A man convicted of kidnapping a three-year-old boy from a Sparwood home will remain behind bars.
This after a federal parole board recently determined 52-year-old Randall Hopley is likely to commit sexual offences against a child if released from prison.
The decision says Hopley has not participated in rehabilitation programming and has declined to participate in psychological assessments.
The board says there is no indication Hopley has reduced his risk to the community.
They recommended he completes a sex offender program and demonstrates insight into his crimes before his case is reviewed again next year.
Hopley abducted three year old Kienan Hebert from a second flood bedroom while he was sleeping in September 2011.
Hebert was then returned home four days later after unharmed the child’s parents made a public plea.
Hopley was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of abducting the child, breaking and entering and possession of stolen property.
He also received another 10 years of supervision following his release.
He was also designated a long-term offender after various courts heard that he sexually assaulted young children while living in a foster home as a teen.
– with files from the Canadian Press
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