Calgary, AB,

Release of high-risk offender Adrian Lee BALLANTYNE

In the interest of public safety, the Calgary Police Service is issuing the following public information and warning in regards to the release of an inmate on completion of his sentence.

Adrian Lee BALLANTYNE, 32, was released to the Calgary community today, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, after serving a four-and-a-half-year sentence for sexual interference with a child and failure to comply with a probation order, as well as additional time for breach of a court order. The sexual interference occurred in Edmonton, Alberta, on a female child who was unknown to BALLANTYNE.

Previous convictions also include assault, robbery, uttering threats, indecent exposure to a person under 16 years of age, and property offences. The majority of his crimes have been committed in Alberta.

BALLANTYNE will now be monitored by the Calgary Police Service High Risk Offender Program.

He is described as 6’0” tall, 210 pounds, with a heavy build, black hair and brown eyes. BALLANTYNE has a pockmarked face and multiple tattoos including a teardrop under his left eye and writing on his neck. A photo of BALLANTYNE is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

The Calgary Police Service is issuing this information and warning after careful deliberation and consideration of all related issues, including privacy concerns, in the belief that it is clearly in the public interest to inform members of the community of the release of BALLANTYNE.

Members of the public are advised that the intent of the process is to enable them to take suitable precautionary measures and not to embark on any form of vigilante action.

NOTE: This information is released under the authority of section 32 the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, S.A. 1994 c.F – 18.5.