Halifax Regional Police are alerting the public about a convicted sex offender possibly living in HRM.

Benjamin Andrew Poulette, 38, was recently released from federal prison after serving time for sexual assault. Police say Poulette has multiple convictions dating back to 1992, some of which include sex-related offences. He has also been professionally assessed as a high-risk to reoffend, police say.

It’s believed Poulette may use social agencies or transition houses in HRM and visit First Nations communities in Nova Scotia.

Police describe Poulette, who has been released on a number of conditions, as being aboriginal with a medium complexion and black hair, five-foot-seven, and 159 pounds.