Victoria police have issued a warning about a sex offender living at a halfway house in the city.
Police say James Douglas Campbell, 63, poses a “significant risk of harm” to girls from five to 12 years old.
Campbell, who is currently on parole, is serving 24 years for sexual assault, breaking and entering, forcible confinement and weapons offences, Victoria police said in a statement.
In one case, Campbell sexually assaulted a girl as she was on her way to school, police said. Campbell was a stranger to the girl.
Under the conditions of his statutory release, Campbell must not consume alcohol or other intoxicants, must not be in the company of any child under the age of 18 without a guardian present, must reside at a halfway house in Victoria and must remain in the capital region.
He also must not go near schools, playgrounds, parks, arcades or anywhere else that children could be expected to gather.
If anyone spots Campbell violating the conditions of this parole, they are advised to contact police and not to approach him, the statement said.
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