Kienan’s abductor back in court

A dangerous offender hearing for Sparwood resident Randall Hopley is underway in Cranbrook Court

  • Oct. 7, 2013 1:00 p.m.

The man convicted in the September 2011 abduction of Sparwood three-year-old Kienan Hebert is back in court starting Monday.

Randall Hopley, 48, will be the subject of a dangerous offender hearing in Cranbrook Supreme Court October 7 to 11.

In March 2012, Hopley pleaded guilty to abduction of a child under 14, and break and enter with the intent to commit an offence.

A sentencing hearing on these charges was held in Cranbrook last July.

During that hearing, Crown prosecutor Lynal Doerksen asked the court to consider Hopley for dangerous offender status.

Rarely used, the dangerous offender designation sets apart offenders of violent or sexual crimes who are deemed likely to reoffend and whose release is considered a threat to society.

The dangerous offender hearing is a continuation of Hopley's sentencing.