10/26/2013 02:51 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

Gerald McLean, High Risk Sex Offender, Arrested


VANCOUVER - The police in Vancouver say they've arrested a man they describe as a high-risk sex offender who failed to return to his halfway house.

A news release says 44-year-old Gerald Richard McLean has been living in a halfway house after completing a two-year sentence for sexually assaulting a young child.

He failed to return to his halfway house, prompting police to obtain a Canada-wide arrest warrant.

The force says a member of the public reported seeing him, prompting officers to head to the scene and arrest him.

Police say McLean, who also has a previous conviction for sexually assaulting a teen girl, is considered a high risk to re-offend.