Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Police warn public about sex offender living in Winnipeg

  • Print

The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit has issued a public notification on a convicted sex offender now living in Winnipeg.

John David Lashbrook was released from a federal institution in Alberta in July 2011, having served a five-year sentence for the sexual assault of a female companion in 2005 (he was convicted in 2008).

The 56-year-old is currently on a 10-year long-term supervision order and had been staying at a designated federal facility in Calgary before spring flooding in the area forced his transfer to Winnipeg. Lashbrook remains on his supervision order until July 2021

Lashbrook had four previous sexual-assault convictions prior to the 2005 incident, including a 1982 indecent assault on a five-year-old girl playing in a park, a 1983 sexual assault on a seven-year-old girl sleeping in her home, and sexual assaults in 1992 against five girls aged seven and eight years old whom he was babysitting.

He is not allowed to be in the presence of females under the age of 18 unless accompanied by an adult, nor is he allowed to be on any school grounds or public spaces where children are frequently present. He is also not allowed to own any device that would give him unmonitored access to the internet.

Despite attending counselling sessions and treatment programs, Lashbrook is still considered to be a high risk to reoffend against female children and women.

He is described as a Caucasian man about 5-foot-1 and weighing about 200 pounds. He has brown hair an hazel eyes.

Anyone who wishes to speak to a police officer about Lashbrook can call the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit  at 204-984-1888, Winnipeg Police Service at 204-986-6222, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Officials note this information is provided to enable members of the public to take suitable measures to protect themselves. Any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct directed at Lashbrook will not be tolerated, a release said.

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


  • 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

The Winnipeg Free Press is not accepting comments on this story.


Make text: Larger | Smaller


Janice Filmon humbled to be appointed lieutenant-governor

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Jia Ping Lu practices tai chi in Assiniboine Park at the duck pond Thursday morning under the eye of a Canada goose  - See Bryksa 30 Day goose challenge Day 13- May 17, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • An American White Pelican takes flight from the banks of the Red River in Lockport, MB. A group of pelicans is referred to as a ‘pod’ and the American White Pelican is the only pelican species to have a horn on its bill. May 16, 2012. SARAH O. SWENSON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

View More Gallery Photos


Has your opinion of Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec changed given his latest winning streak?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google