Halifax Police issue warning about high-risk offender

Braedon Clark
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Sem Paul Obed


Halifax Regional Police and RCMP are warning the public that a man with a long history of violent behaviour is moving to the city.

Sem Paul Obed, 43, was released from a federal prison this morning after serving a two-year sentence for assault causing bodily harm and breach of probation after he attacked a bartender in Happy Valley-Goose Bay in August 2012.

Obed has more than 30 prior convictions for a battery of crimes, ranging from attempted murder to sexual assault. With a criminal record dating back to 1984 and at a very high risk to re-offend in a sexual or violent manner according to a professional evaluation, Obed’s presence in Halifax must be noted under the High Risk Offender Information Protocol.

Obed is an Inuk man, five-foot-11 and 170 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, a dark moustache and he wears glasses.

While in Halifax, Obed must abide by several conditions, including a curfew and avoidance of alcohol.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Halifax, Happy Valley, Goose Bay

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Recent comments

  • Lilly Tyler
    September 01, 2014 - 07:35

    Bring back capital punishment. NOW that we have more scientific forensic PROOF.... it ONLY makes sense, unless ofcourse a system is not trying to make sense.

  • John Savard
    August 29, 2014 - 10:41

    Why hadn't he been declared a dangerous offender? Somehow, it needs to be explained to the Federal Government that no possibility of a sexual assault, just like no possibility of a terrorist attack that kills thousands of people at once, can be tolerated.