Dangerous Offender tag applied to man guilty of sexual assault in Burlington

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Published February 7, 2024 at 10:46 am

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It took three years since a guilty plea, but a man convicted for a 2016 sexual assault in Burlington has been declared a Dangerous Offender.

In February 2021, 42-year-old Vezio Cardullo, pled guilty to several offences, including sexual assault, choking, and uttering threats.

Following his conviction, a Dangerous Offender Application process began, and was concluded Jan. 26, 2024, finding Cardullo to be a Dangerous Offender.

“The designation of Dangerous Offender is reserved for Canada’s most violent criminals and sexual predators,” said a Halton police spokesperson.

“It is sought by the Crown during sentencing and must show that there is a high risk that the criminal will commit violent or sexual offences in the future.”

Cardullo was sentenced to 17 years imprisonment followed by a 10-year supervision order.

The assault took place on the evening of Sept. 18, 2016, when an adult female was attacked by a stranger near the waterfront of Spencer Smith Park.

After the woman escaped, she contacted the police who located and arrested Cardullo.

Victims of violence and/or sexual assault can contact the Halton Regional Police Service Victim Services Unit at 905-825-4777 for support.

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