Public Advisory: High risk offender residing in Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Halifax Regional Police believes compelling circumstances exist to warn the public about a high-risk sex offender residing in Halifax.

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Christopher Michael Watts, 57, was released from a federal correctional facility in British Columbia on August 1, after completing a sentence for manslaughter, sexual interference and sexual assault. He has exhibited a pattern of providing large quantities of drugs to young girls and engaging in sexual activity with them without regard for their ability to consent.

Watts is white, 6′ tall, 160 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

He has been deemed a high risk to reoffend sexually and will be bound by a long-term supervision order with the following conditions:

  • not to consume, purchase or possess alcohol or illegal drugs
  • not to own, use or possess a computer or any device that would allow access to the internet
  • not to be in the presence of any female children under the age of 18 unless accompanied by a responsible adult who knows his criminal history and has been approved by his parole supervisor
  • report all friendships, sexual relationships and intimate relationships with women
Christopher Michael Watts, 57, was released from a federal correctional facility in British Columbia on August 1
Christopher Michael Watts, 57, was released from a federal correctional facility in British Columbia on August 1

Anyone witnessing Christopher Watts violating any of these conditions is asked to call 911.

This information is provided to alert members of the public of his presence in our community. Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct will not be tolerated.

Police File 17-115232

Halifax Police Service


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