Kingston Police warn of high risk offender release

Police in Kingston are issuing a safety notice in relation to the release of Christopher Watts, who they say is deemed a high-risk offender currently on statutory release.

Watts will be living in the Kingston area and will have access to the community.

Police believe he may pose a risk to the community, particularly to women, including girls under 18 years of age. He has a residency condition and will be monitored.

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Following the completion of his sentence, Watts will take on a Long Term Supervision Order that will be in effect until April 6, 2027. He will be monitored by the Kingston Police High-Risk Offender Unit as well as by Correctional Services of Canada.

While under statutory release, Watts must abide by a list of more than a dozen conditions.

Kingston Police says it felt the need to re-update the public, as Christopher Watts’ release was suspended in March 2022 after officials learned that he had met with a female in the community and failed to report the relationship.

A second release from police today says, “In addition to this, Watts was reported to have briefly entered exclusion zones where he was prohibited to be. Christopher Watts was sent back to custody and has now been released on his new Statutory release date. It is in the best interest of the public to be aware that Christopher Watts has returned to Kingston.”

Anyone with information about potential breaches of conditions or concerns of suspicious activity is asked to contact Kingston Police.

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