High-risk sex offender Christopher Paul Neil, once known as ‘Swirl face’, has recently been released from prison and plans to live in Vancouver.
According to a public notification Sunday by the Corrections Branch of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the 42-year-old former teacher has a pattern of sexual offending behaviour against both pre and early pubescent boys.
Neil is subject to close monitoring by authorities and has to follow 18 court-ordered conditions including no contact with minors in person or on the internet. He is also prohibited from possessing or accessing any electronic device or from getting any other person to do so on his behalf.
When asked about Neil’s release and plan to live in Vancouver, the VPD’s Const. Jason Doucette directed all queries to the Parole Board but said: “The VPD will continue to work closely with Corrections Canada to monitor offenders being released into Vancouver.”
Neil has a criminal history, including abduction of a minor, indecent act committed on a minor and accessing and possessing child pornography. (more...)