Pritchard has convictions from 2004, 2009, and 2010, all of which involve numerous sexual assaults on underage girls.
He also pleaded guilty in 2018 to sexual assault and child luring. He was sentenced to six and a half years in prison.
He was also found guilty in 2019 following a trial on charges of sexual assault, child luring and possession of child porn involving two 14-year-old girls. However sentencing on those charges has been adjourned until after the dangerous-offender hearing concludes.
Crown Prosecutor Sarah Goard-Baker says that while in Bowden Institute, Pritchard showed persistent failure to control sexual impulses, showed no interest in attending rehabilitative programs aimed at helping sex offenders, and is a “significant future threat."
A dangerous offender designation would result in an indefinite term of imprisonment without an eligibility for parole for seven years.
The hearing has been adjourned to August 24, 2020.