Mission’s mayor is not happy three-time convicted child sex offender James Conway is heading to his district.
“We definitely want this man to be taken away from our community.”
Randy Hawes says he doesn’t understand why Conway is being moved to Mission, and he says he’s heard little from police and corrections.
Hawes also says Conway will be in a Community Living BC facility, but is getting few answers about how he’ll be monitored.
“Is he living just with some people that are paid to watch him, or is it corrections people? There’s just a lot of questions that we have no answers to at this point.”
Hawes says he wants representatives of the solicitor general and groups contracted to watch James Conway to attend a public meeting to reassure residents.
“Talk to our public about why this has happened, and give them the assurances that everything is fine. Because we will not and can not give those assurances.”
In the meantime, a petition has been started to prevent Conway from coming to Mission.
Last year, Abbotsford went to court to try and shut down the halfway house where the 41-year-old was living.
A public protest is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. tomorrow at Mission city hall.