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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.


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