Adhering to the Release of High Risk Offender Information Protocol, HRM Partners in Policing are advising all citizens, particularly those residing in the Halifax-area, regarding the release of a high-risk offender.
Donald Duane Bartlett, 49, has been released from a federal penitentiary after completing a sentence for distribution of child pornography, printing/publishing child pornography, possession of child pornography and counselling another person to commit an indictable offence that was not committed. Bartlett has a criminal record that includes convictions for sexual offences against children and has been assessed as a high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner.
Bartlett is described as a white male, 5’8”, 218 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes (see attached picture).
As part of his release, Bartlett has been sentenced to a Long-term Supervision Order and has been placed on a number of strict conditions regarding his interaction with children under the age of 16 including:
- Not attend a public park or public swimming area where a person under the age of 16 are present or can reasonably be expected to be present, or a day care centre, school ground, playground or community centre.
- Not have any contact, including communicating by any means with a person who is under the age of 16 unless the offender does so under the supervision of a person whom the Court considers appropriate.
- Using the Internet or other digital network unless the offender does so in accordance with conditions set by the Court.
Anyone who observes Bartlett breaching these conditions or has information on breaches of these condition is asked to contact police at 902.490.5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.
This information is provided to alert members of the public of his release into the community. Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct will not be tolerated.