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July 20, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Robbery Investigation – Public Assistance Requested: C17-133768

On June 18, 2017, Winnipeg Police responded to responded to a report of Commercial Robbery that had just occurred in the 500 block of Hamilton Avenue at approximately 8:00 p.m.

The investigation revealed that two males had entered the convenience store and demanded money. The males are described as follows:

 - Suspect #1: Light coloured skin, 5’7” – 5’7” in height.
- Suspect #2: Light coloured skin, 5’3”  - 5’7” in height with dark coloured facial hair.

Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the two suspects pictured below:

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Arrest - R16-0096441

As a result of a lengthy investigation, members of the Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) identified a Winnipeg resident as having uploaded child sexual abuse imagery from a known chat room site.

The image was reported and members of the ICE unit commenced an investigation.

On July 11, 2017, officers attended to a residence in the north St. Boniface area of the city and executed a search warrant with the assistance of the Technological Crimes Unit and East District patrol. Numerous electronic devices were seized. A warrant was also executed on a vehicle were additional electronic devices were seized.

On July 19, 2017, Matthieu GAUTHIER, 32-years-old of Winnipeg was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Imports, Distributes, Sells or Possesses for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale any Child Pornography

 

He was remanded into custody. 

Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Arrest - R16-0028599

In February 2017 the Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) was notified of a Winnipeg resident uploading child sexual abuse imagery.   

The ICE unit commenced an investigation and learned the same person had exchanged child pornography images via email in March 2013. He uploaded additional images of child pornography in February 2016 and again in April 2016.

On March 7, 2017, officers attended to a residence in the Inkster/Faraday area of the city and executed a search warrant for, and seized, a computer belonging to an adult male. Analysis of the computer revealed close to 2000 images and videos of children involved in various sex acts with other children and adults.

On July 19, 2017, Matthew Adam MACNEIL, 29-years-old of Winnipeg was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Access any Child Pornography X2
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Imports, Distributes, Sells or Possesses for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale any Child Pornography X2

 

He was remanded into custody. 

 

    • Last Update: July 20, 2017

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