A repeat sex offender with local ties is back in Canada to face additional charges after being extradited from the U.S.
OPP officers are bringing 49-year-old Kenneth Wayne Froude, with ties in Timmins, Cochrane and Fort Albany, back to Ontario from California to face charges. The OPP says it has been working since 2016 to extradite Froude.
The release says he has an extensive criminal history, with four convictions for sex-related offences, including sexual assault, forcible confinement, robbery and for previously escaping custody. He was deemed a long term offender by the courts in 2008.
Police say Froude walked away from a halfway house in Kingston in 2013 and was found was found living in and arrested in San Bernardino California. He is now facing four new charges including three counts of breach of a long-term supervision order and failing to comply with the sex offender information registry act.
Police say Froude is in custody.