Police are trying to locate a high-risk sex offender who was released from jail but is now unlawfully at large.
Rainie James Semple, also known as Rene James Everett, was released from federal custody on January 10.
Police say his whereabouts are unknown after being released from convictions relating to breaching a long-term supervision order. Semple never returned to his place of residence.
Police say Semple has a lengthy history of violent and sexual offences. Although he has participated in some treatment programming in the past, he is still considered at high risk to re-offend in a sexual and/or violent manner. Females are at particular risk.
Anyone with information on Semple’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Manitoba Integrated High-Risk Sex Offender Unit at (204) 984-1888. After hours, contact either the appropriate RCMP detachment or Winnipeg police at (204) 986-6222 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8477.