Public alert issued concerning a high-risk offender recently released into the community

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Disclaimer: this article refers to incidents of sexual assault and harm. 

Waterloo Regional Police has warned the public about high-risk offender Hayan Yassin, 34, who was released on Sept. 14.

He was convicted in 2011 of sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, sexual assault cause bodily harm and kidnapping against two university students. He has been released from prison and will reside in Kitchener. 

The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Offender Management Unit believes Yassin poses a high risk to reoffend or breach his terms. 

He was originally released in 2018 on parole with conditions and monitoring but had failed to oblige to his conditions. His parole was revoked and he was placed back in custody four months later after he violated several terms. 

As a part of his current conditions, he is not to be in, near or around the campuses of the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University without the written permission of a parole supervisor.

This area specifically encompasses the locations contained from Columbia Street West, Weber Street North, Erb Street East, Willow Street, William Street East, Westmount Road South, Erb Street West, Fischer Hallman Road North and back up to Columbia Street West.

As well, he must report any attempts to initiate intimate sexual and non-sexual friendships with females, along with any contacts and any changes to those relationships and must also request permission from the parole supervisor prior to using online dating websites, services or mobile device applications. 

The current terms of his release can be found here.

The WRPS is working with the Correctional Service of Canada to monitor the terms of his release but are asking for help from the community to reduce the risk.

The victims involved in the incidents have been notified of his release. If he is seen breaching his terms, do not approach but call 911.


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