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Indefinite prison term given to dangerous sex offender

Last Updated Jan 8, 2021 at 8:28 am MST

The Alberta Court of Appeal in Calgary. (PHOTO: Tom Ross - 660NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – A dangerous sex offender with a history of sexual violence spanning over a decade has been handed an indefinite prison term.

Lucy Blackplume, 30, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a 10-year community supervision order last year.

The judge who handed down the sentence said keeping her locked up forever would be cruel and unusual punishment.

The case went to the Alberta Court of Appeal and on Thursday, a panel of judges decided to overturn that ruling and impose the indefinite prison sentence.

In 2015, Blackplume stabbed a woman in the arm and sexually assaulted her before eventually being stopped by someone who heard the victim’s screams.

Blackplume has a disorder which only allows her to operate mentally at a level comparable to a 10-year-old.