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Dana Fash - serial rapist on the run
« on: December 04, 2008, 10:59:39 AM »
Edmonton Sun...Dec 4, 08

A man once described by a veteran city cop as one of the two "worst sexual predators" he'd ever dealt with is on the loose in Edmonton.

Yesterday city police warned the public to be on the lookout for parolee Dana Fash - also known as the Mill Woods rapist - who ran away from his halfway house Tuesday night to avoid going back to jail.

Last month, Fash was let out of prison on statutory release and sent to a local halfway house.

The Edmonton police high-risk offender unit, which keeps tabs on potentially dangerous convicts living in the city, was notified by Correctional Service Canada that Fash was back in Edmonton.

But Tuesday, corrections officials suspected that Fash had violated his parole conditions by using alcohol or drugs and reported him to police.

When police arrived at the downtown halfway house's front door at 8 p.m., Fash bolted out the back door and slipped away.

When asked what kind of risk to the public the notorious rapist poses, the high-risk offender unit's Det. Doug MacLeod said it is difficult to say.

"There's certainly a risk that he could reoffend, as with any individual," said MacLeod. "That was why we released his information so quickly (to the public yesterday)."

Members of the unit checked out Fash's known haunts yesterday but didn't find him. MacLeod said they'll continue to keep an eye on those places until he's back in custody. Cops in surrounding communities have also been warned to look out for Fash.

In 1997 Fash, now 30, was sentenced to 12 years for two horrifying sex attacks three years earlier - when he was just 16.

In November 1994, he forced his way into a 65-year-old woman's southside home and threatened her with a knife. She escaped, but Fash followed and raped her in her snow-covered backyard.

The following month he was armed with scissors when he raped a 44-year-old school janitor in a staff washroom.

Police used DNA evidence to secure the convictions. Psychiatrists who assessed Fash testified in court that he was either a psychopath or manic depressive.

In 2003, retired city police detective Rob Kittle, a 32-year veteran, described Fash and River Valley rapist Terry Mousseau as the two worst sexual predators he'd ever dealt with.

Fash has brown eyes and brown hair. He may have a shaved head and a short goatee. He is about six-foot-one and 270 pounds.

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Re: Dana Fash - serial rapist on the run
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 01:14:42 PM »
Fash turns himself in on New Year's Day

For Immediate Release:07-Jan-2009 @ 12:45 PM
MRU #:08R005-6-1
EPS File #:

After a month of being on the run, Dana Fash, 30, turned himself in to Vancouver police on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, and remains in custody in a BC institution.

http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/FashturnshimselfinonNewYearsDay.aspx

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Re: Dana Fash - serial rapist on the run
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 03:45:20 PM »
This was in 2010. Hope he is still in jail and DO status.

http://www.torontosun.com/news/edmonton/2010/02/24/13013761.html

Mill Woods Rapist stays behind bars

TONY BLAIS, COURT BUREAU
FIRST POSTED: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 05:38 PM EST | UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 05:43 PM EST

 
The so-called Mill Woods Rapist is staying behind bars.

Dana Michael Fash, 31, was denied release Wednesday following a bail hearing in provincial court.

There was a court-ordered ban on publication of the evidence heard at the hearing as well as the arguments presented and reasons for the judge's decision.

Fash - whose 12-year prison term for two horrifying sex attacks in south Edmonton has expired - was arrested Feb. 8 on multiple charges, including breaching a court-ordered peace bond for high-risk offenders which allows police to keep close tabs on him using strict conditions.

According to court documents obtained by Sun Media two weeks ago, Fash and another suspect were detained by police during a mischief complaint investigation.

Fash handed over his identification, but then fled the scene while officers were talking to the second suspect.

The convicted rapist was nabbed a short time later and police allegedly found a quantity of crack cocaine on him.

Fash is charged with obstructing a peace officer, three breaches of a court-ordered recognizance and three breaches of a peace bond.

The breaches are for allegedly buying illegal drugs, breaking his daily midnight to 6 a.m. curfew, and two counts each of failing to keep the peace and be of good behaviour along with associating with known criminals.

Fash had also been charged with possession of a controlled substance, but that charge has since been dropped as a result of a lack of evidence

Although Fash's 12-year sentence has expired, police still consider him to be a violent sexual offender who poses a risk to women.

In July, police issued a public warning that Fash was being released from a correctional facility and was expected to take up residence in the city.

Members of the high-risk offenders unit then went to court to get Fash to agree to a Sec. 810 peace bond.

Fash, who was originally released from prison more than four years ago, has been hauled back into custody several times for parole violations.

In January 2009, he walked into a Vancouver police station and surrendered, ending a month-long manhunt which began when he fled from a halfway house as police arrived to take him back to jail on allegations of violating his parole conditions by consuming alcohol or drugs.

In 2003, retired detective Rob Kittle, a 32-year veteran, described Fash and River Valley rapist Terry Mousseau as the two worst sexual predators he'd ever dealt with.

In November 1994, when Fash was 16, he forced his way into a 65-year-old woman's south-side home and threatened her with a knife. She escaped, but Fash followed and raped her in her snow-covered backyard.

The following month he was armed with scissors when he raped a 44-year-old school janitor in a staff washroom.

Police used DNA evidence to secure the convictions.

Psychiatrists who assessed Fash testified in court that he was either a psychopath or a manic depressive.

A trial for Fash on his current charges has been set for June 30 in provincial court.