A convicted sex offender is back behind bars for allegedly breaching conditions, just hours after being released in Nanaimo.27-year-old John Ambrose Seward, was arrested Thursday at about 10:00 p.m.

Nanaimo RCMP spokesman Constable Gary O’Brien has more on this.

Seward was under strict conditions to avoid public parks, swimming pools, daycare centres, school grounds and playgrounds.

He was also required to not be alone with anyone younger than 16, and not to possess or carry a weapon or imitation firearm.
B.C. Corrections issued a notice Thursday afternoon alerting the public that Seward was being released into Nanaimo after serving a five-year sentence for aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault with a weapon.The notice said Seward has “maintained a pattern of predatory and opportunistic violent sexual offending” and poses a risk to women between 15 and 55 years of age.

Seward admitted to a series of violent sexual assaults in Port Alberni between April and September 2009.