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Winnipeg police warn residents of sex offender released from Stony Mountain Institution

Steven Marcotte was released from Stony Mountain March 28 and is believed to be at high risk to re-offend..
Steven Marcotte was released from Stony Mountain March 28 and is believed to be at high risk to re-offend.. Winnipeg police handout

Winnipeg police are warning residents about a 55-year-old convicted sex offender who was released from Stony Mountain Institution Wednesday.

Steven Gordon Peter Marcotte is believed to be at high risk to reoffend in a sexual manner against boys. He is expected to live in Winnipeg.

Marcotte’s release comes after serving his sentencing for sexual interference and fail to comply with conditions of an undertaking.

He will be subject to a lifetime order of probation which doesn’t allow him to attend a public park, daycare centre, school ground, playground, community centre and public swimming areas where anyone under 16 years of age is present or is expected to be present.

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A background history of Marcotte includes:

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  • 1987 – Marcotte was convicted of forcible confinement and buggery involving a 13-year-old boy. He received a sentence of five years on each charge concurrent, and a five year weapons prohibition.
  •  2006 – Marcotte was convicted of indecent act for riding his bicycle while naked in Vancouver and was placed on two years probation.
  • 2015 – Marcotte gave alcohol to a 15-year-old boy and sexually interfered with him in a public park. He had also been in contact with a 16-year-old boy in breach of a condition of an undertaking that prohibited contact, respecting an incident that occurred in June 2015. He received a total sentence of 45 months.

If you have any information on Marcotte you’re asked to contact the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit at 204-984-1888.

Detailed information is available on the Manitoba Justice Sex Offender website.

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