Child and Family Services Volunteer Charged with Sexual Assault

Winnipeg Police CrestA man who had been volunteering with Child and Family Services Winnipeg has been charged after allegedly sexually assaulting two children.

Winnipeg police say Guillaume Meisterhans, 35, was mentoring a seven-year-old child when the allegations arose from incidents between April 27, 2017 and April 2, 2018. Police say the suspect took the child to his home on five separate occasions, where acts of sexual assault and sexual interference were performed.

The victim reported the incidents in April 2018 and Meisterhans later turned himself into police on July 21. While investigating, police laid further charges related to sexual assault and sexual interference on another seven-year-old child that allegedly happened between April 1, 2014 and November 1, 2014 on three different occasions.

During that time, the suspect was working for a non-profit organization as a youth mentor. The actions were reported to a caregiver in November 2014 and the organization terminated its relationship with the suspect, but charges weren’t laid.

Meisterhans was charged on November 10, 2018 and remains in custody.


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