High-risk sex offender released from prison, will live in Winnipeg: WPS

By News Staff

A convicted sex offender with a lengthy history of violence against women and girls was released from prison Wednesday.

Winston George Thomas, 45, is expected to live in Winnipeg after being released from Headingly Correctional Centre.

The Winnipeg Police Service says he is “still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual and/or sexually violent manner. All females, both adults and children are at risk.”

Police say Thomas was taken to Headingly on a sentence for two counts of failing to comply with his probation order of seven months, for failing to reside as directed and report to his probation officer.

Thomas was back in prison after being released from Brandon Correctional Centre on June 18. He was serving a sentence for assault by choke, suffocate or strangle involving an adult woman.

WPS says Thomas will be subject to supervised probation until June 16, 2024.

He is subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition order.

Community notification for convicted sex offender Winston George Thomas. (Credit: Winnipeg Police Service/handout)

History of sexual assaults

Police have issued multiple warnings about Thomas in recent years.

  • In 2003, Thomas broke into a woman’s home and sexually assaulted her. He was convicted and sentenced.
  • Three years later, he was again convicted of sexual assault involving a woman.
  • The 45-year-old was convicted for sexual assault in 2008 against a 13-year-old girl.
  • He has also been convicted of aggravated assault, assault, and assault against a peace officer.

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