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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Community Notification James BADOUR
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 James Porter BADOUR, 53 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner. All children are at risk.
BADOUR was released from custody after having served a sentence regarding three convictions for sexual interference with young children. He was convicted on February 1, 2016 and received a total sentence of 658 days (includes 72 days pre-sentence custody credit) followed by three years supervised probation. BADOUR exhibits a transient lifestyle. His previous convictions occurred throughout southern Ontario. Since being released, on April 15, 2017, BADOUR has resided in Guelph, Toronto, Alonsa and Neepawa, Manitoba. Currently, he is believed to be residing in Winnipeg.
BADOUR has a history of sexual offences against young children, male and female. Although he participated in some treatment programming in the past, BADOUR is still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner. All children are at risk of sexual violence.
James Porter BADOUR is a 53 year-old male with a lengthy criminal record including convictions for sexual assault and sexual interference involving children.
BADOUR's most recent offences occurred in 2015 in Ontario. BADOUR sexually interfered with two female children, aged 6 and 7 years, who resided across the street from him. He befriended the children's caregivers, gained access to the children, and sexually interfered with them. On February 1, 2016, he was convicted of three counts of sexual interference and received a sentence of 658 days (including 72 days pre-sentence custody credit) followed by three years supervised probation.
While on release, BADOUR is subject to supervised probation until April 14, 2020.
BADOUR is also prohibited, until April 14, 2037, from:
attending a public park or public swimming area where persons under the age of 16 years are present or can reasonably be expected to be present, or a daycare centre, schoolground, playground or community centre;
seeking, obtaining or continuing any employment, whether or not the employment is remunerated, or becoming or being a volunteer in a capacity, that involves being in a position of trust or authority towards persons under the age of 16 years;
having any contact - including communication by any means - with a person who is under the age of 16 years, unless he does so under the supervision of a person whom the court considers appropriate.
BADOUR is also subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition.
BADOUR was previously convicted of sexually assaulting two young neighbourhood children (male and female) in 1993 and 2000. In 1993, he received a sentence of 18 months followed by 2 years probation. In 2000, he was sentenced to 12 months incarceration followed by 3 years probation.
While incarcerated, BADOUR participated in some treatment programming but is still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against all children.
BADOUR exhibits a transient lifestyle. His previous convictions occurred throughout southern Ontario. Since being released, on April 15, 2017, BADOUR has resided in Guelph, Toronto, Alonsa and Neepawa, Manitoba. Currently, he is believed to be residing in Winnipeg.
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 BADOUR will not be tolerated.
If you have information about BADOUR, 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.
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