Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parole Board Denies Release to Man Who Kidnapped Girl from Calgary Mall

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parole Board Denies Release to Man Who Kidnapped Girl from Calgary Mall

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Man who kidnapped girl denied release

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Calgary radio station CHQR says it has learned that sex offender John Francis Dionne will be staying behind bars for at least another couple of years.

The Parole Board of Canada has ordered his continued detention, as he serves out his sentence for kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from Calgary's Deerfoot Mall in February 2011.

Dionne posed as a police officer when he took the girl, saying he was arresting her for shoplifting and that he needed to ask her some questions.

They drove north and were pulled over by an RCMP officer for speeding.

But the girl had not been reported missing yet and she had been told by Dionne not to say anything during the traffic stop, which ended with him receiving a speeding ticket.

He later dropped the girl off at a restaurant in Airdrie, Alta. …

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