In April 2011, the Abbotsford Police Department issued a warning about a violent sex offender being released from prison after he had served his full sentence.
Now, David Joseph Dutiaume is in trouble with the law again, but for a different type of offence.
Dutiaume, 25, was recently charged with break-and-enter, theft over $5,000 and possession of stolen property over $5,000. He has pleaded guilty to the theft charge and is next scheduled to appear in Abbotsford provincial court on Oct. 1 for a pre-sentence report.
Const. Ian MacDonald said Dutiaume is accused of breaking into a home on Aug. 10 in the 4100 block of Bridgeview Street in Abbotsford and stealing about $20,000 worth of items, including electronics.
MacDonald said the home was allegedly vandalized, resulting in about $5,000 worth of damage.
Dutiaume was denied bail and has been in custody since his arrest. His co-accused, Deviena Marie Ouellette, 19, was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 20.
This is not Dutiaume’s first charges since his release from prison. In December 2011, he was charged with, and later convicted of, mischief after he had an argument with an individual and kicked in a glass window at an unoccupied store. He was placed on one year’s probation.
In February of this year, he pleaded guilty to theft under $5,000.
Dutiaume was first sent to prison in 2005 to serve a six-year sentence for the brutal sexual assault of an 84-year-old woman in Surrey.
He was 15 years old in June 2002 when he posed as a donations collector for Unicef and forced his way into the victim’s home.
He put a pillow over her face, punched her repeatedly, and raped her. The victim’s daughter arrived to see Dutiaume fleeing with her mom’s purse.
DNA evidence tied him to the crime scene two years later, and he was sentenced as an adult.
Dutiaume was expected to live in Abbotsford following his release from prison in April 2011, prompting police to issue a public notification. At the time, they said assessments conducted of Dutiaume during his incarceration indicated that re-integration into the community could be an issue.
MacDonald said although Dutiaume does not currently reside in Abbotsford, he has ties to the community and all his crimes since his release from prison have occurred here.