March 15, 2021 Media Release

Community Notification

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, 43 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered high risk to re‑offend in a sexual and/or sexually violent manner against all females, both adults and children.

THOMAS was released from Headingley Correctional Centre, Manitoba on March 15, 2021 after serving a sentence for Assaulting a Peace Officer. THOMAS is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg.

THOMAS has a history of sexual and violent offences and numerous breaches of probation order and recognizances. Although he participated in some treatment programming in the past, THOMAS is still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual and/or sexually violent manner.  All females, both adults and children are at risk.

Background information:

Winston George THOMAS is a 43 year-old male with a lengthy criminal record including convictions for sexual assault, break enter and commit sexual assault, aggravated assault, assault, assault peace officer, resist arrest and numerous breaches of probation and recognizance orders.

THOMAS was convicted on February 22, 2021 of Assaulting a Peace Officer.  THOMAS received a sentence of 160 days custody (which included credit for 128 pre-sentence custody)

THOMAS’ conviction for sexual assault in 2008 was committed against a 13 year old female. He was sentenced to 2 years less one day (in addition to one year pre-sentence custody) and supervised probation for 3 years. In 2006, THOMAS was convicted of sexual assault involving an adult female. He was sentenced to two months (in addition to 3.5 months of pre-sentence custody). In 2003, THOMAS was convicted of break enter and commit sexual assault in which he broke into the female victim’s residence and sexually assaulted the victim. THOMAS was sentenced to 14 months (in addition to 5 months pre-sentence custody) and 3 years supervised probation. THOMAS has also been convicted of aggravated assault, assault, and assault peace officer.

THOMAS was released from Headingley Correctional Centre, Manitoba on March 15, 2021.

THOMAS is subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition order.

While incarcerated, THOMAS participated in some sex offender programming but is still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual and/or sexually violent manner against against all females, both adults and children.

THOMAS 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 Winston George THOMAS will not be tolerated.

If you have information about Mr. THOMAS, please call the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit at (204) 984-1888. You may also contact the 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.  For media inquiries, please contact the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Officer at (204) 986-3061.

This information is also displayed on the Manitoba Justice Sex Offender Website: www.gov.mb.ca/justice/notification
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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