The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. Winston George Thomas, 37 years old, will be released from Headingley Correctional Centre on August 13, 2014. Thomas is considered a high risk sex offender.
On March 30, 2014, Thomas was arrested and charged by MIHRSOU for Breach of Probation.
Thomas has previous convictions for two counts of Sexual Assault, two counts of Assault, Aggravated Assault as well as many other criminal offences. Although Thomas participated in some sex offender treatment programs while in prison, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend. Females of all ages are at risk of sexual violence.
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 Thomas will not be tolerated.
Height: 175 cm (5’9”)
Weight: 109 kg (240lbs)
Distinguishing marks: None
If you have any information regarding 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.
On March 15, 2007, Thomas and two other males met up with a 13-year-old female at a shopping centre in Winnipeg. They took her to a residence where liquor and marijuana were consumed. The young female was prevented from leaving. Thomas sexually assaulted the victim. Thomas was arrested a short time later and was remanded in custody. On March 26, 2008 he was sentenced to two years less a day for Sexual Assault to be followed by a three years term of Probation. This sentence was in addition to the one year he had spent in custody prior to being sentenced.
Following his release from prison on the above sentence, Thomas breached his probation and was sentenced to a further term in jail. That sentence expired on August 1, 2010 and Thomas was released. THOMAS re-offended on September 1, 2010 by committing Break and Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence and Breach of Recognizance. He received an 18 month sentence in addition to two years supervised probation. Thomas was released from Headingley Correctional Centre on February 8, 2012. Thomas was arrested and charged this same date for breaching his Probation Order (Abstain from Intoxicants). On April 18, 2012 Thomas was sentenced to 5 months in custody. He was given credit for 2 months and 10 days pre-sentence custody. He was released from Headingley Correctional Centre on July 9, 2012. On August 1, 2012 Thomas was charged and ultimately convicted of Breach of Probation. He was released from custody on February 24, 2013. On March 13, 2013 Thomas was arrested and charged with Fail to Comply with Probation Order. He was held in custody and sentenced on May 27, 2013. He was given credit for 2 ½ months pre-sentence custody plus an additional 4 months in custody followed by an 18 month Probation Order. On September 16, 2013 MIHRSOU as arrested and charged Thomas with Breach of Probation x2 – consume intoxicating substance. On December 2, 2013, Thomas pled guilty and was sentenced to additional jail. He was released from Headingley Correctional Centre on March 20, 2014.
On March 30, 2014 Thomas was arrested and charged with Breach of Probation by failing to abstain from consuming intoxicating substance. On June 11, 2014 Thomas was convicted and sentenced. He was given credit for 2 ½ months time in custody with an additional 96 days incarceration followed by a 2 year Probation Order. He will be released from Headingley Correctional Centre on August 13, 2014. Thomas is expected to reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
While in custody, Thomas did participate in some sex offender treatment programs. However, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend. Females of all ages are at risk of sexual violence.
Upon release, Thomas will be subject to probation supervision until September 20, 2015 which includes the following conditions:
– Participate and complete any assessments and/or treatment programs recommended by his probation officer;
– Do not possess or consume alcohol, illegal drugs or any intoxicating substance;
– Abide by a curfew from 11 pm until 7 am daily unless an exception is provided in writing by his probation officer; and
– Do not possess any weapons of any kind.