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Mounties issue warning about release of high-risk offender

Adam Mitchell Cox, 31, is expected to be released from the Dorchester Penitentiary on Monday
Adam Mitchell Cox
Adam Mitchell Cox (Photo courtesy of RCMP)

Nova Scotia RCMP have issued a warning about a man described as a high-risk offender who has completed a sentence for several offences at the Dorchester Penitentiary.

Adam Mitchell Cox, 31, is expected to be released from the New Brunswick prison Monday.

His criminal record dates back to 2005 and includes convictions for theft, mischief, breach of probation, sexual interference and sexual assault.

Nova Scotia RCMP said the warning is for all citizens, particularly those in the Beaver Bank area.

Cox is prohibited from doing the following for the next 25 years :

  • having contact with children under the age of 16
  • obtaining paid or volunteer employment in a position of trust with children under the age of 16
  • to be within 100 meters of public parks, schools
  • to be in any place where children under 16 might reasonably be expected to be present
  • communicating with his victims
  • using the internet

He's also not allowed to possess or consume alcohol or non-prescription drugs, or possess certain types of weapons for the next two years.

"This information is provided to alert members of the public of his presence in our community so they may take suitable precautionary measures," Mounties said in a news release.

"RCMP is warning that any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct will not be tolerated."

Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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