Convicted child abductor Randall Hopley living in Vancouver

Hopley was convicted in the kidnapping of 3-year-old Sparwood boy

The man who abducted a three-year-old boy from his Sparwood, B.C, home in 2011 is now living in Vancouver.

Police issued a public warning on Thursday, saying Randall Hopley is now living in the city and poses a risk to the safety of young boys. Neither his neighbourhood nor his address were released.

Hopley, 53, was sentenced to six years behind bars and deemed a long-term offender in 2013, after he kidnapped Kienan Hebert from his bedroom two years earlier, triggering an Ambert Alert. The toddler was returned home four days later, unharmed.

The Correctional Service of Canada assessed Hopley as “a high risk for violent and sexual re-offending,” police said. He is bound by a 10-year long-term supervision order and was convicted of sexual assault and break-and-enters prior to the Sparwood case.

He is living in Vancouver under several conditions, including to not be in, near or around places where children under the age of 16 are likely to be, unless accompanied by an adult approved by his parole supervisor. He also must abide by a daily curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Hopley is described as white, five foot nine inches tall, 150 lbs., with brown hair, hazel eyes and often has a beard.

Anyone who sees him violating conditions is asked to call 911.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Road rescue near Sayward points to volunteer need

Fire department recruits can be tough for small, remote communities

Quadra hikers found after two days in the wild

Two women did not return from what was supposed to be an hour-long walk Wednesday

Hunter who saved man pinned inside smashed truck says ‘God was sending me to him’

Sayward man describes chance discovery of Duncan Moffat, 23, in North Island woods

Man arrested in Campbell River following alleged getaway attempt

Suspect faces charges including dangerous driving; drug investigation ongoing

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

REPLAY: B.C’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week across the province

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

NEB approves operating pressure increase to repaired Enbridge pipeline

The pipeline burst outside of Prince George on Oct. 9, now operating at 85 per cent

B.C. VIEWS: Setting speed limits in a post-fact political environment

Media prefer ‘speed kills’ narrative, even when it fails to appear

Controversy erupts over Japanese flag in B.C. classroom (updated)

Online petition demanding removal has collected more than 5,700 signatures

Most Read