Toronto police issue warning after man convicted of sex assaults released from prison

Richard Patterson, 48, the subject of a Community Safety Notification. Toronto Police Service

TORONTO – A man with a history of sexual assaults against children has been released from prison and Toronto police are warning the public there is a potential he could reoffend.

Richard Patterson, 48, was released on Sunday, Sept. 20 after serving a one-year sentence for sexual assault.

Police say he will be residing in Toronto and has prior convictions for sexual assault, sexual interference, and failing to comply with court-ordered conditions.

Patterson is bound by a probation order and is required to report regularly to a probation officer.

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