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Police out with warning about high-risk offender

They believe Hayan Yassin poses a high risk to reoffend or breach the terms of his release
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Waterloo Regional Police issued a warning Wednesday regarding a high-risk offender who was recently released.

34-year-old Hayan Yassin was released Monday, and is living in Kitchener.

In 2011, he was convicted of sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, sexual assault causing bodily harm, and kidnapping.

Police say Yassin was released on parole in 2018, but it was revoked months later after he violated several terms, and was placed back into custody.

His current terms of release include the following:

  • Abide by a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., except for work-related reasons with the parole supervisor’s written agreement
  • Not permitted to consume alcohol or drugs
  • Not permitted to attend drinking establishments
  • Not to be in, near, or around the campuses of the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University without the written permission of the parole supervisor. This area specifically encompasses the locations contained from Columbia Street West to Weber Street North, from Weber Street North to Erb Street East, from Erb Street East to Willow Street, from Willow Street to William Street East, from William Street East to Westmount Road South, from Westmount Road South to Erb Street West, from Erb Street West to Fischer Hallman Road North and back up to Columbia Street West.
  • Must reside at a specific place approved by Correctional Service of Canada
  • Not permitted to purchase, acquire, possess or access pornography or sexually explicit material in any form or type of media
  • Must report any attempts to initiative intimate sexual and non-sexual friendships with females, along with any contacts and any changes to those relationships
  • Must request permission from the parole supervisor prior to using online dating websites, services or mobile device applications

Police believe Yassin poses a high risk to reoffend or breach his terms, and if you see him breaching any terms, police ask you to call 911.

Victims involved in the incidents were also notified of his release.

"This public safety warning has been issued under the authority of Regulation 265/98 of the Police Services Act, which allows for disclosure of personal information about an individual if it is reasonably believed that the individual poses a significant risk of harm to other persons or property, and believes that such disclosure would reduce that risk." stated a release from Waterloo Regional Police.


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