The search is on for a high-risk offender with Calgary ties, who disappeared from a Vancouver halfway house.
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for William James Brookshaw.
The 42-year-old has a lengthy criminal past, including sexual offenses.
Brookshaw was arrested in Calgary in April 2014 in connection with a 1999 attack on a woman.
He eventually pleaded guilty to “breaking and entering to commit assault”, to which he received a 2.5-year sentence, while charges of sexual assault and choking to overcome resistance were dropped.
Brookshaw is described as being a Caucasian man, standing 5’6″, weighing 145 pounds, with several tattoos on his arms, shoulders, torso, neck and has a star on his face.