SURREY RCMP on Friday issued a public interest warning under the Privacy Act of Canada regarding a dangerous sex offender who poses a high risk to re-offend. Earon Wayne Giles was released from prison on May 24 in the Lower Mainland and is residing in Surrey.
In 1997, Earon Giles received a 22-year sentence after being convicted of six counts of break and enter and sexual assault committed against women in Surrey.
Earon Giles has been deemed a high risk to re-offend and is currently subject to a number of court ordered conditions, including, in part:
1. Keep the peace and be of good behavior.
2. You shall remain within the Province of British Columbia unless prior written permission to go outside the Province is obtained from the Court.
3. You shall have no contact, direct or indirect, with any of the victims of the offences for which you have been convicted or any known members of their immediate families.
4. You shall not attend within 300 metres of any known residence, place of employment or educational facility of any of the victims of the offences for which you have been convicted or any known members of their immediate families.
5. You shall not consume or possess alcohol or any controlled substances as listed in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act excluding prescription medication prescribed to you by a licensed physician or dentist and you can only consume prescribed medication in the dosage prescribed by the doctor or dentist.
6. You shall not enter any bar, tavern, liquor store, beer and/or wine store, or business whose primary purpose is the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages.
7. You shall not possess, own or carry any weapon, including but not limited to any firearm, crossbow, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, ammunition, prohibited ammunition or explosive substance, and any related authorizations, licenses and registration certificates.
8. For the duration of this order, you must obey a curfew by being inside your residence between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day.
9. You shall not possess any tool or device that can be used for the purpose of restraint, including but is not limited to: duct tape, straps, rope, or wire unless specifically needed for onsite employment which is approved of by your bail supervisor.
10. You must not possess any tools or instruments capable of use from criminal activity, including: pry bars, screw drivers, bump keys, bolt cutters, pliers, blow torches, grinders, night vision goggles, slim jims, lock picks except while on your property and for the purpose of employment and then only when immediately engaged in work or travelling to or from your place of employment.
If you see any suspicious behavior, including, but not limited to a breach of these conditions, do not approach Giles, but contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.
SURREY Mayor Doug McCallum said in a statement:
“I am appalled that this sexual predator is being released into the very community that he committed his heinous crimes. This not only puts our citizens at risk, but it is also a revictimization of the victims. Along with a lengthy list of release conditions, it’s clearly stated in the RCMP notification that he is a dangerous sex offender with a high risk to reoffend. Our system isn’t working, and what we have here borders on the absurd. We need an overhaul in how we deal with these sexual predators. It’s far too common that dangerous sex offenders find their way back to the very place where they committed the crimes. This should be a call for all law-abiding citizens to demand legislative changes on this front.”