BRAMPTON Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon has written a letter to federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale for the immediate removal of a registered sex offender from Brampton.
Matthew Harks of British Columbia, now known as Madilyn Harks, was convicted on three counts of sexual assault against girls under the age of eight and has claimed to have victimized up to 60 girls. Peel Regional Police has indicated Harks is now at ‘an elevated risk to offend again’.
Harks has been placed on ‘long term supervised order’ in a halfway house in downtown Brampton under restrictions not to attend public swimming areas, daycares, school grounds or community centres. However, he will receive four hours of unsupervised time daily.
“It is unacceptable that Harks is being placed in our city and putting our children in danger. The residents of Brampton will not tolerate this repeat sex offender living amongst them,” said Dhillon.
“The safety of the residents of Brampton, and most importantly our children, should be taken into the utmost consideration. Harks should not be given the opportunity to re-offend and endanger our citizens.
“I am requesting that swift action be taken immediately.”
Dhillon also noted that Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown had also written about this to Goodale.