The B.C. government has released a publication notification about a high-risk sex offender known as “Swirl Face,” saying he plans to live in Vancouver after being released from prison.
Christopher Neil—who got his nickname by disguising his face with a digital swirl in child pornography he released on the Internet—pleaded guilty in 2015 to five child-sex crimes that took place in Cambodia, Vancouver and Maple Ridge.
The 42-year-old Neil has been released on 18 court-ordered conditions, including having no contact with anyone under the age of 16 and not possessing or accessing any computers, cellphones or other devices capable of accessing the Internet.
The Public Safety Ministry says in its warning that Neil has a pattern of sexually offending against young boys and it’s working with Vancouver police to monitor the man.