Convicted sex offender may call Okanagan his new home
A convicted sex offender known for attacking women from behind while wielding a knife will soon be free – and it’s believed Kelowna will be his new home.
Andrew Aurie Jefferson has a history of sexual assault against women and became known as the "Falconridge rapist" in Calgary after a series of sex attacks in 2006.
Jefferson would grab women from behind while wielding a knife, threatening to kill them if they screamed.
With Jefferson’s jail sentence nearing its end, authorities have no choice but to release him on statutory release, which comes up Friday. He is considered to be at a high risk to re-offend.
His release come with long list of conditions, including the most restrictive restriction a parole board can impose – living in a hallway house.
Jefferson was released in Mission in 2011, but returned to prison after being convicted of a violent carjacking in Langley in 2013.
RCMP issued a public warning about Jefferson’s 2011 release, but there has been no such warning this time.
A parole board official told CTV News that lots of eyes will be on Jefferson this time around.
Police describe Jefferson as a Caucasian man with brown hair and green eyes. He is 5-9 tall and weighs 183 pounds.
With files from CTV Vancouver’s Kent Molgat