FORT ST. JOHN, BC: On Friday, March 23, 2018, a Provincial Court Judge found 60 year-old Grande Prairie resident Randolph Byron DUNLOP guilty of Sexual Assault with a Weapon, Break and Enter to Commit and Indictable Offence, and Forcible Confinement.
DUNLOP received an 8-year prison sentence and a lifetime weapons prohibition.
In 1994, a Fort St. John woman was sexually assaulted by a complete stranger. The case determined that DUNLOP, wearing a mask and brandishing a firearm broke into her home, tied her up and sexually assaulted her. DUNLOP had also cut all phone lines to the home before breaking in.
DUNLOP fled the scene but not before leaving his DNA behind. It was through this DNA evidence, Fort St. John RCMP were able to link DUNLOP to the crime. DUNLOP was arrested at his residence in Grande Prairie, Alberta in 2014. While DUNLOP resided in Alberta, he was known to have worked in the Fort St John area in the 1990s.
While a conviction has occurred in the 1994, the Fort St. John RCMP is now actively working with police in Alberta to see if DUNLOP is associated to other similar unsolved investigations.
In order to further the investigation, the RCMP is releasing a photo of DUNLOP and is asking anyone who may have information about other related incidents that could assist with the police with their ongoing efforts, to please call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100.
Written and released by North District RCMP.
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