A charge of breaching the conditions of a longterm supervision order is being recommended for a child molester who has a history of abusing boys and girls that dates back to the 1980s.
Shaun Joshua Deacon, 48, has been accused of violating the long list of special conditions by which he must abide. He has breached his 10-year long-term supervision order more than 15 times since his release in 2004, according to the Parole Board of Canada.
After serving a threeyear sentence for sexually assaulting an eight-yearold boy in an Aldergrove Dairy Queen washroom, followed by another two years for having a 10-yearold boy in his room at his halfway house while on parole, Deacon was released into the community in November 2004.
From then until May 2006, despite being monitored by a personal escort, Deacon's long-term supervision order was suspended at least four times. Between August 2006 and December 2008, Deacon's release was suspended on at least eight occasions.
In December 2008, his release was suspended after he failed to report to his parole supervisor that he had started a relationship with a woman who had two teenage sons.
Deacon's last release was in August 2011. He has breached five times. Most recently, the longterm supervision order was suspended on Aug. 12, 2013, after he breached three of his special conditions: having no direct or indirect contact with any child under 16 unless preapproved by his parole supervisor, not attending places where children under the age of 16 are likely to be, and not having access to the Internet.
Deacon is considered a high risk to reoffend sexually and violently. "Satisfied that no appropriate program... would adequately protect society" from him, the parole board recommended the criminal charge, and that the requirement that Deacon reside in a facility to which he must return nightly be extended for 180 days.
Jennifer Saltman is a reporter with the Vancouver Province.
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