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Violent sex offender released from prison, plans to live in Nanaimo

B.C. corrections is warning the public about a high-risk violent sex offender who is being released from prison and plans to live in Nanaimo.
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Paul Little, 28, who has a long criminal history, plans to live in Nanaimo.

B.C. corrections is warning the public about a high-risk violent sex offender who is being released from prison and plans to live in Nanaimo.

Paul Little, 28, has a long criminal history including convictions for aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault causing bodily harm, robbery, fraud and possession of a weapon. He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2009.

Little admitted to an attack on Crace Street in downtown Nanaimo on April 26, 2007, in which he slashed a 19-year-old woman’s neck and face before raping her, according to the Nanaimo Daily News.

On April 26, 2008, he punched another 19-year-old Campbell River woman as he forced her to perform oral sex.

In handing down the five-year prison sentence, the judge in the case said Little showed no visible empathy for the victims and was unable to take responsibility for his crimes, the Daily News reported.

Little’s criminal record dates back to when he was 16 years old and includes one prior sexual assault as well as convictions for property crimes, breaches and robbery.

A presentence report found that Little’s unstable background, limited cognitive skills and a serious head injury when he was 12 contributed to his violent behaviour.

Little is a First Nations man, five-foot-11, 158 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

He was released on conditions not to possess or carry weapons, not to consume or possess alcohol or drugs. He has a curfew between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Anyone who sees Little violating his conditions should call the local police department.

— With files from the Nanaimo Daily News