Female sex offender again arrested for breaching conditions

Audrey Black, 39, of Abbotsford arrested for third time since 2011 release from prison

Audrey Black

Audrey Black

A woman with a history of sexual offences against children has been arrested for breaching her court-ordered conditions for the third time since her 2011 release from prison.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said Audrey Elizabeth Jean Black, 39, was arrested recently following an investigation into whether she was complying with her court-ordered conditions to refrain from using the internet.

She now faces three charges of failure to comply with a probation order.

Black, previously described by authorities as a high-risk sex offender, was the subject in June 2011 of a public notice by police that she was choosing to live in Abbotsford.

Black had been 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.

The conditions of Black’s release include that she not attend any park, playground, recreation centre or other location where children are expected to be present.

She is also prohibited from possessing or using any electronic device that is capable of accessing the internet.

Black was first charged with breaching her conditions in late 2014 after she attended a church service in Abbotsford where children were present.

While she was out on bail on that charge, she went to Albert Dyck Park in June 2015 and was again arrested. She was sentenced the following month to an additional three years of probation, while the charge related to her church attendance was stayed.

The Abbotsford Police Department says investigators will continue to monitor Black’s behaviour.

Anyone with information is asked to contact them at 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.