Sex offender re-arrested in Winnipeg

A high-risk sex offender who was released from a Manitoba jail earlier this week is back behind bars, after he was arrested in Winnipeg on Wednesday.
Ryan James Gabourie was released from jail on Tuesday and re-arrested the following day. (MIHRSOU)

A high-risk sex offender who was released from a Manitoba jail earlier this week is back behind bars.

Ryan James Gabourie, 31, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon for breaching the conditions of his probation order — one day after he was released.

He was seen just after 4 p.m. CT in the 200 block of Donald Street in the downtown core, accessing a computer with internet capabilities.

Members of the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) were notified and located Gabourie at about 6 p.m. in the area of the 2400 block of Henderson Highway, in the city's North Kildonan neighbourhood.

Gabourie, who has a history of sexual offences in relation to children, has now been charged with breach of probation.

The MIHRSOU, a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and RCMP, issued a public notice earlier on Wednesday about Gabourie, who had been released from Headingley Correctional Institution on Tuesday.

Gabourie's previous offences involve molesting five young boys, between the ages of five and 11, by entering their homes through unlocked windows or doors and sexually assaulting them in their beds while their families were sleeping nearby.

He entered the homes of another boy and girl in the same manner but was discovered before he committed any additional offences, according to the MIHRSOU.

Ryan James Gabourie has a history of sex offences involving children. (MIHRSOU)

The victims were unknown to him.

He would chose homes where children's toys were visible in the yard or could be seen inside the homes by peering in through windows. He has also been arrested for being in the possession of child pornography.

Gabourie's probation order prohibited him from attending a public park or public swimming area where persons under the age of 14 are present or can reasonably be expected to be present; or a day care centre, school ground, playground or community centre.

He was also prohibited from "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 14; or using a computer system for the purpose of communicating with a person under the age of 14, and having possession of a computer or internet access."