Saskatchewan RCMP are warning the public about a 45-year-old former Prince George resident who is at a high risk to reoffend.
On March 13, Brent Adair Habetler was charged with committing an indecent act at the Lloydminster swimming pool.
Police are now warning the residents of the nearby community of Maidstone, Sask.. and the surrounding area of the presence of Habetler.
He was charged with willfully committing an indecent act in a public place in the presence of one or more persons before a justice of the peace on March 14 and was released on conditions.
A short time later, Lloydminster RCMP located Habetler outside a local daycare. He was subsequently arrested and charged with breach of release conditions.
Back in 2000, Habetler was arrested in Prince George for two counts of indecent exposure, one at a drivethru restaurant and the other at the Elksentre.
Police at the time said they had witnesses who could prove Habetler, who was then 23-years-old, was responsible for the acts. However, one charge was later dropped and Habetler was acquitted of the other.
In July 2000, Habetler spoke to the Prince George Free Press about how the accusation had upset his life.
“It’s got to be one of the worst things to be accused of,” he was quoted. “I’d rather be accused of anything else.”
He said he had been at church at the time with a host of witnesses and his description did not at all match the testimony of the witnesses.
Habetler is now scheduled to appear in Lloydminster, Alta., court on April 4. for his recent charges.
RCMP stress that notifying the public about Habetler is to enable people to take suitable preventative measures and not to embark upon any form of vigilantism or other unreasonable conduct directed at Habetler.