High risk offender released from prison

James Andrew MacKay Collage

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.