Break-and-enter charges for David Dutiaume

Abbotsford Police warned of the sex offender's release from prison in April 2011.

David Dutiaume

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.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Vancouver Canucks playing pre-season game in Abbotsford

Canucks hosting Ottawa Senators on Monday, Sept. 23

Abbotsford water polo talent earns national gold

16U athletes Sarah Portas and Annika Reinfjell help lead Fraser Valley to first

Harrison Hot Springs to consider single-use plastics ban

Village staff will come back to council with a report on what a possible ban could look like

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Langley’s oldest and last strip bar shuts its doors

The Alder Inn, in operation since 1957, has reportedly been purchased

BREAKING: Trans Mountain expansion project gets green light, again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon

UPDATE: Two-year-old involved in Chilliwack pool drowning has died

Toddler was reported to not be breathing as air ambulance called out Thursday afternoon

B.C. high school withdraws notices for temporary dress code

Parents previously told the Interior News they felt there was inadequate consultation over the rules

VIDEO: Toronto Raptors announcer credited with calming crowds after shooting

Matt Devlin, the Raptors’ play-by-play announcer since 2008, was praised for preventing panic from spreading

Mini-horse visits residents at Lower Mainland care home

Gunner turned a visit with grandpa into a major event for everyone at the residence

Women sue former Vancouver cop over alleged sexual abuse during pimp case

Two women claim James Fisher caused psychological trauma during the Reza Moazami investigation

First ever Indigenous person to join the RCMP to be honoured in B.C.

Hawk Kelly said becoming a Mountie was his dream job as a kid

Mini pinscher at Maple Ridge SPCA needs spinal surgery

Bane has a painful condition known as Wobbler Syndrome

Deadline for cabinet to decide future of Trans Mountain expansion is today

International Trade Minister Jim Carr described the decision as ‘very significant’

Most Read