WINNIPEG (CITYNEWS) – Sex charges have been laid in relation to incidents dating back to 2014.
WPS’s Child Abuse Unit says at the time of the incident the suspect was working for a non-profit, youth mentoring organization where he functioned as a mentor a seven-year-old boy.
The victim attended the suspect’s house on three occasions, “interacted with the victim in a manner which subsequently led investigators to believe there were grounds to lay charges” according to police. The victim was not injured. The boy told a caregiver what happened, and the relationship between the boy and the suspect was ended, but it was no charges were initially laid.
In a more recent case, the suspect was volunteering with Child and Family Services Winnipeg between April 2017 and April 2018, mentoring a different seven-year-old boy. Investigators say the suspect took this victim to his home on five separate occasions where he performed acts deemed to be sexual in nature, including sexual assault and sexual interference.
The victim reported the incidents this past April. The accused turned himself into police in July in regards to the 2018 incident and was charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference.
Guillaume Meisterhans, 35, of Winnipeg, is charged with one additional count of sexual assault and one additional count of sexual interference in relation to the 2014 case.
He is facing a total of four sex-related charges.
Police say Meisterhans ran a French tutoring business. If you have any information to share with police, you can contact them at 204-986-3296 or do so anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 786-TIPS (786-8477).