Judge sentenced Langley carjacker to 10 years supervision

A man who served time for a series of violent rapes in Alberta, then carjacked a woman in Langley last year, has been designated a long-term offender.

Andrew Aurie Jefferson, 29, pleaded guilty in January to robbery and was sentenced Friday in B.C. Provincial Court in Surrey.

He received four years in prison, minus credit for 497 days of time served in pretrial custody. After his release into the community, Jefferson will be subject to a 10-year supervision order as part of being declared a long-term offender.

The designation is given to individuals convicted of a serious personal-injury offence who, on the evidence, are likely to re-offend.

“There is a substantial risk Mr. Jefferson will reoffend,” Judge Michael Hicks said in his decision.

Last June, Jefferson approached a woman in the parking lot of her apartment building in Langley and grabbed her from behind, saying, “You’re being stabbed, I’m taking your car.” He held a sharp object to her stomach and cut her. When the woman dropped her car keys, he took them and drove away in her car. A witness called 911, and Jefferson was quickly located and arrested.

At the time of the offence, Jefferson was subject to a two-year peace bond that was issued in November 2011, when Jefferson was released from prison after serving a 6½-year sentence for a series of armed rapes he committed in Calgary as the Falconridge Rapist.

When Jefferson was released from prison three years ago, he was considered an untreated high-risk sex offender.

– Jennifer Saltman is a reporter for the Vancouver Province

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