Froese pleads guilty
The convicted rapist arrested after a Kamloops woman was kidnapped, drugged and sexually assaulted last year has pleaded guilty.
Jack Froese entered guilty pleas to charges of kidnapping and sexual assault.
The Crown is not proceeding on the remaining counts of administering a noxious substance and theft of a motor vehicle.
The 31-year-old was arrested on Nov. 25, 2011 — one day after a woman working in a Tranquille Road store was abducted, drugged and sexually assaulted over a period of hours.
Froese stole the woman’s truck to get away with her, and injected her with a needle filled with cocaine.
Froese has a long criminal record, including multiple convictions for violent sexual offences, and has served lengthy terms in federal institutions.
According to parole documents, he has refused treatment in the past.
Froese has previously been convicted of sexual assaults that took place in 2003 and 2004 — the latter involving a violent knife-point rape of a Saskatoon hotel worker.
Last May, when Froese was released from a federal prison and took up residence with family in Kamloops, he was the subject of a rare warning from the RCMP.
Police released his picture, a list of some of his past offences and the conditions he was to abide by in the community.
After he was arrested in November, Kamloops RCMP Supt. Yves Lacasse said Mounties checked in on Froese 146 times in the 147 days he was living in Kamloops.
He is slated to undergo an assessment, and return to court on June 25. At that time, the Crown will likely decide whether dangerous offender or long-term offender status will be sought.
Froese remains in custody.