High risk offender Donald Maclai Batenchuk now residing in Winnipeg

The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP.  MIHRSOU today provides information regarding Donald Maclai Batenchuk, 41 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered a high risk to become involved in further sexual offences against women and female children and violent offences generally.  Batenchuk’s victims have often been random strangers.
 

Batenchuk will be released from Federal custody from the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on November 8, 2011. He is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Upon release, Batenchuk will be subject to a Long-Term Supervision Order until November 8, 2021. 

 

Batenchuk has a history of sexual offences in relation to women and female children including Sexual Assault with a Weapon, Sexual Interference, Uttering Threats and Forcible Entry as well as other criminal offences.  Although Batenchuk participated in some sex offender treatment while in prison, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend.   Women and female children are at risk.

Community 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 Mr. Batenchuk will not be tolerated.

 
Donald Maclai Batenchuk
 
Name: Donald Maclai Batenchuk
 
DOB:  1969-11-05
 
Height: 186 cm (6’1”)
 
Weight: 114 kg (251 lbs)
 
Hair:  Black
 
Eyes:  Brown
 
Race: First Nations
 
Distinguishing marks: Tattoos: skull (right upper arm), ‘corky’ (left forearm), ‘mac’ below a cross (right forearm); missing small toe (right foot)

Background information:
 
Donald Maclai Batenchuk, a 41 year-old male, has a prior criminal record that includes 2 counts of Sexual Assault with a Weapon, Sexual Interference, Assault with a Weapon, 2 counts of Uttering Threats, 3 counts of Break and Enter Theft, 2 counts of Break Enter and Commit, Forcible Entry, Fail to Comply with Probation Order as well as other criminal offences.
 
Batenchuk’s most recent conviction arose from an incident which occurred on August 14, 2002. Batenchuk sexually assaulted an adult female stranger while holding a knife to her throat and threatening to kill her. Batenchuk was arrested on August 14, 2002, and remained in custody until May 10, 2006.  On that date, he was sentenced for Sexual Assault with a Weapon. He received a total sentence of 10 years with credit given for the equivalent of 54 months pre-sentence custody.
 
Batenchuk will be released from Federal Custody from the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on November 8, 2011. He was held to warrant expiry on this charge.  That is, he was not granted any form of parole.
 
Upon release, Batenchuk will be subject to a court order for ten years where he is prohibited from consuming alcohol and drugs other than prescribed medication and having any contact with the victim of his last offence; and be required to participate in psychological counselling and sex offender and other recommended programming, reside at an approved Community Correctional Centre and return to that facility nightly, and report all relationships with females to his parole officer.
 
Batenchuk participated in some sex offender treatment programs while in prison. However, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend sexually and violently. Adult females and female children are at risk. Batenchuk’s victims have often been strangers.
 
He is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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