Female child sex offender arrested again

Audrey Elizabeth Jean Black has been charged with failing to comply with a prohibition order

Audrey Black

Audrey Black

A woman previously described by police as a high-risk sex offender has been charged with failing to comply with an order to stay away from places attended by children.

Audrey Elizabeth Jean Black, 38, was arrested last month and released on $1,500 bail.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the arrest was based on a 10-year prohibition order that was issued to Black in another province in 2007.

Black was sentenced to four years in prison in Saskatchewan in 2007 after pleading guilty to sexual interference with a person under the age of 14, sexual touching of a person under 14, one count of making child pornography, and one count of bestiality.

At the time, her husband Donald William Black was already serving an eight-year sentence for the same crimes, committed against two girls, ages 18 months and four years.

He was also convicted of crimes against a third girl, a five-year-old.

Black was released from prison in 2011 and initially chose to live in Chilliwack and then Abbotsford, resulting in local police issuing a public notice of her residency.

Among the conditions in her prohibition order was that she not attend any park, playground, recreation centre or other place where children are expected to be.

MacDonald said police were notified late last year that Black had allegedly attended a church service in Abbotsford where children were present.

He said police spoke with Black and the church in an attempt to have her go to other services not attended by kids.

MacDonald said police were later notified by church security that Black had again allegedly attended a service where children were present, and she was arrested.

MacDonald said there is no evidence that Black approached or propositioned any children.

Black is next scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 12 on her latest charge.