Convicted child kidnapper remains threat to public: VPD

Brian Abrosimo is living in Vancouver as his sentence nears its end

Brian Edward Abrosimo. (VPD photo)

Vancouver Police are warning the public that the man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a Langley girl 15 years ago is now living in the community.

Brian Edward Abrosimo is considered a high-risk sexual offender, and on Thursday the VPD warned the public that he still poses “a risk of significant harm to the safety of adolescents and adult women, including strangers and acquaintances,” said a press release.

He is still serving the last year of a 14 year, four month sentence for sexual assault, kidnapping, unlawful confinement, assault with a weapon, sexual assault with a weapon, and forcible confinement. Up until last summer, he was living in a halfway house in the Okanagan.

In August 2004, Abrosimo used his van to knock down two children who were riding bicycles along Langley’s 256th Street, kidnapping the 11-year-old girl, taping her eyes and mouth and driving her to Surrey where he sexually assaulted her.

She managed to get out of the van and ran, barefoot, through a field, to a nearby home.

Her friend was left behind in a ditch with cuts, bruises and a broken wrist.

Abrosimo was also convicted of handcuffing and gagging a sex-trade worker before violently assaulting and raping her the month prior to the abduction of the Langley girl.

He has spent most of the past 13 years in prison, but in July of this year some of the restrictions on his gradual release into the community were eased by the Parole Board of Canada.

The board lifted restrictions that had limited Abrosimo to one-hour day trips from the community residential facility (CRF) in the Okanagan where he was living, and eliminated a requirement that he must be accompanied by a male staff member.

Once Abrosimo’s prison term ends next October, he will still be subject to a 10-year supervision order.

He remains bound by a number of conditions, including a total ban on visiting Langley, Abbotsford, and Vancouver Island, or contacting, directly or indirectly, his victims or their families.

He is also bound by orders not to consume any alcohol or drugs, not to associate with anyone involved in criminal activity, to report any sexual or non-sexual relationships and friendships with women to a parole supervisor, not to be around female children under 18, and not to be around or near schools, parks, pools, or other places where children gather unless accompanied by an adult pre-approved by his parole supervisor.

Anyone who sees Abrosimo violate any of these rules is asked to call 911 immediately.

Abrosimo is white, 5’10” and 240 pounds, with grey shaved hair, hazel eyes, a grey moustache and a goatee.

READ MORE: Restrictions loosened for convicted rapist and kidnapper

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

VIDEO: Canada’s only mobile shower trailer for homeless run by Abbotsford Mennonites

Refresh Mobile Showers started operations on May 1, provided over 550 showers

Got that festive feeling? Here are some things to do in Abbotsford

Plenty of holiday fun still left leading up to Christmas

Fraser Valley Auto Mall concludes annual food drive with convoy

Event on Saturday, Dec. 14 delivers items collected over last few weeks

Santa’s helpers donate handmade toys and gifts to 7 Abbotsford charities

Group at seniors’ townhouse complex spends all year making the items

Finals set for Abby PD City Basketball Tournament

Championship Saturday ready to tip off at Columbia Bible College

VIDEO: These are the top toys this Christmas, B.C. toy experts say

Consider the play value of a game, staff at Toy Traders say

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Surrey councillor wants the policing transition process to ‘immediately stop’

Brenda Locke to make motion at Dec. 16 meeting to reconsider current plan

Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in 2017 Stanley Park stabbing

Lubomir Kunik was found by a man out walking his dog on the beach late on Feb. 1, 2017

Vancouver homeless camp brings community, safety, home, says resident

Encampment in the city’s Downtown Eastside is one of many that have sprung up in B.C.

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers

Some marching orders come from the Liberal Party’s campaign, while others are new additions

Most Read