Prison term for ‘violent sexual offender’ convicted of fourth sex crime

Travis Menacho had already been convicted of three sex crimes when he was released in 2016. Less than two years later, he reoffended.

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When Travis Menacho, a convicted child sex offender from Tulita, was released from North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) in August 2016, Northwest Territories RCMP took the rare step in warning residents across the territory of his risk to reoffend. Less than two years later, Menacho did. Deemed a “violent sexual offender” by Mounties in 2016,...
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