Sexual predator caught in Surrey

Police found convicted rapist and fugitive Marcellus Jacob in a Surrey home late Thursday night, and are detaining him in BC until fresh charges related to his escape can be filed.

Police found convicted rapist and fugitive Marcellus Jacob in a Surrey home late Thursday night, and are detaining him in BC until fresh charges related to his escape can be filed.

The violent sex offender had been free for nearly two weeks after breaching the conditions of his peace bond.

Jacob has served a seven-year prison term for sadistically torturing and raping a woman in 2001.

It was believed the Whitehorse native might be trying to return to Whitehorse, but he was caught on the Lower Mainland.

“He’s held in custody pending a court appearance where we’ll be seeking to remand him with criminal charges,” said Sgt. Mark Groves, spokesperson for the RCMP.

“At the very least he’ll be charged with breaching his conditions, but other charges are pending,” said Groves.

Jacob isn’t being detained for committing any sexual offences committed while was on the lam, he said.

Jacob was arrested by the Integrated Sexual Predator Observation Team, which involves RCMP, Vancouver Police and other Lower Mainland forces, with help from the RCMP’s Yukon branch, said Groves. (James Munson)