Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 10/25/2013 12:06 PM
Last Modified: 10/25/2013 5:16 PM | Updates
A Saskatoon man is in custody in Winnipeg, accused of repeatedly sexually abusing two city teens over the seven years they worked for him at a Garden City-area movie theatre.
Police said Friday two men, aged 23 and 24, came forward in June to report they had been sexually assaulted by the man who approached them in a mall and hired them to work at the Cinema City Northgate Plaza on McPhillips Street when they were each 13.
It was early 2002, and despite the teens being underage, the suspect and victims had an "under the table" payment arrangement to do cleaning and other duties at the theatre. The teens were put on the payroll and given more substantial jobs when they came of age.
Between the time they started work up until Jan. 1, 2008, the teens were sexually assaulted multiple times at the theatre and at the man's home, Const. Eric Hofley alleged.
"They were preyed upon," said Hofley.
Child abuse investigators learned the suspect had since moved to Saskatoon. On Oct. 8, they sought and were granted an arrest warrant and a request was made to Saskatoon police to pick him up.
Thursday, officers in the warrant squad went there and brought him back to Winnipeg.
Terrence James Stannard, 54, is charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching. He remains in custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre pending a first court appearance slated for Monday. Stannard also goes by the first name Terry.
Police identified him as the former general manager of the theatre.
He is presumed innocent and has no record of convictions in Manitoba, according to provincial court records.
It's believed Stannard continued to work in the theatre business in Saskatoon.
Updated on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 5:16 PM CDT: Adds photos, more detail.
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