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Bathgate was arrested Nov, 2, 2016, inside the downtown Calgary Public Library looking at child pornography on a laptop in a public area.
At the time, he was the subject of a peace bond and under monitoring by the High Risk Offender Program.
His record includes four previous convictions for sexual assault, sexual interference, assault and multiple prior breaches of peace bond orders.
In 1988 he was handed a 10-year sentence on appeal for three sexual assaults in Prince George, B.C.
He was also handed a two-year term in 2014, for sexual interference in connection with a May 28, 2013, incident in Medicine Hat where he fondled a seven-year-old girl in a wooded area.
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