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Rapist to be released, destination unknown

July 12, 2016 11:05 A.M.
Andrew Aurie Jefferson


KELOWNA — While a notorious convicted rapist will be released this week, there is no confirmation of where he intends to reside.

The Parole Board of Canada now says it mistakenly said Monday, July 11, that Andrew Aurie Jefferson, known as the Falconbridge Rapist, would be taking up residence in Kelowna.

The parole board won't say where Jefferson will be released, but is adamant it is not 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 Kelowna in 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.

Just like his release in 2011, the parole board states that Jefferson is considered a high risk to reoffend sexually.

He will be required to follow a strict list of release conditions, including reporting all relationships with women and living in a halfway house.

He will be watched closely by probation officers and the RCMP.

Jefferson is described as a Caucasian male, five feet nine inches tall and 183 lbs.

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