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Ontario man wanted for sexual offences arrested in Vancouver

Vancouver police say an Ontario man wanted for sexual offences in the Toronto area has been arrested.

Const. Jason Doucette says 36-year-old Marcel Lawson, who also uses the name Marc, is in custody after being arrested late Wednesday in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver police issued a warning Tuesday advising residents to call 911 if he was spotted.
Vancouver police issued a warning Tuesday advising residents to call 911 if he was spotted.  (David P. Ball/StarMetro)

Doucette says a member of the public recognized Lawson, who has several distinctive tattoos, including the word “Mathu” on his forearm.

Vancouver police issued a warning Tuesday advising residents to call 911 if he was spotted.

Lawson is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for breaching a long-term supervision order related to convictions for sexual assault and sexual interference.

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When he disappeared, Ontario Provincial Police said Lawson was known to visit the cities of Saskatoon and Vancouver.