Vancouver police have warned that a high-risk sex offender has disappeared from his home just hours after he was granted legal release on Friday.
Tony Okanase, 39, is currently wanted across Canada.
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He was granted legal release from prison in Agassiz on Friday morning.
According to police, Okase reported the incident to the house of a transfer family in Vancouver, but later checked out and was neither seen nor contacted after that.
“Okanase, who is now wanted across Canada, has a history of violent sexual crimes against strangers dating back to 2003,” a VPD official said in a release.
“He’s a high risk to the public.”
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Police describe Okanase as 6 feet tall, 190 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.
He may wear glasses, has a maple leaf and star tattoo on his right forearm, a bear paw on his chest, and a symbol on his neck.
If you see Okanase, please call 911 immediately.
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