Warrant issued for rapist

Violent sex offender Marcellus Jacob is on the lam. The 28-year-old Whitehorse resident was serving a seven-year sentence for brutally raping and torturing a woman when he breached the conditions of his statutory release last week.

Violent sex offender Marcellus Jacob is on the lam.

The 28-year-old Whitehorse resident was serving a seven-year sentence for brutally raping and torturing a woman when he breached the conditions of his statutory release last week.

The Correctional Service of Canada issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Jacob on April 2.

There’s no evidence Jacob has returned to the Yukon, say Whitehorse RCMP. But in the past he said he wants to return home to Whitehorse.

This is the third time Jacob has breached his release conditions.

He has walked away from a halfway house in Vancouver at least twice.

In August of 2008, after five days at large, Jacob turned himself in.

He left in a similar fashion in November in 2006.

In May, Jacob was considered a “moderate-to-high risk for future violent offending and for future sexual violence” by corrections authorities.

In 2001, Jacob, then 21, raped and tortured at Whitehorse woman at knifepoint for several hours after he broke into her home late at night and bound her with Duct Tape.

She was repeatedly threatened, cut, raped, sodomized and “subjected to numerous indignities designed to humiliate and terrorize her,” according to a parole board report.

During sentencing for the crime, Jacob was described as a “ticking bomb” by the judge.

Jacob had a troubled childhood. He was abused by his parents, spent most of his childhood in government custody and exhibited a range of troubling behavior, including uncontrollable rages and penchants for lighting fires and hurting animals.

Jacob has brown eyes and short, black hair. He’s 5’4”, or 167 cm, and 77 kilograms, or 169 pounds. He is of First Nation descent.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts are asked to call the RCMP at 667-5555.

Contact John Thompson at


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