Sex offender back in jail just hours after release

It didn't take Graham James Lackey long to find his way back to prison after allegedly breaching his probation conditions.

A high-risk repeat sex offender released into the Chilliwack-Hope area just last week is already back in custody after breaching his probation conditions.

Forty-six year old Graham James Lackey was released from the Ford Mountain Institution, and plain-clothes RCMP officers kept an eye on him.

Around 9:18 p.m. Friday night, he was re-arrested.  RCMP Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen said Lackey had allegedly gone to Hope Memorial Park on a night when kids movies were being shown.

When he was picked up, vanNieuwenhuizen said officers found drugs on him. A third breach may have occurred when he allegedly contacted a person under the age of 16.

“Our officers were very diligent and worked long hours in conducting surveillance and monitoring Lackey’s behaviour,” vanNieuwenhuizen said. “The safety of the community was our paramount concern. When notification was made of Lackey’s release we acted swiftly to put this surveillance plan in place.”

Lackey appeared in court Monday and he has been charged with three counts of breach probation order.

He’ll make another court appearance July 29.