Sex offender arrested again for breach

Richard Elbertson Richardson was arrested last week

  • Jul. 13, 2011 8:00 p.m.
Richard Richardson

Richard Richardson

A sex offender, who police warned the public about, has breached bail conditions for the second time in two months.

Richard Elbertson Richardson was arrested last week on allegations that he had acquired a roommate around June 13.

He remains in custody and has since been charged with two counts of breaching an undertaking.

Crown has indicated it will be filing an application to revoke bail for the 59-year-old.

In May, Richardson pleaded guilty to another breach charge after he was caught chatting with a teenage boy at the Haney Bus Loop. He was sentence to a day in jail.

Richardson is bound by bail conditions imposed on him in 2009, when he was charged with sexually assaulting a 40-year-old man who had been renting a room in his home.

A trial on the sexual assault charge has yet to conclude.

The bail conditions prohibit Richardson from renting to any person without informing them about his current charges and criminal record. He is also forbidden from having contact with any person under 16.

When police issued the warning about Richardson last year, they said he uses public transit to travel within the community and hands out business cards to young male bus riders.

The business card usually has a pager number on it, with instructions on how to contact Richardson.

He has a criminal record for sexual assault against a young male from a file in the early 1990s.