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High-risk offender facing new charges including confinement and sexual assault

By News Jan 16, 2024 | 12:58 PM

A high-risk offender is facing a list of charges including sexual assault, robbery and forcible confinement.

Police warned the public in October about 49-year-old Gaymon Jay Leacock living in the community after a 14-year sentence.

Police say Monday, just before 3pm, he approached a woman in a parked vehicle on South Street in Halifax and offered her cash for a ride. She then drove him to Cunard Street where he allegedly assaulted, threatened and stole from her before running away.

Shortly after, he broke into a home on Clifton Street, where he threatened, sexually assaulted and barricaded two women in a bedroom; one believed to be the same victim from earlier in the day.

The victims fought him off before he ran away.

Police found Leacock in the backyard of a home on Hunter Street around 3:30pm.  He was arrested and taken to hospital where he tried to escape.

He is scheduled to appear in court today to face these charges:

  • Aggravated sexual assault (x2)
  • Assault
  • Unlawful confinement (x2)
  • Uttering threats to cause bodily harm or death (x2)
  • Robbery
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Break, enter and commit offence
  • Escaping lawful custody
  • Failure to comply with condition of release order (x2)