In accordance with the Nova Scotia Release of High Risk Offender Information Protocol, Halifax Regional Police is advising all citizens, particularly those in the Halifax area, that a high risk offender is residing in our community.
James Andrew MacKay, 36, was released from the Dorchester Penitentiary today, March 22, 2017, after completing a sentence for sexual assault and forcible confinement. MacKay has a history of violent criminal convictions dating back to 2010 that includes convictions for sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, injuring or endangering other animals and uttering threats. MacKay has been assessed as being at a high risk to re-offend. His victims have included adult women, one whom he had only known for a brief period prior to the offence.
MacKay will be on court imposed conditions for two years and will be required to follow a multitude of strict conditions.