Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Two sheriffs face additional charges in alleged sex assaults

  • Print

Two Manitoba sheriff’s officers face additional charges of forcible confinement and sexual assault following a lengthy police investigation.

Winnipeg police said Richard Gordon, 45, and Jackie Burgoyne, 34, were arrested and charged Wednesday.

The investigation began in November, days after Gordon and Burgoyne were each charged with allegedly drugging, confining and sexually assaulting a 30-year-old woman.

The October charges involve an alleged attack that occurred April 27-28 of last year.

Winnipeg police said three new victims came forward in November making similar allegations: they were invited back to Gordon and Burgoyne’s residence where they were overcome with a "stupefying substance," forcibly confined and sexually assaulted.

Police said the three victims are women.

Police said the new charges date back to alleged assaults that occurred several years earlier.

Burgoyne is charged with three counts of sexual assault, two counts of forcible confinement, and three counts of administering a stupefying substance to overcome resistance to sexual assault.

Gordon faces the exact same charges plus a fourth charge of sexual assault, where it’s alleged one of the victims was assaulted twice.

Gordon and Burgoyne have been released according to terms of a recognizance order.

Gordon and Burgoyne have been involved in a six-year civil dispute, over their appearance in a racy online video that showed them in consensual sex acts with another woman.

Justice officials suspended Gordon and Burgoyne without pay in December 2006 when they learned of the video. Gordon and Burgoyne, who have been living common-law for several years, got their jobs back in early 2007.

A Justice department spokesman would not comment on the couple’s employment status with the Manitoba sheriff’s office, stating that was an internal, confidential matter.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

Comments are not accepted on this story because they might prejudice a case before the courts.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Winnipeg Cheapskate: School supply shopping

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Down the Hatch- A pelican swallows a fresh fish that it caught on the Red River near Lockport, Manitoba. Wednesday morning- May 01, 2013   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Water lilys are reflected in the pond at the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden Tuesday afternoon. Standup photo. Sept 11,  2012 (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you agree with the mandatory helmet law for cyclists under 18?

View Results

Ads by Google