Ryan James Gabourie

Ryan James Gabourie is considered a high risk to become involved in further sexual offences against children, police say. (MIHRSOU)

A convicted sex offender with a history of sex offences against children is being released from jail and expected to live in Winnipeg.

Police issued a notice Thursday about Ryan James Gabourie, 32, who they consider at high risk to become involved in further sexual offences against children.

Boys and girls are at risk, stated the release from the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU), a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. 

Gabourie, who is being released Thursday from Headingley jail, is not allowed to be in public areas where children may be, such as community centres, playgrounds or parks.

His offences involve sexually molesting five young boys, between the ages of five and 11, by entering their homes through unlocked windows or doors. He sexually assaulted 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, police said.

The victims were unknown to Gabourie, who would choose 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 has been released from jail on previous occasions and subject to strict conditions, but has been re-arrested to breaching them.

The last time he was released, on Nov. 13, 2012, he was re-arrested one day later for using a computer and internet contrary to his release conditions.

Similarly, in June 2012, he breached his conditions just seven days after being released from a seven-year sentence.

"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 Ryan James Gabourie will not be tolerated," stated the release from the MIHRSOU.

Anyone with information about Gabourie, who wishes to speak to a police officer, is asked to call the MIHRSOU at 204-984-1888.