Police issue warning to residents of convicted sex offender living in HRM

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Police warn Roger Roberge is deemed a high risk to reoffend.

Police in Halifax are warning HRM residents of a convicted sex offender now living in the municipality who is deemed as a high-risk to reoffend.

Roger Ernest Joseph Roberge, 62, was released from a federal prison earlier this year after serving a 12-year sentence for forcible confinement and sexual assault. Police say he has recently relocated from New Brunswick to HRM.

Police say Roberge has been assessed as a high risk to re-offend in both sexual and non-sexual violence.

“This information is provided to alert members of the public of his presence in our community so they may take suitable precautionary measures,” a police release states. “Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct will not be tolerated.”

In addition to his 12-year sentence, police say Roberge has past convictions for several violent crimes dating back to 1969.

Geographic location: HRM, Halifax, New Brunswick

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