In the interest of public safety, Edmonton police are issuing a warning to residents of a convicted sexual offender, who was recently released, and is planning on living in the Capital Region.

Police are warning members of the public that Kevin John Taylor, 49, was recently released from the Bowden Correctional Centre – after serving a 12 year sentence for a sexual assault that took place in 2000.

According to police, Taylor is a convicted sexual offender, with a history of sexually assaulting women and girls 18-years-of age and under – and plans to live in the Edmonton area.

Taylor is considered to be at a high risk to reoffend, sexually and violently against females, the Edmonton Police Service Behavioral Assessment Unit will be monitoring him.

Taylor is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 188 cm (6’2”) tall
  • 84 kg (185 lbs)
  • Gray hair
  • Blue eyes

This information is being issued after deliberation by police of a number of issues, including privacy concerns, in the belief that it is in the interest of public safety to inform the community.

Police advise Edmontonians that the intention is to allow citizens to take appropriate precautionary measures, and the information is not being released to encourage any kind of vigilante action.