Three-year sentence for Abbotsford break-in

David Dutiaume, 25, previously served time for a violent sexual assault.

David Dutiaume

A violent sex offender whose release from prison was the subject of a police warning in April 2011 has been sentenced to three years in jail for another offence.

David Dutiaume, 25, pleaded guilty to breaking into a home on Aug. 10 in the 4100 block of Bridgeview Street in Abbotsford. Charges of theft and possession of stolen property were stayed.

About $20,000 in items, including electronics, was allegedly stolen from the home. The residence had also been vandalized, causing about $5,000 worth of damage, according to police at the time.

Dutiaume was denied bail after his arrest and has remained in prison since then.

He 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.

Although he did not end up living in Abbotsford, he had ties to the city and all his crimes since his release occurred here.

In December 2011, he was charged with, and later pleaded guilty to, mischief after he had an argument with an individual and kicked in a 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 and again received one year’s probation.

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