WINNIPEG – A Winnipeg man who was convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl will be released from Headingley jail on Tuesday.
Timothy Torres, 29, has participated in some sex offender programming but is considered at moderate-high risk to reoffend in a sexual manner against young females, says a news release from the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit.
Torres was first convicted in 2009 for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in 2007. He approached the girl near Arlington Street and Alexander Avenue at about 3 a.m. on a Saturday and convinced her to accept a ride in his car. He then threatened her, stopped her from getting out and sexually assaulted her.
Torres was given a seven-year prison sentence and a 10-year prohibition from having contact with children.
He was jailed again in April 2012 after he tried to hire an undercover police officer who he thought was a prostitute.
He was released again in March 2013 but re-arrested when on June 12, 2013, he took a dog to two public parks and a playground where people under 16 years old could reasonably be expected to be present. There were children present in at least one of the parks.
Torres was sentenced to another 16 months of jail for those offences and is now being released under a probation order that lasts five years. He’s expected to live in Winnipeg.
The conditions of his release include:
He’s also subject to a 10-year prohibition from attending any public park or public swimming area where persons under 16 years of age are present, or a daycare, school ground, playground or community centre.
Torres is about five-foot-five and 165 pounds, with black hair and brown skin. He has a stab wound scar on his right upper abdomen.
Anyone who wishes to speak to police about Torres can call the high-risk sex offender unit at 204-984-1888.
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