PUBLIC ALERT: ‘High-risk’ child sex offender released in Oshawa

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Published May 10, 2024 at 7:23 pm

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The public is being alerted of a convicted high-risk sexual assault offender who has been released into the Oshawa community.

Durham Regional Police said the 45-year-old man has prior convictions for sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, assault with a weapon, assault, robbery, possession of explosives, uttering threats and failing to comply with probation orders.

Keith Theodore Constantin, 45, who is currently residing in Oshawa, poses a significant risk to the community, “especially children,” said police.

Constantin was arrested by the Durham Offender Management Unit (OMU) for breaching current conditions, held for a bail hearing, and was released by the courts the following day.

Police will continue to monitor Constantin, who is also subject to electronic monitoring.

Constantin is also bound by an order of certain conditions under the Criminal Code of Canada, including:

  • Not to be alone with anyone under the age of 16 unless the minor is accompanied by a responsible adult over 21
  • Not be present in any daycare, swimming area and/or public swimming area, school ground or playground where one might reasonably expect children to be present or any community centre where children under 16 are present
  • Abstain absolutely from the possession, purchase or consumption of drugs, narcotics, or controlled substances, except in accordance with a medical prescription
  • Abstain absolutely from possession, purchase or consumption of alcohol or alcohol-based products
  • Not to own or posses any weapons
  • Abide by a curfew of 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Not to use the internet or other digital networks.

Police are asking the public to remain vigilant and be aware of your surroundings. Any kind of suspicious or dangerous behaviours should be reported directly to police.

Police are allowed to disclose personal information about an individual under the Community Safety and Policing Act, if they believe they pose a significant risk or harm to others.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact police at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5357. Information can also be given anonymously to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipster may be eligible for a cash reward of $2,000.

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