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Thursday, August 30, 2018
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Community Notification: Justin LEVASSEUR The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. MIHRSOU today provides information regarding Justin David LEVASSEUR, (aka Jay LEVASSEUR, Norman LEVASSEUR, "J" and "J STAR"), 28 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner. Females are at risk of sexual violence.
LEVASSEUR will be released from Stony Mountain Institution, in Stony Mountain, Manitoba on August 30, 2018 in relation to a sentence for break, enter and commit sexual assault, and overcome resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle which occurred on September 2013, in Manitoba. LEVASSEUR was convicted of those offences on March 24, 2016, and received a sentence of five years (which includes pre-sentence custody credit of 16 months). Upon release, LEVASSEUR will be subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition and parole until November 23, 2019. LEVASSEUR is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
LEVASSEUR has a history of sexual, violent and other offences. Although he participated in some treatment programming in the past, LEVASSEUR is still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner. Females are at risk of sexual violence.
Justin David LEVASSEUR is a 28 year-old male with a lengthy criminal record including convictions for break and enter commit sexual assault, overcome resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle, assault cause bodily harm, assault, resist peace officer, escape lawful custody and numerous breaches of Probation.
LEVASSEUR's most recent offences occurred in September 2013, when he broke into the residence of an unknown female, while she was sleeping in one bedroom, and her two children were asleep in another bedroom. He sexually assaulted and choked the victim. He was convicted of break and enter commit sexual assault and overcome resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle on March 24, 2016, and received a five year sentence (which includes pre-sentence custody credit of 16 months).
LEVASSEUR will be released from Stony Mountain Institution, in Stony Mountain, Manitoba on August 30, 2018.
Upon release, LEVASSEUR will be subject to Parole until November 23, 2019, which includes conditions such as:
Not to possess or consume any drugs, alcohol and other intoxicants except drugs as prescribed and taken as directed;
Reside at an approved residence and abide by a curfew of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily, and comply with curfew checks;
Not to enter any licensed premise; and
Not to possess or use a computer or wireless telecommunication device that can access the Internet;
LEVASSEUR will also be subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition.
While incarcerated, LEVASSEUR participated in some treatment programming but is still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against females.
LEVASSEUR is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 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 LEVASSEUR will not be tolerated.
If you have information about LEVASSEUR, please call the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit at (204) 984-1888. You may also contact the Winnipeg Police Service at (204) 986-6222, your local RCMP Detachment, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.
This information is also displayed on the Manitoba Justice Sex Offender Website: www.gov.mb.ca/justice/notification www.winnipeg.ca/police/TakeAction/docs/brochure/personal_safety_sexual_assault.pdf
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