RCMP have released the photo of a Grande Prairie man convicted of a historical sex assault to see if he may be connected to other unsolved crimes. 60 year old Randolph Byron Dunlop was sentenced to eight years in prison in March 2018.
He was found guilty of sexual assault with a weapon, break and enter to commit an indictable offence, and forcible confinement. His charges stem from the sexual assault of a Fort St. John woman he was a stranger to in 1994.
“The case determined that Dunlop, wearing a mask and brandishing a firearm broke into her home, tied her up and sexually assaulted her,” an RCMP release reads. “Dunlop had also cut all phone lines to the home before breaking in.”
DNA was left behind, and Fort St. John RCMP were able to link Dunlop to the crime using it. He was arrested at his home in Grande Prairie in 2014, and police say he was known to have worked in the Fort St. John area in the 1990s.
“While a conviction has occurred in the 1994 [case], the Fort St. John RCMP are now actively working with police in Alberta to see if Dunlop is associated to other similar unsolved investigations.”
Anyone with possible information about other related incidents is asked to contact the Fort St. John detachment.