**** HRP Media Release
High Risk-Offender Notification: Gerald Edmund Pike
In accordance with the Nova Scotia Release of High-Risk Offender Information Protocol, Halifax Regional Police is advising all citizens, particularly those in the Halifax region, that a high-risk offender is residing in our community.
Gerald Edmund Pike, 53, was released from a correctional facility after completing a sentence for offences including sexual assault, theft, uttering threats and failure to comply with court orders. Pike has a criminal convictions history for violent offences dating back to 1999 that includes convictions for sexual assault, assault, assault causing bodily harm, criminal harassment and uttering threats. Pike has been assessed as being at a high-risk to re-offend.
Pike is on a long-term supervision order and will be required to follow strict conditions including restrictions on any activity that involves contact with children under the age of 18. He is to abstain from the consumption or possession of alcohol or drugs and is not to possess any weapon, knife or sharp instrument outside his residence.
This information is provided to alert members of the public of his presence in our community and is not intended to encourage any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct.
We ask citizens to call police at 902-490-5020 if they believe Pike is violating his release conditions.