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High-risk offender breaches conditions

Phillipe Poisson, who RCMP warned the public was a high risk to reoffend, is back behind bars after only being released on Dec. 30.

Poisson, 20, was living in Kaleden when RCMP said he breached his conditions. RCMP put up posters in Kaleden and the surrounding area, noting he is currently on a court order and considered to be a high risk to reoffend, particularly against male victims under the age of 16. Poisson was to follow conditions including a curfew, not be in the presence of anyone under 16 years, not to attend public areas such as schools or playgrounds and not to possess devices capable of accessing the internet.

Poisson was sentenced in September for assault, assault with a weapon, possession of stolen property and breach of parole.

The man spent most of his life living in the U.S. in institutions after being found guilty at 11 years old of an indecent assault on a five-year-old.

Poisson is due back in Penticton provincial court on Jan. 18.

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