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High-risk sex offender re-arrested by VPD after he was a no-show at his Vancouver halfway house

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Vancouver Police are warning the public about a high-risk sex offender who also spent time behind bars for the violent assault of a senior. Kenneth Kirton disappeared from his halfway house and as Kristen Robinson reports, he's now wanted Canada-wide – Apr 29, 2023

The Vancouver Police Department said Sunday night Kenneth Nolan Kirton was re-arrested in East Vancouver.

The high-risk sex offender wanted Canada-wide was located near China Creek Park just after 11 p.m. Sunday, VPD Sgt. Steve Addison said in a statement to Global News.

VPD officers said they were called to the area after reports of a man acting erratically.

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Kenneth Nolan Kirton failed to return to his East Vancouver halfway house Friday.

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“Kirton, 56, is a declared dangerous offender and is considered a high risk to sexually offend,” Addison said Friday.

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It is not the first time Kirton has failed to return to his halfway house.

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In April 2022, Kirton was arrested for disappearing from the facility.

Kirton was convicted of sexual assault in 1987 and is serving a long-term supervision order. Police have been monitoring his activities since March 2020.

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