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Sex offender declares intention to settle in Vancouver

The Vancouver Police Department believes that compelling circumstances exist requiring the Department to warn the public that Wesley Johnathan Wheaton poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of females, both children and adults, in the city of Vancouver. Wheaton has declared his intent to reside in Vancouver following his release from custody.

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Wheaton was convicted of forcible rape, kidnapping and robbery in 1985. While on parole for those crimes in 1993, he was convicted of sex crimes involving a child under 14 years of age. All of these incidents occurred in California.

 

Wheaton is 44 years old, Aboriginal, 5’9” and 150 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.

 

While in custody, Wheaton was assessed as a high risk to re-offend sexually, and he was held until the expiry of his sentence. He must abide by the following conditions:

 

  • no contact with anyone under the age of 19
  • not to possess or consume alcohol or any drug or substance listed in the Controlled Drug and   Substances Act 
  • not to enter any licensed premise where alcohol is the primary commodity for sale
  • no contact, directly or indirectly, with anyone under the age of 16
  • not to go to any park, public swimming area, daycare centre, schoolground, playground or any place where children  under the age of 16 can reasonably be expected to be present

 

Anyone witnessing Wheaton in violation of any of these conditions is asked to call 9-1-1.

 

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