Police warn high-risk violent sexual offender now residing in Vancouver


Vancouver Police have issued a warning to the public that a high-risk federal offender is residing in the city, and may be of risk to the safety of young boys.

Randall Peter Hopley (Photo courtesy VPD)

Randall Peter Hopley, 53, has previously been convicted of abduction of a person under the age of 14, sexual assault, assault, and break-and-enters, note the VPD. In 2013, Hopley received a six year sentence for abducting a three-year-old boy from his home in the early hours of September 7, 2011, in Sparwood, B.C.

The Correctional Service of Canada has assessed Hopley as a high risk for violent and sexual re-offending. While he has fully completed his sentence and has been released, Hopley is bound by a 10-year long-term supervision order to help manage his risk factors.

Hopley is described as a white male, 5’9”, 150 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. He often has a beard.

There are several conditions by which Hopley must abide. They are as follows:

  • Not to be in, near, or around places where children under the age of 16 are likely to congregate, such as elementary and secondary schools, parks, swimming pools and recreational centres, unless accompanied by an adult previously approved in writing by his parole supervisor.
  • Not to be the presence of any children under the age of 16 unless accompanied by a responsible adult who knows his criminal history, and has been previously approved in writing by his parole supervisor.
  • Daily curfew from 8 pm to 6 am

Anyone who sees Hopley in violation of any of these conditions is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom