.

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Hopley was then released to a residential facility in the Lower Mainland, under a long term supervision order with numerous conditions, including obeying a curfew and to stay away from children.

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According to court records, he was due back in Vancouver court on Monday, Nov. 6.

In a release, Vancouver police (VPD) said he has committed three offences of a sexual nature against children in the past.

He was last seen Saturday at 3 p.m. wearing a black coat, black pants and black hat.

Randall Hopley
58-year-old Randall Hopley. Vancouver Police Department

VPD describe Hopley as five-feet-nine-inches tall, weighing 176 pounds with brown hair and hazel-coloured eyes.

Police said to call 911 immediately if he is spotted.

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