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Police warn public high-risk sex offender set to live in Vancouver

The 46-year-old man is considered "a significant risk to adolescent females and sex workers in the city."
Jatin PATEL
Jatin Patel, 46, is a high-risk sex offender who will be residing in Vancouver, according to police

A man whom police deem "a significant risk to adolescent females and sex workers in the city" will be residing in Vancouver, according to police.

Jatin Patel, 46, is a high-risk sex offender who is currently serving a seven-year Long Term Supervision Order for a conviction of sexual assault.

Vancouver Police state Patel is South Asian, five foot two, and has a medium build, with short black hair and brown eyes.

Additionally, the VPD indicate Patel must comply with a list of conditions stipulating he: 

  • cannot consume, purchase, or possess alcohol;
  • cannot consume, purchase, or possess drugs other than prescribed medication;
  • cannot associate with any person believed to be involved in criminal activity or substance misuse;
  • must not be in the presence of any female under age 18 unless accompanied by an adult;
  • cannot be in, near, or around any park, daycare, school, swimming pool, or recreational centre unless accompanied by an adult;
  • must not own, use, or possess any technological device that would allow access to internet;
  • must not have contact with, or be in or near locations where sex workers are; and
  • must reside at a Community Correctional Centre or a Community Residential Facility, or other residential facility.

Anyone who witnesses Patel in violation of any of these conditions is asked to call 9-1-1, add authorities.