Sex offender jailed after returning to parks, library

A young Kamloops sex offender who violated conditions of his sentence barring him from visiting parks and libraries has been sentenced to spend seven months behind bars.

But, after being given credit for time served, Jose Germain will be a free man by mid-November.

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The 21-year-old was arrested in June after a pair of incidents. On June 6, police found Germain in Riverside Park, violating a judge’s order prohibiting him from visiting parks or any places where young people might gather.

On June 22, police were surveilling Germain when he entered the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library on Victoria Street, violating the same order. He was subsequently arrested.

Germain was handed a seven-month jail sentence, but will spend only 18 days behind bars after being given credit for time served.

Germain was convicted in 2016 of two counts of sexual assault and one count of making or publishing child pornography.

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