B.C. Corrections is out with a warning about a high-risk sex offender residing in Hope.
Sixty-eight-year-old Richard Ian Ellis has a lengthy criminal history which includes sexual assault, possession of child pornography with intent to publish and breach of undertaking.
“He has maintained a predatory and opportunistic pattern of sexually offending against children and poses a significant risk to the safety of prepubescent girls,” reads part of the statement.
Some of his release conditions include no contact with any girls under 16, must not attend public parks, playgrounds or school grounds, and should not possess cameras or devices capable of capturing images.