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Police warm of high-risk offender living in Halifax

Christopher Michael Watts
Christopher Michael Watts

HALIFAX, NS - Halifax Police are warning the public about a high-risk sex offender who recently arrived in Halifax.

Christopher Michael Watts, 57, was released from a federal correctional facility in British Columbia on Aug 1, after completing a sentence for manslaughter, sexual interference and sexual assault.

He is considered a high risk to reoffend sexually and has exhibited a pattern of providing large amounts of drugs to girls and engaging in sexual activity with them without regard for their ability to consent.

Watts is white, 6′ tall, 160 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.


He is under a long-term supervision order with the following conditions:

-not to consume, purchase or possess alcohol or illegal drugs

-not to own, use or possess a computer or any device that would allow access to the internet

-not to be in the presence of any female children under the age of 18 unless accompanied by a responsible adult who knows his criminal history and has been approved by his parole supervisor

-report all friendships, sexual relationships and intimate relationships with women


If anyone sees Watts violating any of these conditions they are asked to call 911.

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