James Bateman – Repeat Sex Offender – ONE DAY AFTER RELEASE

High-risk sex offender James Bateman, who was released Thursday, March 20 from Kingston Penitentiary, lasted little more than a day on the outside before violating parole and going back to jail.

Bateman was arrested on Friday, March 21 by Kingston Police after allegedly threatening children in a playground next to the residence where he stayed on the first night of his release.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Kingston Police Chief Bill Closs issued a public warning about the release of the repeat sex offender whose crimes go back 20 years and involve women and children.

Bateman had been released early Thursday morning from KP after serving a two- year term for breaching conditions of a court order he was on following an earlier federal release.

Bateman was arrested after a Kingston police officer was on his way to do a curfew check on Bateman at about 9:30 p.m. Friday. Two children who were playing basketball on school grounds informed the officer that a man had yelled death threats at them only moments earlier.

The alleged threats came only 36 hours after Bateman’s release.

Bateman was charged with two counts of threatening and one count of breach of probation.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
……….Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch