Regina Police notifying public of high risk offender being released back into community

The Regina Police Service is notifying the public of a man, who is of high risk to reoffend sexually, being released back into the community.

43-year-old Jason Paul Thorn will reside in the Heritage neighourhood of Regina where he will be supervised, and his activities will be monitored.

Police say this information is to enable the public to take suitable preventative measures, not to embark upon any form of vigilantism or other unreasonable conduct directed at Thorn.

Thorn is described as male, 43 years old, 5’9, approximately 170 lbs, medium build, with brown eyes and black hair.

Thorn’s offending behaviour includes sexual offences against female children, with a high risk of reoffending. Police says the prospects for reduction of his risk through treatment interventions are poor.

Thorn is on statutory release beginning Friday and is scheduled t resume his long-term supervision order on April 4th. During his release, Thorn must follow a treatment plan/program arranged by his parole supervisor in the areas of sexual deviancy and substance abuse, not be in the presence of any children under the age of 18 unless occupied by a responsible adult who knows his criminal history, abstain from all intoxicants, follow psychiatric counselling and medication regime as directed by a doctor, not consume or possess drugs other than prescribed medication, nit be in, near, or around places where children under 18 are likely to congregate, not be in possession of or access pornography or sexually explicit material in any form, immediately report all intimate relationships, friendships, or changes in relationships to his parole supervisor, reside at a Community Correctional Centre or a Community Residential Facility, not associate with any person known to be, or have been involved in criminal activity or substance use, not consume or purchase alcohol, and follow psychological counselling.

Any member of the public who has questions or concerns is asked to call Regina Police at 306-777-6500. Anyone wishing to report an incident where Thorn is in violation of the conditions listed above, should call the Regina Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Once again Regina Police stress that this information is intended to raise community awareness about the presence of this offender so that people may make informed choices about contact with this person.  This information is not to be used for an unlawful purpose.

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