Brampton, Ontario – Madilyn Harks is a serial child sex offender who confessed to having committed approximately 200 offenses against 60 victims. Previously named Matthew Ralf Harks, the convicted predator is biologically male and identifies as a woman. His victims include neighbors and a fellow church member.
Mr. Harks was originally imprisoned for sexually assaulting two children, a four-year-old girl and a five-year-old girl. While still on probation for those offenses, the predator sexually assaulted a seven-year-old girl, and was handed a three-year prison sentence in 2007.
In 2016, Mr. Harks was convicted of twice breaching the conditions of his release, and was sentenced to 330 days behind bars. One of the violations Mr. Harks’s was convicted of was failure to disclose a long-term relationship with a male incarcerated sexual offender. Mr. Harks was engaged to marry the inmate. The other breach occurred when Mr. Harks chartered a plane and taxi to another province in order to procure money for the incarcerated fiancé.
Peel Regional Police have classified Mr. Harks as being at elevated risk to re-offend, and have issued a Community Safety Advisory. Peel Regional Police and Correctional Service of Canada will be working together to monitor Mr. Harks, the advisory states.
Police are requesting the public’s help to ensure that the serial predator does not violate the conditions of his Long Term Supervision Order, which forbid Mr. Harks from being in the presence of a child under the age of 14 unless accompanied by a responsible adult who has been approved by his parole supervisor. He is banned from areas in which children congregate, such as public swimming areas, day-cares, school grounds, playgrounds and community centers.
Mr. Harks is residing in the Brampton area.
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A woman convicted of sexually assaulting children will have to reside in a halfway house after completing her sentence due to concerns she is a risk to reoffend following her release.
Peel Regional Police
Brampton – After receiving information from Correctional Service of Canada and upon careful review of the issues of public safety, Peel Regional Police are issuing a Community Safety Advisory about an offender who resides in the Brampton area.