Cyril Douglas Apetagon

By Stephane Massinon, Calgary Herald - April 14, 2012

Police are warning Calgarians about a high-risk sex offender who has just been released from prison.

Police said Friday that Cyril Douglas Apetagon, 29, finished a four-year jail term for break and enter and sexual assault against a child.

In that case, he sneaked into a child's bedroom, crawled into the bed and sexually assaulted a 13yearold boy. He was still on probation at the time for another sexual assault, against an eight-year-old girl.

"It's this type of offence where someone is in their own home that causes us concern," said Sgt. Rich Veldhoen of the high-risk offender program.

Apetagon will be monitored for two years, by court order.

He has been convicted of various offences in Calgary and Winnipeg, including accessing child pornography, sexual assault, aggravated assault and vehicle theft.

Apetagon typically offends after drinking or taking drugs and is prohibited from consuming alcohol or being near areas where children may be present, like playgrounds.

"Mr. Apetagon has a lack of insight into his reasons of why he reoffends and that is another reason we have a concern," Veldhoen said.

Police have released a photograph of Apetagon. He is an aboriginal man, five-feet-11, weighs 170 pounds, is of medium build with brown eyes and black hair.

The warning is meant to help people take precautions, not to spark vigilante justice, police said.