LETHBRIDGE: In the interest of public safety, Regional Police have issued at warning in
regard to the release of a sex offender who is living in Lethbridge.
Benjamin Ross Burrows, 28, was recently released from
the Bowden Institution after serving a two year sentence for possession
of child pornography, distribution of child pornography and failing to comply
with a recognizance.
Information contained in Burrows’ file
indicates he is a high risk to re-offend. Police believe
Burrows poses a significant risk of harm to the community, in particular
is required to report regularly to his probation officer and is also bound by a
number of conditions including prohibitions from having any direct or indirect
contact with any child under the age of 16 unless supervised by an adult,
accessing the internet except for work purposes, possessing any computer or
device capable of accessing the internet and attending any cyber café or
establishment where the primary business is the provision of internet
Regional Police are issuing this
information and warning after careful deliberation of all related issues,
including privacy concerns, in the belief that it is clearly in the public
interest to inform members of the community of the release and local residency
of Benjamin Ross Burrows. Police believe there is a significant risk to public
The intent of this process is
to enable members of the public to take suitable precautionary measures and not
to embark on any form of vigilante action.
This information is
released under the authority of Section 32 Freedom of Information and Protection
of Privacy Act, RSA 2000, C.F-25.
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 12/5/2013 7:36:09 AM
Source: Regional Police News Bulletin -- Photo released by Regional Police