Federal sex offender caught

A federal sex offender who failed to return to his Vancouver halfway house has been arrested in Quebec. 

Joseph Davis, 47, a fourth-time federal offender, was serving a four-year sentence for sexual assault. 

He failed to return for his evening curfew on Feb. 11 and a Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest. 

“Vancouver Police Department provided the public with additional information on Valentine's Day, including a description of a Mercedes SUV that Davis purchased,” said Const. Jason Doucette.

He was arrested early on Sunday morning while driving the SUV and acknowledged the media attention about his warrant.

This wasn't the first time Davis was wanted by police. In 2017, Davis was wanted Canada-wide for violating a long-term supervision order and was unlawfully at large.

Police said in December 2007, Davis sexually assaulted a real estate agent in Winnipeg, Man., after luring her to his home.

In 2001, he was convicted of assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement of a female sex trade worker he invited to his residence.

Davis now remains in custody. 

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