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Police warn of high-risk sexual offender living in Halifax

Halifax Regional Police are warning that a high-risk sexual offender has moved to Halifax after being released from a federal jail in British Columbia. Christopher Michael Watts, 57, was released Aug. 1.
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Christopher Michael Watts, 57, was released from a federal jail in B.C. on Aug. 1 after serving time for manslaughter, sexual interference and sexual assault. 

Halifax Regional Police are warning that a high-risk offender has moved to Halifax after being released from a federal jail in British Columbia.    

Christopher Michael Watts, 57, was released Aug. 1 after serving time for manslaughter, sexual interference and sexual assault. 

Watts has shown a pattern of providing large quantities of drugs to young girls and engaging in sexual activity with them without regard for their ability to consent, police said in a news release Tuesday. 

He is white, six feet tall, 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Watts has been deemed a high risk to reoffend sexually and will be bound by a long-term supervision order with the following conditions: He must not consume, buy or possess alcohol or illegal drugs; own, use or possess a computer or any device that would allow access to the internet; or be with any female children under the age of 18 unless accompanied by a responsible adult who knows his criminal history and has been approved by his parole supervisor.

He also must report all friendships, sexual relationships and intimate relationships with women. 

Anyone witnessing Watts violating any of these conditions is asked to call 911.

"This information is provided to alert members of the public of his presence in our community," police said. "Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct will not be tolerated."



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