(Winnipeg Police Release - March 31, 2020)
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 Christopher Assiniboine, 37 years of age, a convicted sex offender considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual/violent manner against all females, both children and adults. Assiniboine was released from Stony Mountain Penitentiary, Manitoba on March 31, 2020, after a 90 day suspension for breaching his ten year long term supervision order, which relates to Assiniboine's conviction for sexual assault and utter threats, involving an 18 year old female stranger. He was convicted of those offences on May 4, 2015, and received a total sentence of 7.5 years (includes pre-trial custody credit of 3 years and 3 months). He was also deemed a long term offender and, upon release is subject to a 10 year long term supervision order. Assiniboine is also subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition. Assiniboine is expected to reside in Winnipeg. Assiniboine has a history of violent sexual offending. He is an untreated sex offender and is considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner. All females, children and adults are at risk.
Christopher Assiniboine is a 37-year-old male with a lengthy criminal record including sexual assault, robbery, assault with a weapon, utter threats, assault and breach of recognizance and prohibition orders. Assiniboine was released on March 31, 2020 after a 90-day temporary suspension of his ten-year long term supervision order which is part of the sentence he received upon conviction for sexually assaulting and threatening an 18-year-old female stranger. On May 4, 2015, he received a sentence of 7.5 years (includes 3 year and 3 months pre-trial custody credit) and a ten year long term supervision order, as he was deemed a long term offender. Assiniboine was convicted in September 2009 for sexual assaulting a 14-year-old female stranger. He received a 3 year prison sentence (includes 6 month pre-trial custody credit), followed by a 10 year weapons prohibition order and prohibition order regarding children. Assiniboine committed both sexual assault offences while supplying drugs and alcohol to lure the vulnerable female victims from a public place in order to commit the offences. Upon release, Assiniboine will be subject to the long term supervision order which includes conditions such as:
• Not to have any contact or communication by any means, with a person under 18 years, unless done so under the supervision of a person whom the court considers appropriate • Reside at location approved by the Correctional Service of Canada • Not to consume, purchase or possess any drugs other than prescribed medication taken as prescribed • Not to consumer, purchase or possess alcohol Assiniboine is an untreated sex offender. He is considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against females, both children and adults. Assiniboine is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg.