Convict released after serving year for sexual assault

Public notified by police

Richard Patterson, 48.
Richard Patterson, 48. (Photo courtesyToronto Police )

Toronto police are notifying the public that  Richard Patterson, 48, was released from custody on Sept., 20, after serving a one-year sentence for a sexual assault conviction.

His prior convictions include sexual assault, sexual interference and failing to comply with court-ordered conditions.

He will be residing in Toronto. He is bound by a probation order and is required to report regularly to a Probation officer.

The public has been informed due to his history of sexual assault against children, and his potential to reoffend, police say.