The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. MIHRSOU today provides information regarding Winston George THOMAS, 35 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered a high risk to become involved in further sexual offences.
THOMAS will be released from Headingley Correctional Centre on July 9, 2012. He is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg.
THOMAS has previous convictions for two counts of Sexual Assault, two counts of Assault, Aggravated Assault as well as many other criminal offences. Although THOMAS participated in some sex offender treatment programs while in prison, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend. Females of all ages are at risk of sexual violence.
Winston George THOMAS is a 35 year-old male with a criminal record for sexual offences, Aggravated Assault, Assault as well as numerous other criminal offences including Break and Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence and Breach of Probation and Recognizance.
On March 15, 2007, THOMAS and two other males met up with a 13 year old female at a shopping centre in Winnipeg. They took her to a residence where liquor and marijuana were consumed. The young female was prevented from leaving. THOMAS engaged in a sexual act with her. THOMAS was arrested a short time later and was remanded in custody. On March 26, 2008 he was sentenced to two years less a day for Sexual Assault to be followed by three years probation. This sentence was in addition to the one year he had spent in custody prior to being sentenced.
Following his release from prison on the above sentence, THOMAS breached his probation and was sentenced to a further term in jail. That sentence expired on August 1, 2010 and THOMAS was released. THOMAS reoffended on September 1, 2010 by committing Break and Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence and Breach of Recognizance. He received an 18 month sentence in addition to two years supervised probation. THOMAS was released from Headingley Correctional Centre on February 8, 2012. This same date THOMAS was arrested and charged for Breaching the Abstain condition of his Probation Order. He will be released from Headingley Correctional Centre on July 9, 2012.
While in custody, THOMAS did participate in some sex offender treatment programs. However, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend. Females of all ages are at risk of sexual violence.
Upon release, THOMAS will subject to probation supervision until February 8, 2014, including the following conditions:
· Participate and complete any assessments and/or treatment programs recommended by his probation officer;
· Do not possess or consume alcohol, illegal drugs or any intoxicating substance;
· Abide by a curfew from 11 pm until 7 am daily unless an exception is provided in writing by his probation officer; and
· Do not possess any weapons of any kind.
This information is also displayed on the Manitoba Justice Sex Offender Website: www.gov.mb.ca/justice/notification.
This information is provided to enable members of the public to take suitable measures to protect themselves. Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct directed at Winston George THOMAS will not be tolerated.
If you have information about THOMAS and wish to speak directly to a police officer, please call the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) at 984-1888. For media inquiries, please contact the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Officer at 986-3061.
For further information contact either:
Patrol Sgt. Monica Stothers, Public Information Officer
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Fax: (204) 986-3267
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