Mounties are warning the public about a dangerous sex-offender living in Surrey.

Police say Earon Wayne Giles, 45, was released from prison on Friday after serving a 22-year prison sentence for break and enter and sexual assault against women in Surrey.

"This is not something that we choose. This person has chosen to come back to our community," said Cpl. Elenore Sturko said. "This is understandably upsetting for people in Surrey."

Appeal court documents outline how the offences were committed in the Newton area between October 1992 and April 1994

The five victims are described as "all young, single women living in ground floor or basement suites."

The documents say Giles and another man would break into their homes in the middle of the night, and "on at least two occasions young children were present and witnessed the violation of their mothers."

Speaking to media at city hall, Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum said there should be legislation to prevent this from happening.

"I think it’s absurd to be honest with you, ludicrous, that these types of people can come back into the community where they committed the crimes," McCallum said.

Giles is supposed to abide by 10 conditions, including a curfew, avoiding any contact with victims and their families, and not possessing any devices that could be used as restraints or break-in tools.

The RCMP are aware of where Giles is residing, and said if anyone in the community sees him doing anything suspicious, they should not approach him, but contact police.