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High-risk sex offender Keith Edward Caouette released to Vancouver halfway house

Keith Edward Caouette is pictured from a September 2015 release from Vancouver Police.
Keith Edward Caouette is pictured from a September 2015 release from Vancouver Police. Vancouver Police

A high-risk sex offender has been released into a Vancouver halfway house.

Keith Edward Caouette, 46, is a two-time federal offender police say is a high-risk to re-offend violently. He recently served 14 years in prison for kidnapping and sexual assault with weapon and was first released to a halfway house on Sept. 24, 2015.

One day later, Caouette failed to return by curfew and a Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued.

He was then charged in June with breach of a long-term supervision order and sentenced to six months in jail and fined $200.

Vancouver Police say Caouette will be confined to his halfway house until their investigators with the High Risk Offenders Unit are able to meet with him.

Caouette is one of three high-profile sex offenders released to halfway houses in Metro Vancouver in recent months.

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