Notification: High Risk Sex Offender Residing in Vancouver
The Vancouver Police Department believes that compelling circumstances exist requiring the Department to warn the public that Barry Ross Blaney poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of women in the city of Vancouver.
Blaney was released from a federal prison on November 22nd, 2011, after serving an eight-year sentence for sexual assault causing bodily harm. He is serving a 10-year long-term supervision order and is now residing in a federal halfway house in Vancouver.
Barry Blaney also served time for sexual assault and overcoming resistance by choking in 1990. While in federal custody, Blaney was assessed as a high risk to re-offend sexually.
Barry Ross Blaney is 49 years old, Aboriginal, 175 cm (5’9”) and 75 kg (166 lbs.). He has long salt-and-pepper hair, brown eyes, and a scar on his upper lip. He has a tattoo of a heart on his left hand and a cross on his left upper arm.
While on his long term supervision order, Blaney must abide by several conditions, including:
- abstain from intoxicants
- report all intimate relationships with females to his parole officer
- no direct or indirect contact with the victims of his offending
Anyone witnessing Barry Ross Blaney in violation of any of these conditions is asked to contact their local police department.