Intercourse offender was by chance let loose from Ottawa jail

Brendon Wayne Spurrell, 22, is needed by Ottawa police.

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Ottawa police are nonetheless trying to find Brendon Wayne Spurrell, a convicted youngster predator who was launched from the Innes Street jail by mistake whereas awaiting trial for intercourse assault and loss of life threats.


Spurrell, 22, is needed on a warrant and he faces expenses together with assault, sexual assault and several other breaches of court-ordered situations. He’s thought-about harmful.

“Spurrell was in court docket (final Friday) and was to not be launched. Circumstances of his launch are being examined by provincial authorities,” police mentioned in an announcement Thursday.

“Anybody with info on his present whereabouts is requested to name 9-1-1. Please don’t strategy him.”


Nameless suggestions may be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at

On Thursday afternoon, the Ministry of the Legal professional Normal mentioned Spurrell was “erroneously” launched from the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

The ministry didn’t reply questions requested by this newspaper relating to how a convicted intercourse offender whom police describe as harmful was by chance launched from custody.


Nonetheless, the ministry mentioned in a press release that “upon studying concerning the launch of the accused, steps have been taken to inform the victims and guarantee their security.

“The Ministry of the Legal professional Normal takes this example very critically and is working with our justice companions to rigorously evaluate the circumstances that led to this launch.”

In February 2019, Spurrell was sentenced to 2 years and two months in jail for sexually assaulting a minor after he met her on-line, however was launched for time served in pretrial custody. He was later charged after his launch with extra crimes, together with one other sexual assault.


With recordsdata from Gary Dimmock



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