Man convicted in Hay River sex assault poses risk to re-offend, witness testifies at dangerous offender hearing

An Alberta man convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl in Hay River poses a high-risk to re-offend, a forensic psychiatrist testified during day four of a dangerous offender hearing. One of two expert witnesses taking the stand over the week-long hearing for thirty-three-year old Cody Durocher – convicted in 2016 of sexually assaulting a...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at