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Peterborough Police Advise Public About Sex Offender Parolee Living In Local Halfway House

PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough Police say officers are aware that a 79-year-old federal parolee has been assigned to a Peterborough halfway house.

According to police the parolee is at a place where there is oversight but should that change and the level of public safety be impacted more information could be released by an order of the Chief of Police.

According to the Kingston Whig-Standard the 79-year-old George Eddie Olivetta, also known as George Stea, is currently serving a three-year, four-month and four-day sentence after pleading guilty.

“After sentencing him, Justice Alison J. Wheeler also ordered him included for life on the Sex Offender Information Registry and imposed a lifetime order banning Stea from public swimming areas and parks, playgrounds and community centres where children are or are likely to be present and forbidding him from working or volunteering in any capacity that would place him in a position of trust or authority over anyone under 16. He’s also barred for life from accessing the internet, other than for work purposes or under the direct supervision of a responsible adult.” said an article on January 23.

As part of his sentence, the Olivetta was also put on the provincial Sex Offender Registry (SOR) which requires anyone on that registry to report to the local police of jurisdiction on an annual basis.  In addition, Peterborough Police Service officers engage in checks on individuals on the SOR to ensure compliance with the conditions of their release.

“A psychological review of Olivetti found he minimized his responsibility for his crimes in the past and is likely an “above average” risk to reoffend. However, his Statistical Information on Recidivism score indicated that two out of three offenders with the same score will not commit an indictable offence within three years of release. The review suggested that should Olivetta be released, he would require close monitoring and programming.” said the Whig.

His parole is to be six months in length.

This story has been updated with more information about the parolee.


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