Yukon sex offender rearrested

A convicted sex offender, who went missing from a halfway house five days ago, was arrested today in Vancouver.

A convicted sex offender, who went missing from a halfway house five days ago, was arrested today in Vancouver.

In 2001, Marcellus Jacob broke into a woman’s downtown Whitehorse home and viciously raped her at knifepoint for five hours.

He was convicted of the crime the following year and sentenced to seven years in jail.

On Sunday, Jacob walked away from the Belkin Halfway House in downtown Vancouver.

When released on parole, Jacob was told that he was at “a moderate to high risk for future violent offending and for future sexual violence.”

However, the 27-year-old had to be released because of mandatory provisions in the Corrections and Conditional Releases Act.

Police were notified at 6 p.m. on Sunday when Jacob failed to show up for curfew and a Canada-wide warrant was sent out for his arrest.

Yukon RCMP was put on alert because of Jacob’s ties to the territory.

However, Jacob was arrested five days later never having made it out of Vancouver.

Jacob took off from another halfway house in November 2006.

The previous breach of parole resulted in no more than a four-day extension of his sentence — the length of time that he had been at large.