A photo of Dana Fash, supplied by police.
A convicted violent sex offender has been granted bail one week after he was arrested for allegedly failing to comply with conditions following his release from jail.Dana Michael Fash, 40, was before provincial court Judge Melanie Hayes-Richards Friday after police arrested him on claims he had breached the Sex Offender Information Registration Act.Hayes-Richards’ reasons for granting bail, as well as evidence given during the hearing, are covered by a publication ban. Fash was released on a $500 recognizance, and conditions have been placed on where he may live. He is also subject to a 10 p.m. curfew, and is to report to a bail supervisor once a week.Fash was released from jail Feb. 13 after the Crown stayed a second-degree murder charge against him. A short time later, police issued a statement saying he poses a “significant risk to the community.”Fash has a history of breaking and entering residences and public buildings and sexually assaulting women, police said, adding they were releasing the warning “after careful deliberation of all related issues, including privacy concerns.” They said the information was not intended to encourage vigilantism.Fash was rearrested Feb. 21.Fash, who is six-foot-one and weighs 458 pounds, sat in the prisoner box wearing orange and black coveralls Friday. He has shoulder-length brown hair and a full beard.He had been charged with second-degree murder in the 2011 death of Jeanette Marie Cardinal, but the charge was stayed last month. An Alberta Justice spokesperson said the Crown opted for a stay because there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction.Judges are required to grant a publication ban on evidence given during bail hearings if one is requested by the accused. Postmedia is only able to report that bail was granted and the conditions for release.The Sex Offender Information Registration Act, which came into effect in 2004, created a national sex offender registry that requires certain sex offenders to report annually to the police.Offenders are required to re-register each year and whenever they change address, employment, volunteer activity or their legal name. Fash’s next court appearance is scheduled for March firstname.lastname@example.org/jonnywakefield