Halifax’s “sleepwatcher” is back behind bars

A man known as Halifax’s “sleepwatcher” is back in jail after the Parole Board of Canada found he had started using cocaine and kept a box of photos of women and girls.

Barry Edward Sinclair was sentenced in 2013 for breaking into a south-end Halifax apartment, after being acquitted of five voyeurism charges the previous fall for accusations that he watched women sleep.

In October of 2015, he was released with conditions to live in a halfway house somewhere in Canada.

However, a board decision now says the man poses “an undue risk to society.”

During an early August search, halfway house staff found Sinclair kept a box of photos of women and girls, and newspaper clippings about the murders of female victims.