The three faces of offender
Looks pretty harmless - looks can be deceiving
WINNIPEG — A young Transcona woman has gone into hiding after learning this morning that a convicted sex offender who was stalking her from prison a year ago will be released for a second time.
Amanda Westervelt, 27, said authorities did not warn her about the pending release of Kevin Steppan, who has legally changed his name to Timothy Frederick Koltusky.
"Why did no one call me?" Westervelt asked the Free Press.
Police issued a public notice this morning, warning the public that a convicted sex offender is being released from Stony Mountain Institution and poses a serious threat to women.
Police said Timothy Frederick Koltusky, 26, who was previously known as Kevin Scott Steppan, is being released from prison Saturday and is expected to live in Winnipeg.
Koltusky has previous convictions for sexual assault with a weapon as well as many other criminal offences. Although Koltusky participated in sex offender treatment programs while in prison, he is still considered high risk to re-offend.