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Edmonton police warn public about release of convicted sex offender

Edmonton police say sexual offender Laverne Waskahat is likely to re-offend upon her release, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Edmonton Police Service, Courtesy

Edmonton police are warning the public about the release of a convicted sex offender.

Police said they believe Laverne Waskahat is a threat to commit “significant harm to the community and will commit another sexual offence against a child under the age of 16.”

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Police said Waskahat, who will be living in the Edmonton area, has a history of possessing, making and publishing child pornography involving infants under three years old.

“Waskahat has been known to offend against the children while in a position of care over the child (i.e. while babysitting) and has also been known to take voyeuristic photos in public of infants,” police said in a news release.

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“Waskahat may try and associate with someone who has young children to groom them for her offending behaviour.”

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Police said Waskahat has also been known to commit voyeurism in public bathrooms.

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A series of court-ordered conditions have been placed on her, including:

  • Must not be within 100 metres of places where children under the age of 16 are likely to congregate
  • Must not be in the presence of children under the age of 16 unless accompanied by an approved adult aware of her criminal history
  • A 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily curfew
  • Not possess or consume alcohol or controlled and prescription drugs
  • Not be in a licensed premises other than dining room for the sole purpose of having a meal
  • Not possess drug paraphernalia
  • Not travel out of Edmonton without the approval of a supervisor or the Provincial Court of Alberta
  • Not possess or view images of children

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Anyone with information about any potential breaches of conditions by Waskahat is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567.

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