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High-risk sex offender released from prison, expected to live in Winnipeg

Michael Fells, 38, who also goes by Mike Middleton and Michael Fellis, is a convicted sex offender who police say is likely to reoffend. He was released from prison on Thursday. Oct. 30 and police say he is expected to live in Winnipeg. (CREDIT: The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is warning Winnipegers about a high-risk sex offender recently released from prison.

Michael Fells, who also goes by Mike Middleton and Michael Fellis, is a convicted sex offender who police say is likely to reoffend.

Fells, 38, was released from Stony Mountain Institution on Thursday after serving a sentence for failing to comply with a long term supervision order,

Police say Fells has a history of violent sex offences against women and girls and is “untreated”. He has been convicted on nine counts of sex assault, as well as forcible confinement and assault among other things.

In 2015 he was convicted of sexually assaulting the nine-year-old daughter of a friend.

His oldest victim was an 80-year-old woman.

Police say his victims are typically strangers who he meets while posing as a student, a massage or reflexology therapy graduate, or a disabled person.

The designated dangerous offender has a list of parole conditions he must meet as well as a decade-long supervision order which ends in 2028.

He is not allowed to be in the presence of anyone under 18, unless he is accompanied by an adult who is aware of his criminal record and approved by his parole officer.

He is also prohibited from being in parks or swimming areas where children under 16 might be, daycare centres, school grounds, playgrounds, and community centres.

Fells is also subject to a lifetime weapons order.