In accordance with the Nova Scotia Release of High Risk Offender Information Protocol, Halifax Regional Police is advising all citizens, particularly those in the Halifax area, that a high risk offender is residing in our community.
James Andrew MacKay, 36, was released from the Dorchester Penitentiary today, March 22, 2017, after completing a sentence for sexual assault and forcible confinement. MacKay has a history of violent criminal convictions dating back to 2010 that includes convictions for sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, injuring or endangering other animals and uttering threats. MacKay has been assessed as being at a high risk to re-offend. His victims have included adult women, one whom he had only known for a brief period prior to the offence.
MacKay will be on court imposed conditions for two years and will be required to follow a multitude of strict conditions, some of which include:
- Give notice of any address change
- No alcohol or drugs (including being served at any establishment)
- Should you alter your appearance, upon demand of a Police/Peace Officer, submit to having your current photograph taken
- Abide by your curfew and remain in your residence everyday between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- No contact with victims
- No weapons
MacKay is a 36-year-old white man, 5’10”, 181 lbs., with green eyes, brown hair and a beard.
This information is provided to alert members of the public of his presence in our community. Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct will not be tolerated.
Note: Two photos of James MacKay are attached. One with a beard, as he appears today, and another without.