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High-risk sex offender being released from jail Wednesday

Last Updated Feb 14, 2018 at 9:38 am EDT

Community safety notification for released sex offender Joseph Thayakaran Joseph, 45, Feb. 14, 2018. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Toronto police are warning the public about a high-risk sex offender who is being released from jail on Wednesday.

Joseph Thayakaran Joseph, 45, is scheduled to be released from prison after serving an eight-year, 10-month sentence for sexual assault charges as well as three counts of forcible confinement.

Police said Joseph, who will be living in Toronto upon his release, has high-risk potential to re-offend.

Joseph has a number of conditions to comply with upon his release, including reporting to police on a weekly basis and not to use social media accounts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474.