Police alerts the public of high-risk offender residing in Halifax region

John Francis Normand Dionne.
John Francis Normand Dionne. Halifax Regional Police

Halifax Regional Police is advising citizens, particularly those in the Halifax region, that a high-risk offender is residing in the community.

According to police, John Francis Normand Dionne, 52, was released from Dorchester Penitentiary after completing a sentence for kidnapping-unlawful confinement and impersonating of a peace officer.

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Police said Dionne has a criminal convictions history dating back to 1985 that includes convictions for sexual assault, assault, kidnapping and drug trafficking. Dionne has been assessed as being at a high-risk to re-offend.

His victims have included children under the age of 14.

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Dionne is on a long-term supervision order and will face restrictions on any activity that involves contact with children under the age of 18.

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Police said he is to abstain from the consumption or possession of alcohol or drugs. He is not to possess any weapon, knife or sharp instrument outside his residence.

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