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Winnipeg Police Service

August 01, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Community Notification — High-Risk Sex Offender

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 Christopher ASSINIBOINE, 36 years of age, a convicted sex offender considered a high risk to re-offend in a sexual/violent manner against all females, both children, and adults.

ASSINIBOINE will be released from Stony Mountain Penitentiary, Manitoba after serving a sentence for sexual assault and utter threats, involving an 18-year-old female stranger. He was convicted of those offences on May 4, 2015, and received a total sentence of 7.5 years (includes pre-trial custody credit of 3 years and three months). He was also deemed a long term offender and, upon release is subject to a 10-year long term supervision order. ASSINIBOINE is also subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition.

ASSINIBOINE committed those offences when he was on statutory release (parole) for a prior sexual assault conviction.

ASSINIBOINE was released on August 1, 2019.

ASSINIBOINE is expected to reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

ASSINIBOINE has a history of violent sexual offending. He is an untreated sex offender and is considered a high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner. All females, children, and adults are at risk.

Background information: Christopher ASSINIBOINE is a 36-year-old male with a lengthy criminal record including sexual assault, robbery, assault with a weapon, utter threats, assault and breach of recognizance and prohibition orders.

ASSINIBOINE will be released after having served a sentence for sexually assaulting and threatening an 18-year-old female stranger. On May 4, 2015, he received a sentence of 7.5 years (includes three years and three months pre-trial custody credit). ASSINIBOINE committed those offences while on parole for sexual assault, and while being unlawfully at large by failing to return to where he was ordered to reside.

ASSINIBOINE was convicted in September 2009 for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female stranger. He received a three year prison sentence (includes 6-month pre-trial custody credit), followed by a 10-year weapons prohibition order and prohibition order regarding children.

ASSINIBOINE committed both sexual assault offences while supplying drugs and alcohol to lure the vulnerable female victims from a public place in order to commit the offences.

ASSINIBOINE was released on August 1, 2019

Upon release, ASSINIBOINE will be subject to a ten-year long term supervision order, which includes conditions such as:

  • Not to have any contact or communication by any means, with a person under 18 years, unless done so under the supervision of a person whom the court considers appropriate
  • Reside at a location approved by the Correctional Service of Canada
  • Not to consume, purchase or possess any drugs other than prescribed medication taken as prescribed
  • Not to consumer, purchase or possess alcohol

ASSINIBOINE is an untreated sex offender. He is considered a high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against females, both children, and adults.

ASSINIBOINE is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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 Mr. ASSINIBOINE will not be tolerated.

If you have information about Mr. ASSINIBOINE, please contact Winnipeg Police Service at (204)986-6222, your local RCMP Detachment, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at (204)786-8477 or toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.


Motor Vehicle Collision – Investigation: C19-178307

On July 31, 2019, at approximately 1:55 p.m., Emergency Services personnel responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at the cross-walk located on Sargent Ave. at Simcoe St.

An adult female was crossing Sargent Ave. when she was struck by a westbound vehicle. She was transported to hospital where she remains in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene and may face charges pending the outcome of the investigation.

Investigators are looking for witnesses to this collision and are asking them to call the Traffic Division at 204-986-7085.


Motor Vehicle Collision – Investigation: C19-178760

On July 31, 2019, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Emergency Services personnel responded to a single-vehicle collision on the Midtown Bridge involving a motorcycle. An adult female passenger was transported to hospital, where she remains in critical condition. The Midtown Bridge was closed to traffic for approximately 13 hours while Traffic Collison Investigators analyzed the scene.

Last Update: August 1, 2019

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


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