Lyle Larson

Edmonton police are warning the public about the release of convicted sex offender Lyle Larsen, 25, who will be residing in Edmonton after being released on Dec. 23, 2016 with conditions. Police believe Larsen poses a high risk to reoffend against someone under the age of 18.

Sex offender released in Edmonton poses risk to reoffend against children, police warn

Edmonton police are warning the public about a convicted sex offender that they say poses a risk of reoffending against children.

Lyle Larson, 25, was released from the Bowden Institution in August of 2013 after serving two years and four months for a conviction of sexual interference in Sherwood Park in 2009.

Since then, Larson has been in and out of jail for breaching various conditions, including being caught watching children play in a downtown Edmonton wading pool on Canada Day, just one week after having an electronic monitoring bracelet removed.

Larsen will be residing in Edmonton but will be monitored closely by the Edmonton police behavioural assessment unit.

Larsen has been placed under a series of court ordered conditions, including a ban from attending any public park or swimming area where anyone under the age of 16 is or could be present, as well as any daycare, school, playground or community centre.

He is also banned from being employed or serving as a volunteer in any capacity that would put him in a position of trust or authority with anyone under the age of 16 and must not use a computer to communicate with anyone under age.

Larsen is barred from consuming alcohol or drugs and must abide by a curfew that will keep him in his residence between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Anyone with information regarding a breach of Larsen’s conditions is urged to contact police.

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