Tuesday, May 17, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Update - Sexual Assault Investigation Arrest – C16-83891
As previously released - Members of the Winnipeg Police Service Sex Crimes Unit became involved in a historic sexual assault investigation originating in April, 2009.
It was reported that a student under 16 years of age, at the time, was enrolled at a Taekwondo Academy located in the 1000 block of McPhillips Street in Winnipeg. The student's instructor was a 50 year old male at the time.
In 2009, the instructor pursued and developed a personal relationship with the victim. In April of that year, the male instructor began touching the victim inappropriately which continued on a regular basis.
Between 2009 and 2012, the instructor's advances increased and were sexual in nature. During this period of time, this behaviour continued frequently, approximately 2-3 times per week.
In January, 2010, the instructor drove the victim and other students to Alberta for a Taekwondo tournament. Again, the victim was sexually assaulted during this excursion.
Over time, the victim successfully dissolved the relationship prior to notifying members of the Winnipeg Police Service.
As a result of the on-going investigation, on May 4, 2016, at approximately 3:40 p.m., officers located and arrested the now 57 year old instructor, King YEUNG, in the area of the 1000 block of McPhillips Street.
He has been charged with the following offences due to his alleged involvement:

  • Sexual Assault – Child Abuse
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Interference
  • Corrupting Morals
  • Invitation to Sexual Touching

The 57 year old male was remanded into custody.
A second victim made contact with the Winnipeg Police Service. In 1998, a student under 16 years joined the Taekwondo Academy. Over the next approximately 6 years, the victim was inappropriately touched and sexually assaulted by the same instructor.
On May 9, 2016, King YEUNG was re-arrested and charged with the following due to his alleged involvement:

  • Sexual Assault – Child Abuse
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Interference
  • Corrupting Morals
  • Invitation to Sexual Touching

A third victim has now come forward due to the support of the public and the media.
A student under 16 years of age between 2001 and 2005 was enrolled at the Taekwondo Academy. During this period of time, it's alleged that the victim was sexually assaulted on multiple occasions.
On May 16, 2016, the accused King YEUNG was placed under arrest and charged with Sexual Assault and Sexual Exploitation.
He was returned to custody. 
The investigation is on-going involving members of the Winnipeg Police Service Sex Crimes Unit. Anyone with further information regarding this investigation is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6245 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Assault with a Weapon Arrests – C16-98010
On May 16, 2016 at approximately 5:15 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the Forks Skate Park area regarding an altercation involving several male youth.
The investigation has revealed that a 21 year old male confronted a 17 year old male regarding his behaviour while at the park. As the 17 year old was leaving the area on his bike, he produced a canister of pepper spray and discharged it in the direction of the 21 year old victim. The suspect fled and was chased by friends of the victim. The pepper spray was discharged again however no one was contaminated on this occasion.
The suspect was pursued until such time WPS Cadets attended the area. While the suspect was being taken into custody, another male (a 16 yr. old friend of the first victim) became enraged and produced a canister of pepper spray striking the 17 year old suspect. As a result, both Cadets were struck as well. The suspect managed to flee, however he was chased down by witnesses and restrained. 
Three off-duty police officers from other jurisdictions happened to be in the area, resulting in the 16 year old being apprehended.
The Winnipeg Police Service would like to acknowledge the support of these officers, including members of the public who may have assisted in some way.
The investigation continued by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit.  
The two youth accused have been charged with numerous weapon related offences.
Both were remanded into custody.     

For further information contact either:
 Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
 Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
 Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

 Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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