High-risk violent sex offender Dennis Murphy released from Dorchester, living in Paradise

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is advising the public about the release of a high-risk violent sex offender.

Dennis Murphy, 59, has been released after completion of a federal sentence at Dorchester Penitentiary for sex offences against young females.

In a release issued Friday night, the RNC said they have "reasonable grounds to fear that Murphy will commit another violent sexual offence."

Murphy's behaviour has been described as predatory, in that he commits sex offences against young and vulnerable females, often under the age of 18, by supplying them with drugs and alcohol.  

Murphy is living in the Paradise area. He is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, with an average build and balding light grey hair.

Police said Murphy has been placed on a host of court-ordered conditions which include:

  •        Do not possess any weapon
  •        Do not possess any knife or sharp object
  •        Do not attempt to communicate with any previous victims or their family members
  •        Do not possess, or consume any drug not prescribed by a medical professional
  •        Do not consume, purchase or be in the possession of alcohol
  •        Do not enter any bar or other establishment where alcohol sales is the primary source of business.
  •        Do not enter any home which is the residence of any child under the age of 18 unless in immediate and continued presence of parent/guardian of the child.
  •        Do not engage in any activity that involves contact with children under the age of 18, including through the use of a computer system
  •        Refrain from any activity, employment, or volunteer work that would bring him into contact with any person under the age of 18
  •        Refrain from being present within 100 meters of any public park, swimming pool, daycare, school ground, or community centre where one might reasonably expect children under the age of 18 to be present
  •        Refrain from entering any personal or romantic relationship or cohabitation (including common-law relationship or marriage) with anyone who is parent of or is in the care of any child under the age of 18 unless they have been informed by a police agency of these conditions
  •        Do not attend any shopping mall, retail outlet or other business for any purpose outside of conducting business and do not loiter, linger, initiate or encourage any contact with any person under the age of 18 while on such premises
  •        Do not participate in any organization whether as a volunteer or otherwise where children under the age of 18 are expected to be present.
  •        Remain in his residence with curfew hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily

Anyone with information about any breaches of these conditions by Dennis Murphy can contact the RNC at (709) 729-8000.

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