The father of a kid taken from a home in the south east of British Columbia says his family was not told about the release of the high risk offender.
The 53-year-old Randall Hopley has served his six-year sentence for breaking into a Sparwood home and pushing a three year old sleep in 2011.
The boy returned four days later physically unfavorable.
The boy's father, who lives in North Alberta, told CTV Calgary that his family was surprised and distressed to learn about Hopley's freedom.
He said he was worried about releasing the man but his son, who is now 10 and Grade 5, is doing well.
The police of Vancouver have announced a public warning about Hopley moving to the city because they say it is still a danger of significant harm to young boys.
The decision of the National Parole Board released to Canada Press on Thursday said that Hopley continued to be assessed as a high risk of sexual offending against children.
It was reported that Hopley had a 10-year oversight order in an effort to control his or her risks and conditions, including not being in the presence of any child under 16 years old and adhering to a curfew.
Vancouver police said Hopley was living in a residential correction facility but it would not reveal the location.
Hopley was also designated as a long-term offender after different courts heard that he had sexually attacked children while living in a foster home as a girl.