Community Notification

Released:

January 23, 2023 10:33 am

The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. MIHRSOU today provides information regarding LESLIE WAYNE OLIVER MERCREDI (also known as Leslie Wayne Brightnose, Leslie Mecredi), 31 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered high risk to re‑offend in a sexual manner against all children, particularly females.

MERCREDI was released from the Headingley Correctional Centre, Manitoba on January 20, 2023 after serving a total sentence of 3 months time served for failing to comply with the conditions of his Recognizance Order.  

MERCREDI is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

MERCREDI is subject to three court orders.

MERCREDI has a history of violent and sexual offences. Although he participated in some treatment programming in the past, MERCREDI is still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner.  All children are at risk, particularly females.

Community Notification for Leslie Mercredi

Background information:

Leslie Wayne Oliver MERCREDI (also known as Leslie Wayne Brightnose, Leslie Mecredi) is a 31 year-old male with a lengthy criminal record including convictions for sexual assault, sexual interference, assault, possess weapon dangerous to the public peace, and numerous breaches of probation orders.

MERCREDI’s most recent conviction for failing to comply with the conditions of his recognizance order resulted in a total sentence of 3 months, time served.

MERCREDI’s previous conviction for sexual interference, possess weapon for dangerous purpose, and breach probation resulted in a total sentence of three years and six months (in addition to 779 days pre-trial sentence custody).

MERCREDI commits sexual offences by threatening victims or plying them with drugs or other inducements. He has also breached probation orders by being alone with children under 16 years of age.

MERCREDI is subject to a lifetime prohibition order which prohibits him from:

  • Attending a public park or public swimming area where persons under 16 years of age are present, or a daycare, school ground, playground or community centre;
  • Seeking, obtaining or continuing any employment, or being a volunteer, that involves being in a position of trust or authority towards persons under 16 years of age; and
  • Having contact with any person under 16 years of age unless done so with written authorization to do so from his Probation officer.   

MERCREDI is also subject to a recognizance order until November 16, 2024, conditions include:

  • No contact/communication or be in the presence of any person under 16 year of age;
  • Comply with daily curfew between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am;
  • Reside as directed by his Probation officer;
  • Comply with counselling, treatment as directed by his Probation officer; and
  • Not possess or consume any alcohol or illegal drugs.

MERCREDI is subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition order.

While incarcerated, MERCREDI participated in some sex offender programming but is still considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against all children, particularly females.

MERCREDI is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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 Mr. MERCREDI will not be tolerated.

If you have information about Mr. MERCREDI, please call the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit at (431) 489-8056. You may also contact the Winnipeg Police Service at (204) 986-6222, your local RCMP Detachment, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.  For media inquiries, please contact the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Officer at (204) 986-3061.

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