Wednesday, May 30, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

High Risk Sex Offender - Arrests: C18-105312, R18-31850, C18-107667

The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. This month they made several arrests of previously convicted sex offenders.

William Rupert ASTLE (photo below), an 82-year-old male, was released from federal custody on February 1, 2018. He was serving a four-year sentence for Indecent Exposure to a Person Under 16 Years of Age and Fail to Comply with Probation Order. The offence took place in Winnipeg. He is considered a high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against young females.

ASTLE obtained a residence in Winnipeg and was subject to several bail conditions.

On May 21, 2018, at approximately 10:30 a.m., general patrol members observed ASTLE operating a vehicle in the area of Dufferin Avenue and Main Street. Officers observed him park his vehicle for several minutes in the area of a playground contrary to several court-ordered conditions.

ASTLE was arrested and charged with Breach of Recognizance x2 and Fail to Comply with Prohibition Regarding Children X2. He was remanded into custody. 


Apay OGOUK, a 34-year-old male, was released from federal custody on statutory release on April 10, 2017. He was serving a sentence of three years and six months for Aggravated Sexual Assault. The offences took place in Winnipeg and Calgary. He is considered a high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against females.

Upon his release, OGOUK obtained a residence in Winnipeg.

On May 23, 2018, the Manitoba Integrated High-Risk Sex Offender Unit was notified that a Canada wide warrant for Apprehension and Suspension of Statutory Release has been issued. Officer's located OGOUK at a residence in the West Broadway area of the city in the company of a female. He was arrested and returned to custody. 


Cecil Junior HOULE, a 42-year-old male, was released from federal custody on January 17, 2018, after serving a 12-year sentence for Manslaughter and Sexual Assault Cause Bodily Harm. The offences took place in a rural community north-west of Winnipeg. He is considered a high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner.

Upon his release, HOULE was bound by court-ordered conditions and monitored by the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit.

On May 23, 2018, HOULE failed to abide by the condition of his curfew. He was located at his residence the following day and taken into custody. He has been charged with Fail to Comply with Recognizance X2 and detained at the Winnipeg Centre. 

For further information contact either:
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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