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Winnipeg Police Service

January 17, 2020

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Suspicious Death – Investigation: C20-9751

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 Marcel Hank CHARLETTE (also known as Hank Marcel Caribou, Hank Charlette, Peewee, Bald Eagle), 47 years of age, a convicted sex offender considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual/violent manner against all persons, particularly children and adult females.

CHARLETTE will be released from Stony Mountain Penitentiary, Manitoba after serving a sentence for assault causing bodily harm, involving a young adult female. He attacked the victim, confining her and causing bodily harm and severe psychological harm to the victim. He was convicted of that offence on July 15, 2011, and received a total sentence of 10 years (includes pre-trial custody credit of 173 days). Upon release CHARLETTE is subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition and conditions such as:

  • Not to consume, purchase, or possess any drugs other than prescription medication taken as prescribed
  • Not to consume, purchase, or possess alcohol
  • Not to attend any place, business, or special event where one of the primary purposes is the sale of alcohol
  • Reside at an approved residence and abide by a curfew of 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily, and comply with curfew checks
  • Not to own, possess, or carry any object designed or intended for use as a weapon, or any firearm, crossbow, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, ammunition, prohibited ammunition, or explosive substance

CHARLETTE will be released from Stony Mountain Institution on January 17, 2020.

CHARLETTE is expected to reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

CHARLETTE has a history of violent and sexual offending. He is considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual/violent manner against all persons, particularly children and adult female.

Background information:

Marcel Hank CHARLETTE is a 47-year-old male with a lengthy criminal record including manslaughter involving a young child, aggravated assault, assault, assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault, uttering threats, carry concealed weapon and breaches of recognizance and probation orders.

CHARLETTE will be released after having served a sentence for assault causing bodily harm of a young adult female. On July 15, 2010 he received a sentence of 10 years (includes 73 days of pre-trial custody credit), followed by a lifetime weapon prohibition.

CHARLETTE has a lengthy record for committing violent and sexual offences. In 1991, he was convicted of manslaughter resulting in the death of a 2-year-old child, receiving a 6 year sentence. He was convicted of assault in October 1991 for punching a woman in the face. He was convicted of aggravated assault in 1996 for brutally attacking, punching and kicking a woman and sentenced to 42 months. He was convicted in 2004 of another assault on a female, receiving a sentence of 2 years less one day and 3-year probation. In 2006, he was convicted of assault (2 x counts), assault causing bodily harm, and other offences, resulting in a 3 year global sentence.

CHARLETTE will be released from Stony Mountain Institution on January 17, 2020.

Upon release, CHARLETTE will be subject to a recognizance order which includes conditions such as:

  • Not to consume, purchase, or possess any drugs other than prescription medication taken as prescribed
  • Not to consume, purchase, or possess alcohol
  • Not to attend any place, business, or special event where one of the primary purposes is the sale of alcohol
  • Reside at an approved residence and abide by a curfew of 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily, and comply with curfew checks
  • Not to own, possess, or carry any object designed or intended for use as a weapon, or any firearm, crossbow, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, ammunition, prohibited ammunition, or explosive substance

CHARLETTE is considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual/violent manner against all persons, particularly children, and adult females.

CHARLETTE 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. CHARLETTE will not be tolerated.

If you have information about Mr. CHARLETTE, 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.


Last Update: January 17, 2020

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

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