Manitoba and Winnipeg police are warning the public about a convicted sex offender being released today. According to a police release, Kenton Richard Bryer, also known as Richard Dale Bryer, is at a high risk to re-offend "in a sexual or violent manner."
Bryer is being released from Bowden Institution in Alberta today, and is expected to return to Winnipeg. He was convicted in 2009 of sexual assault with a weapon for an incident that happened in 1999, and served a total of ten years in prison for that and previous convictions.
Bryer is being released with conditions, which include not being in the presence of female children and not being near any places where children are likely to be, unless with a responsible adult. These areas include schools, playgrounds, swimming pools and recreation centres.
Bryer was previously convicted of two sexual assaults with a weapon for incidents that happened in 1997.
The police release stated that the information about Bryer is being released to help the public protect themselves, and that vigilante activity "will not be tolerated."