Police say Shaun Deacon has changed his appearance significantly since being released from prison in mid-March. (Photo courtesy of the Abbotsford Police Department)

Police say Shaun Deacon has changed his appearance significantly since being released from prison in mid-March. (Photo courtesy of the Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford Police release new photos of repeat sex offender released into public

Shaun Joshua Deacon, 56, has been described as ‘one of Canada’s most notorious child molesters’

Abbotsford Police have released updated photos of a repeat sex offender who was recently released into the population.

Shaun Joshua Deacon, 56, has been described as “one of Canada’s most notorious child molesters,” and was released from Matsqui Institution on March 18, having served his full sentence.

He has convictions for sexual offences against children in 1988, 1996 and 1998, and breached supervision orders in 2002, 2009, 2014 and 2018, according to police.

The Abbotsford Police have been providing frequent updates about Deacon, including a shoplifting arrest on April 5.

“Mr. Deacon has changed his appearance significantly,” says an April 21 press release.

“The Abbotsford Police Department continues to closely monitor Mr. Deacon while he remains in our community. We will continue to inform the public when necessary on any updates that will assist in keeping the community informed.”

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