Following the High Risk Offender Information Protocol (http://novascotia.ca/just/publications/docs/High-Risk-Offender-Protocol-2012.pdf), Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP are providing information to all citizens of Nova Scotia, particularly those living in Halifax, about an individual residing in our community who is deemed a high risk to re-offend.
Forty-three-year-old Sem Paul Obed was released from a federal penitentiary earlier this morning after serving a full two-year sentence for assault causing bodily harm and breach of probation. Mr. Obed indicated that he will be residing in Halifax. As part of his release, Mr. Obed is under numerous conditions: to abstain from the consumption, purchase and possession of alcohol; abstain from entering any place where alcohol is sold or consumed as the primary source of business; and remain in his residence every day between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
In addition to the sentence he just completed, Obed has over 30 past convictions for a number of other crimes including attempt murder, sexual assaults and assault with a weapon. His criminal record dates back to 1984. He is described as an Inuk man (Inuit), 5’11”, 170 lbs., with black hair, brown eyes, a dark moustache and he wears glasses. Mr. Obed has been professionally assessed as a very high risk to re-offend in a sexual and violent manner.
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.