By CARMEN WELD
KELOWNA — A notorious Calgary rapist is moving to the Okanagan at the end of this week.
Known as the Falconridge Rapist, the Parole Board of Canada confirms reports that Andrew Aurie Jefferson is set to be released from a federal corrections institute on Friday with plans to take up residence in Kelowna.
Jefferson, 31, gained notoriety nearly a decade ago after terrorizing women at knifepoint during a series of armed street attacks.
He was convicted in 2008 of the 2006 violent rape of two women in Calgary.
After spending time in prison for the assaults, Jefferson was supposed to be released in Kelownain 2011, but chose Mission as his new home instead. Two years later, he was put back behind bars after a violent 2013 carjacking in Langley.
Friday will mark his second statutory release from the federal system, mandated by law when offenders complete two-thirds of their sentence.
As noted by the parole board on his last release five years ago, Jefferson is considered a high risk to reoffend sexually. He will be required to follow strict rules upon his release including a residency condition requiring him to live in a halfway house or other facility chosen by the Correctional Service of Canada.
Jefferson is described as a Caucasian male, 5-foot-9 and 183 lbs. He has brown hair and green eyes.
Jefferson will be supervised by probation services and RCMP once he is freed.