June 3, 2014 7:48 am

Winnipeg sex offender who assaulted girl to be released Tuesday

Timothy Torres, 29, was convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Winnipeg in 2007. He's being released from jail after serving a sentence for breaching terms of an earlier release.

Winnipeg Police Service

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.

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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:

  • Not possessing or consuming any alcohol, illegal drug, non-prescription drug or any substance that will cause a person, including a mentally or physically disabled female, to become intoxicated;
  • Not owning, accessing or possessing a computer or personal computing device or any device that would allow unsupervised access to the Internet;
  • Not purchasing, acquiring, possessing or accessing any form or type of pornography or sexually explicit material;
  • Not being in the company of any sex trade worker or attending any area where they are, or are known to frequent;
  • Not being alone with any person under 18, except when approved of in advance by his probation officer;
  • Not seeking, obtaining or continuing any employment, or being a volunteer, that involves being in a position of trust or authority towards people under 18;
  • Not being in company of children except when in a public place or accompanied by another responsible and sober adult;
  • Not being, near or around places where children under 16 are likely to congregate, such as schools, parks, swimming pools and recreation areas, unless accompanied by an adult previously approved in writing by probation services; and
  • Abiding by a curfew of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. except for employment, verifiable medical emergencies or when given special permission in writing, in advance, from his probation officer.

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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