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Friday, August 19, 2016
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Friday, August 19, 2016
The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. MIHRSOU is providing information regarding Brett Russell Jeffrey PILCH, 51 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered a high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner.
PILCH will be released from the Headingley Correctional Institution, Manitoba, on August 19, 2016, after serving a one year sentence for fail to comply with probation. Upon release, PILCH will be subject to the conditions of 2 concurrent probation orders. He is expected to reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
PILCH has 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.
Background information: Brett Russell Jeffrey PILCH is a 51 year-old male with a criminal record for indecent phone calls, harassing phone calls, sexual assault and fail to comply with probation and recognizance orders.
Over the past 25 years, PILCH has served four federal sentences. He has been convicted of assault, sexual assault, utter threats, indecent phone calls, theft from mail and harassing phone calls. He 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 fail to comply with probation order convictions, 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 fail to comply conviction involved him using a telephone, contrary to a condition of his probation order.
PILCH will be released on August 19, 2016. He will be subject to a supervised probation order until August 12, 2019.
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 advance permission in writing by your probation officer.
Upon release, PILCH is expected to reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
During his previous incarceration, 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 media inquiries, please contact the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Officer at (204) 986-3061.
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs