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Public warned about sex offender

Randy Lanferman - Victoria police photo
Randy Lanferman
— image credit: Victoria police photo

If you see just-released repeat sex offender Randy Lanferman carrying "ropes, duct tape or other devices that can be used for restraining a person" call the cops immediately. He is breaking his probation terms.

Victoria police are worried he might use the items to strike again.

Lanferman, 44, has a lengthy history of re-offending – from just hours after being released from prison to months or years later, said Det. Shawn Robson, the Victoria Police Department's high-risk offender officer.

"He is a significant risk to the safety of teenage and adult females throughout the Capital Region," Robson said.

Lanferman has a history of stalking behavior and sexual assault that involves breaking into the homes of his victims, he said, issuing a public warning about what Lanferman is capable of doing again.

Described as a 5-foot-10 and 180-lb. white man with short brown hair, brown eyes and a moustache, Lanferman was released from the provincial prison on Wilkinson Road on Tuesday after completing time behind bars for breaching probation.

Robson said Lanferman is expected to live in the Victoria area because he is "bound by a recognizance order and being supervised by Community Corrections," as well as being monitored by him.

Lanferman must abide by other very strict release conditions. He is forbidden from drinking booze or any other intoxicant or entering any place alcohol is sold.

He is also prohibited from carrying knives or other weapons, must abide by a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, and must tell his probation officer about any relationship he has with a female.

Police say anybody observing Lanferman breaking any of these rules should immediately call police or 9-1-1, but do not approach him. Contact Robson at shawn.robson@vicpd.ca with any information police might find useful.

 

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