Last May, Earon Wayne Giles, 46, was released from prison after serving 22 years for a string of sexual assaults between 1992 and ’94.
On six separate occasions, Giles broke into five victims’ ground-floor or basement suites, often putting a pillow case, pillow or blanket over their head before sexually assaulting them.
In court documents from a rejected appeal in 1999, the justice described the the horrific circumstances surrounding the assaults, writing: “Not only were five of the six offences ‘two-man gang rapes,’ the offences occurred in the sanctity of the victims’ homes; on at least two occasions young children were present and witnessed the violation of their mothers; insidious threats were made of potential harm to the victims’ children; insulting and mocking advice was given to some victims on the security of their homes; the level of violence escalated over the course of the offences; telephone lines were cut; money was stolen from most victims; and, one victim was subjected to two separate attacks less than a month apart.”
Upon his release in May 2019, Surrey RCMP warned the public that Giles was “a dangerous sex offender who poses a high risk to re-offend.”
Fast-forward to Feb. 2, and Coquitlam RCMP got a call from BC Corrections at 10:15 p.m.
Within minutes, Coquitlam RCMP officers arrested Giles at a home in the 1300-block of Pinetree Way, according to a police press release.
“Public safety is always our top responsibility,” said Coquitlam RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Michael McLaughlin in the press release. “The public needs to know that RCMP detachments work together, and with partners like BC Corrections, to follow through on priority offenders.”
Giles was released from custody Feb. 4, on seven additional conditions, including that he must abide by electronic monitoring.
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