Toronto police say high-risk sex offender released from prison

Joseph Thayakaran Joseph, 45, has been released after serving time for a violent sex assault. Toronto Police Service

Officers from the Toronto sex crimes division say a 45-year-old man who was sentenced in 2009 for a violent sexual assault has been released from prison for time served.

Police say Joseph Thayakaran Joseph, who was convicted on two counts of sexual assault and forcible confinement, is a high-risk individual with the potential to re-offend.

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Joseph is expected to live in Toronto after his release following an eight-year, 10-month sentence.

Conditions for his release include reporting weekly to Toronto police and identifying any relationships with a female. He is also prohibited from contacting any person through social media without permission.

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