High risk child predator William Rupert Astle to reside near Winnipeg

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 William Rupert ASTLE, 75 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered a high risk to become involved in further sexual offences.

Astle will be released from the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on January 6, 2011. He is expected to take up residence in the R.M. of Rosser on the outskirts of Winnipeg. His employment has in the past and may in the future take him to communities in northern Manitoba. Upon release, Astle will be under the terms of a probation order.

Astle has a history of sexual offences in relation to children, including Indecent Assault, Sexual Interference and Indecent Exposure as well as many other criminal offences. Although Astle participated in some sex offender treatment programs while in prison, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend. Female children are at risk of sexual exploitation.

Name: William Rupert ASTLE

DOB: 1935-10-07

Height: 5′ 07" (170 cm.)

Weight: 169 lbs (77 kg.)

Hair: Grey

Eyes: Blue

Race: Caucasian

Distinguishing marks: None.

Background information:

William Rupert ASTLE is a 75 year-old male with a criminal record for sexual offences against children as well as numerous other criminal offences.

Astle’s most recent offence involved him exposing himself while watching two young girls playing in a backyard. On January 8, 2009, he was sentenced to six months on this charge. Other sentences imposed that date on other non-sexual offences brought the total sentence to two years. Astle will complete the prison portion of his sentence on January 6, 2011. Upon release, he will be under probation supervision for 3 years.

While in custody, Astle received some sex offender treatment. However, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend. Female children are at risk of sexual exploitation.

Astle is expected to take up residence in the R.M. of Rosser on the outskirts of Winnipeg. His employment has in the past and may in the future take him to communities in northern Manitoba.

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