Convicted rapist captured in Cornwall

In this photo supplied by Kingston Police, David Maracle was captured in Cornwall, Ont. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 after walking away from a halfway house in Kingston. (Kingston Police via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL, Ont. – A convicted rapist, who walked away from a halfway house in Kingston, has been arrested at a mall in Cornwall, about 100 kilometers east of Brockville.

David Maracle, 51, of Brantford, Ont. was residing at the Henry Trail Community Correctional Facility on Bath Road in Kingston before he walked away Sunday night.

He was spotted by someone at Cornwall Square around 7:45 p.m., according to city police there.

Maracle has an extensive criminal history including convictions for possession of a weapon, break and enter, assault, kidnapping, sexual assaults and overcoming resistance by choking.

He was declared a long-term offender by Hamilton Superior Court in 2009 after raping a 14-year-old schoolgirl in the late 1990s plus two other assaults on a Brantford teenager, according to the CBC.

Maracle will likely be transferred back to Kingston to face charges there.

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