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Halifax Regional Police issue notification about high-risk offender

Police say his criminal record includes violent offences such as sexual assault, assault, assault causing bodily harm, criminal harassment and uttering threats
030921 - Gerald Edmund Pike
Gerald Edmund Pike

Halifax Regional Police have issued a public notification about a man who has been assessed as being a high-risk to reoffend.

Gerald Edmund Pike, 53, has been released from a correctional facility after finishing a sentence for offences that include sexual assault, theft, uttering threats and failure to comply with court orders. 

According to police, his criminal record goes back to 1999 and includes violent offences such as sexual assault, assault, assault causing bodily harm, criminal harassment and uttering threats.

As a part of Pike's long-term supervision order, he is required to follow strict conditions, including restrictions on any activity that involves contact with children under the age of 18. 

He also can't consume or possess alcohol or drugs and isn't allowed to have any weapons, knives or other sharp instruments outside of his home.

Police publicly issued this information in accordance with the Nova Scotia Release of High-Risk Offender Information Protocol.

"This information is provided to alert members of the public of his presence in our community and is not intended to encourage any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct," said HRP in a news release.

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