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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. MIHRSOU today provides information regarding Brett Russell Jeffrey PILCH, 50 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered at high risk to become involved in further sex offences.
PILCH will be released from the Headingley Corretional Centre, on September 16, 2015. Upon release, PILCH will be subject to the conditions of a probation order. He is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg.
PILCHhas a history of sexual offences in relation to females, usually young adult women. Although he has attended sexual offender treatment in the past, PILCH is still considered a high risk to re-offend. Adult females and older female children are at risk of sexual harassment as well as possible physical 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 Mr. PILCH will not be tolerated.
Name: Brett Russell Jeffrey PILCH
Height: 171 cm (5'7")
Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
If you have any information regarding PILCH, and wish to speak directly to a police officer, please call the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) at (204) 984-1888 or contact the Winnipeg Police Service at (204) 986-2222, your local RCMP Detachment, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.
Brett Russell Jeffrey PILCH is a 50 year-old male with a criminal record for indecent phone calls, harassing phone calls, sexual assault and breach of probation and recognizance.
Over a period of 20 years, PILCH has repeatedly been involved in incidents where he has sexually harassed women with whom he has had no prior relationship. This harassing sexual conduct usually takes place over the telephone, but has, on occasion, taken the form of direct physical contact. He has numerous breaches of his probation order which have included failing to notify his probation officer of being involved in a relationship with a female, possessing a cell phone, using a telephone, and having contact with a female under the age of 18. His current conviction involves him using a telephone contrary to a condition of his probation order.
PILCH will be released on September 16, 2015. He will be subject to a supervised probation order until September 15, 2017.
The Probation Order includes the following conditions:
Not to have contact and communication with any sex trade worker;
Not to attend any establishment featuring strippers;
Not to posses any pornography;
Not to possess, operate or have control or access whatsoever to any computer or internet amenities no matter where they may be located, except as allowed by Probation Services;
Not own, possess nor have any type of telephone subscribed under your name except as specifically allowed by Probation Services.
Not make any phone calls to female persons at their private residences who are previously unknown to you;
Not to have contact with or be in the presence of any female actually or apparently under the age of eighteen (18) years, except for unavoidable encounters in a public place and except in the company of an adult approved in writing, in advance, by Probation Services;
Attend, complete and follow the rules of any assessment, treatment, counselling, and/or community programming as directed by his probation officer;
Not to possess weapons; and
Observe a curfew between 11 pm and 7 am, except for verifiable emergencies or when you are given special permission in writing, in advance, by your probation officer.
Upon release, PILCH is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
During his previous prison sentences, PILCH has attended sex offender treatment programs. However, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend. Females, particularly young adult women and older female children, are at risk of sexual harassment as well as possible physical 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 Brett Russell Jeffrey PILCH will not be tolerated.
If you have information about Mr. PILCH, please call MIHRSOU at (204) 984-1888, the Winnipeg Police Service at (204) 986-6222, your local RCMP Detachment, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8577 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs