High-risk sex offender missing from Vancouver halfway house: police

Vancouver police say they are looking for a high-risk sex offender who disappeared shortly after being released from a halfway house and is now wanted across Canada.

In a news release Friday, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) said the whereabouts of John Frederick Field, 60, are unknown and are considered a significant risk to the public.

Field received statutory release from Kent Institution on Thursday, moving from the maximum-security prison in Agassiz, B.C., to a halfway house in Vancouver.

The VPD says he left the halfway house around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, just hours after being released, and has not been seen or heard from since.

Police said Field was serving time for sexual assault, breaking and entering, robbery and theft, and had a history of violent offenses while under the influence of drugs.

Anyone who sees him or knows his whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.


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