High-risk sex offender now expected to live in Halifax, not Barrington

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Published on January 29, 2016

Jamie Alan Goreham

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METRO HALIFAX - A high-risk sex offender thought to be living in rural Nova Scotia will actually reside in Halifax, police said Jan. 29.

Jamie Alan Goreham, 42, was released from the Calgary Correction Centre  Jan. 23 after completing a sentence for sexual assaults and other offences.

At the time, police stated he would be living in the Shelburne County community. Jan. 29, Halifax Regional Police spokeswoman Const. Carol McIsaac said police recently received word that Goreham’s new address will be in the Halifax area.

Halifax police said in a release they must notify the public according to the Release of High Risk Offender Information Protocol.

Goreham has criminal convictions dating back to 1991 that include sexual assault and sexual interference, according to the police release.

He has been assessed as being at a high risk to re-offend, and his victims have included girls under the age of 14.

Goreham will be on probation for two years and is required to follow strict conditions, including restrictions on any activity that involves children under the age of 16, and abstaining from drinking or possessing alcohol.

Police said the update is to alert members of the public of Goreham’s presence in the community, but any form of vigilante activity or unreasonable conduct will not be tolerated.