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Man who poses ‘significant risk’ to children released by court into community: Durham police

A man who “poses a significant risk to the community, especially children,” has been released by a court into the community, police in Durham Region say.

Durham Regional Police issued a community safety alert Friday, warning of a “high-risk offender” who was recently released and is residing in the Oshawa, Ont., area.

Police said he has previous convictions for sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, assault with a weapon, assault, robbery, possession of explosives, uttering threats, and failing to comply with probation orders.

Police allege the man, 45-year-old Keith Theodore Constantin, poses a significant risk to the community.

He was arrested by the Durham police offender management unit for breaching current conditions, held for a bail hearing and then released by the court the following day, police said.

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“The offender management unit will continue to monitor Constantin’s whereabouts and activities. Constantin is also subject to electronic monitoring,” police said.

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Police noted that under the Community Safety and Policing Act, a chief of police or their designate can disclose personal information about a person if they reasonably believe the person poses a significant risk to other people or property and that the disclosure of that information could reduce that risk.

Constantin is under a number of conditions, police said, including that he not be with anyone under the age of 16 unless the minor is accompanied by a responsible adult over 21, not be present in a variety of areas where children may be present, not use the internet, and abide by an 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

“Police are asking the public to stay vigilant and remain aware of your surroundings. Any suspicious or dangerous behaviours should be reported directly to police,” officers said.

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