RCMP Warn of High Risk Offender Moving to Fort Saskatchewan Area
McCoy, who was this week released from the Regional Psychiatric Centre, completed a federal sentence spanning 2,588 days for robbery, sexual assault, uttering threats, overcome resistance, and indecent act.
Police, who termed McCoy “a high risk violent sex offender,” also said that McCoy “has a history of violence toward females, including elderly females.” They also warn that McCoy “represents a risk of sexually offending against females over the age of sixteen.”
McCoy is described as a 39-year-old caucasian male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 165 lbs., with brown eyes and blonde hair. He will be residing in the Fort Saskatchewan area, say police.
The incidents leading up to McCoy’s over seven year incarceration occurred over the course of 11 days in June of 2004, according to a 2005 article in the Edmonton Journal.
At that time, it was reported that McCoy was convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female runaway that he had met in a park in Edmonton’s Garneau neighbourhood. Apparently, after luring the teen into his car with the promise of drugs, and choking her near the point of unconsciousness, he threatened to kill her unless she had sex with him.
Eleven days later, on June 11, 2004, McCoy was apparently engaged in further criminal activity. McCoy found himself convicted of sexual assault and indecent exposure for attacking a woman near 97th Street and Argyll Road in Edmonton.
In that incident, McCoy reportedly, pants down, followed a woman who was walking to work. After lunging at her, trying to kiss her, and reaching up her skirt, the victim fled and called police.
Because the RCMP believe him to be a high risk to reoffend, they felt it was in the public interest “to inform members of the community” of McCoy’s recent release from jail.
“The RCMP believes that there is a risk of significant harm to the health or safety of the public, and in particular, females of all ages,” stated their media release.
“Members of the public are advised that the intent of the process is to enable members of the public to take suitable precautionary measures and not to embark on any form of vigilante action,” police also said.