UPDATE: High-risk repeat sex offender arrested in Hope

Graham Lackey was apprehended in Memorial Park on Friday night shortly after his release

Graham Lackey

A high-risk repeat sex offender was arrested on Friday in Hope for breaching his probation conditions.

Residents in the Chilliwack-Hope area were notified by authorities about Graham Lackey’s release from custody at Ford Mountain Institution last Thursday. Immediately upon his release, RCMP plain clothes officers began conducting surveillance.

Lackey was found breaching his probation order in Memorial Park just before 9:20 p.m. on Friday. He was immediately arrested and held in custody for a court appearance in Chilliwack on Monday. Lackey has been charged with three counts of breaching his probation order and has been remanded into custody until his next court appearance on July 29.

The 46-year-old man has a significant criminal history including indecent exposure, possession of child pornography, uttering threats, theft under $5,000, and breach of probation.

Lackey was under 13 court-ordered conditions as part of his probation order. They included not possessing, owning or carrying any weapons; not consuming or possessing alcohol or any controlled substances; not having contact, direct or indirect, with anyone under the age of 16; not attending a public park, public swimming area, daycare centre, school ground or playground where anyone under the age of 16 is present or can reasonably be expected to frequent; and not owning, possessing or accessing any personal computers or electronic devices capable of accessing the Internet.