Sex offender Kenneth Kirton, 55, failed to return to his halfway house April 11, prompting a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. (Courtesy Vancouver Police Department)

Sex offender Kenneth Kirton, 55, failed to return to his halfway house April 11, prompting a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. (Courtesy Vancouver Police Department)

UPDATE: Missing high-risk sex offender arrested, returned to Vancouver

Kenneth Kirton, 55, failed to return to his halfway house April 11

A dangerous sex offender is back in custody after failing to return to his halfway house in Vancouver Monday (April 11).

Kenneth Kirton, 55, is on a 10-year supervision order, following a 1987 sexual assault conviction. The Vancouver Police Department has been monitoring him since March 2020.

On Monday evening, they noticed that Kirton didn’t return to his lodgings, prompting a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest.

By Thursday morning, VPD said its officers had found Kirton and arrested him. He remains in custody.

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