Police warning public about statutory release of ‘high-risk’ sex offender who was arrested in Surrey

But authorities are not revealing which city or municipality Donald Kocurek will call home.

Donald Kocurec

SURREY — Transit Police are warning the public about a “high-risk” sex offender who is being released from jail and will reside in the Lower Mainland.

But authorities are not revealing which city or municipality Donald Kocurek will call home.

Transit Police spokeswoman Anne Drennan said Kocurek is “extremely well known to police” and was  arrested near Scott Road SkyTrain station after sexually assaulting a young woman on the train. After spending 14 months in pretrial he was sentenced to one month in jail and two years probation for the sexual assault, Drennan said. She added that consecutive to that Kocurek was sentenced to three months in jail and two months probation for wilfully resisting a police officer. His name will also be on the national registry for sex offenders, she said.

“The Correction Service of Canada has identified Kocurek as a high-risk violent offender and he is characterized as a high risk to re-offend,” Drennan said.

Kocurek is white, 46, five feet 10 inches tall and 200 pounds. “He has a fair complexion with grey hair and blue eyes,” Drennan said.

The terms of his statutory release include not possessing knives except for preparing and eating food, and not to possess any liquid, spray, powder or other substance that is capable of injuring, immobilizing or otherwise incapacitating any person.

Police ask anyone who witnesses Donald Kocurek violating any of these conditions to call 911 immediately.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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