High-risk sex offender alert for Barrington, again

Published on February 9, 2016

Jamie Alan Goreham

BARRINGTON - According to provincial police, a high-risk sex offender will be moving to Shelburne County.

Nova Scotia RCMP issued a third press release  about the case Feb. 5 advising citizens, particularly in the Barrington area, of Jamie Alan Goreham’s release.

Police previously issued a notification to the public Jan. 22 that Goreham would be residing in Barrington and then, on Jan. 29, that he would be living in the Halifax Regional Municipality.  RCMP say he is now deciding to reside in the Barrington area after all

 “There is a strong indication that he will be living in Barrington,” said RCMP spokesman Const. Mark Skinner “There is a high risk to reoffend… there is a risk to the community.”

The 42-year-old was released from the Calgary Correction Centre Jan. 23 after completing a sentence for sexual assaults and other offences. 

Police say Goreham has criminal convictions dating back to 1991, including convictions for sexual assault and sexual interference involving girls under the age of 14. His last sentence for sexual assault was imposed in 2009. Goreham has been assessed as being at a high risk to re-offend, the RCMP say.

Goreham will be on probation for two years and will be required to follow strict conditions - including restrictions on any activity that involves contact with children under the age of 16 - and is not allowed to consume or possess alcohol.

“This information is provided to alert members of the public of his presence in our community so they may take suitable precautionary measures,” read the release. “RCMP is warning that any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct will not be tolerated.”