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Dangerous sex offender living in Surrey poses high risk to re-offend: RCMP

Last Updated May 24, 2019 at 11:41 pm PDT

The Surrey RCMP has issued a public warning about Earon Wayne Giles, a convicted sex offender, who poses a high-risk to re-offend. (Courtesy Surrey RCMP)

RCMP has issued a public warning about Earon Wayne Giles, a convicted sex offender who is now living in Surrey

Earon Wayne Giles was convicted in 1997 for multiple counts of Break and Enter and Sexual assault

"Our system isn’t working, and what we have here borders on the absurd," says Surrey Mayor following release

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – The Mayor of Surrey says he’s appalled following news a high-risk sex offender is now living in the city.

Mounties released a public warning about Earon Wayne Giles on Friday, saying he poses a high risk to re-offend. The now-45-year-old was convicted of six counts of break and enter and sexual assault against women in Surrey in 1997 and released from jail on Friday after serving a 22-year sentence.

“I am appalled that this sexual predator is being released into the very community that he committed his heinous crimes. This not only puts our citizens at risk, but it is also a revictimization of the victims,” says Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in a news release.

“Along with a lengthy list of release conditions, it’s clearly stated in the RCMP notification that he is a dangerous sex offender with a high risk to reoffend. Our system isn’t working, and what we have here borders on the absurd. We need an overhaul in how we deal with these sexual predators. It’s far too common that dangerous sex offenders find their way back to the very place where they committed the crimes. This should be a call for all law-abiding citizens to demand legislative changes on this front.”

Giles is bound by a number of court-ordered conditions, including keeping the peace and good behavior and staying in BC unless given prior permission from the court.

He’s not to have any contact with any of his victims or their families and has to stay 300 metres away from any known home, workplace, or educational facility of any of his victims or their families.

Giles is also not allowed to have or consume any alcohol or controlled substance — excluding prescribed medication — and cannot be in any bar, tavern, or liquor store. He cannot have any weapon, and has a curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day.

Mounties add Giles can’t “possess any tool or device that can be used for the purpose of restraint, including but is not limited to: duct tape, straps, rope, or wire unless specifically needed for onsite employment which is approved of by your bail supervisor.” That includes any tool or instrument that can also be used for criminal activity.

Giles is described as being 5’11” tall, weighs 183 lbs, and has brown eyes and brown hair.

If you see him in breach of any of his conditions, or if you see any suspicious behaviour, you’re asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604.599.0502.