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Vancouver police arrest violent sex offender who was unlawfully at large

James Larry Moyah, 45, is unlawfully at large and wanted Canada-wide, say Vancouver police. .
James Larry Moyah, 45, is unlawfully at large and wanted Canada-wide, say Vancouver police. . Vancouver police

Vancouver police say a violent sex offender who walked away from his Vancouver halfway house has been arrested.

James Larry Moyah, 45, was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for being unlawfully at large and breaking the conditions of his statutory release.

Police said a Good Samaritan recognized Moyah in the Downtown Eastside and called police, leading to his arrest Thursday.

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Moyah is a two-time federal offender, and was finishing his sentence for aggravated assault.

Police say he has a history of violence and substance abuse, and advise people not to approach him.

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