The man known as the “Beltline Rapist” has been granted his first taste of freedom.
Wafid Delaa has been granted day parole.
In 2006 Delaa was convicted of the violent rapes of two young Calgary women in their Beltline-area homes. One of the women was beaten beyond recognition.
Police used a fake chewing gum taste test to get his DNA that was used to convict him.
He lived just blocks from his victims in downtown Calgary.
Delaa’s lengthy violent history led him to be declared a dangerous offender which means his sentence was “indeterminate.”
That was ten years ago.
The Parole Board of Canada noted he’s been assessed as a high to moderate risk of reoffending.
“Your violent offending history suggest that you are prone to become easily frustrated and angry and may exert poor control of your impulses,” the board said.
But Delaa’s taste of freedom comes with a catch.
Delaa is not a Canadian citizen. He came to Canada illegally from Algeria in 1997.
The parole board’s latest decision will ensure he’s sent back.
The board noting, “Should you be released on either day parole or full parole, you would be deported to your country of origin where you have the support of several family members who are aware of your criminality…”
“Day parole is granted for six months and will only be effective when you are released into the care and control of the appropriate government agencies involved in carrying out the removal order.”
Global News has been unable to confirm yet when Delaa will be deported.
He is banned from ever returning to Calgary-and if he returns to Canada-he has to notify the parole board and the Correctional Service of Canada.