Calgary, AB,

Release of high-risk offender

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

James Alexander PARENT, 58, is living in Calgary following his statutory release from Bowden Institution where he was serving a six-year sentence for sexual assault with a weapon, sexual assault causing bodily harm, disguise with intent, unlawful confinement, break and enter, uttering threats, and mischief.

Monitoring of offenders on statutory release is the responsibility of Correctional Service Canada, however, in this case the CPS has made the decision to also issue a public notification in the interest of public safety.

PARENT’s past criminal convictions include a violent sexual assault in 1987 where a woman was attacked in her Calgary home. He also has convictions relating to sexual offences against a child.

PARENT is Caucasian, 6’3” tall, and 200 pounds. He has grey and black hair and hazel eyes. A photo of PARENT 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 the members of the community of the release of PARENT.

Members of the public are advised that the intent of the process is to enable members of the public 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.