A Winnipeg man has been charged after he allegedly deposited his own semen on the clothing of children.
Police say the man gained access to unsecured lockers in the Frank Kennedy/Active Living Centre at the University of Manitoba earlier this year, where he then took the clothing of children aged five to 11 and deposited seminal fluid on it before returning the garments.
Parents located the substance and reported the incidents to police. Detectives are aware of five separate incidents that occurred between January and May 2019.
A suspect was identified with the help of U of M campus security and the Child Abuse Unit utilized DNA testing to further establish the identity of the suspect.
Christopher Simba Yannick Buckeridge, 22, was arrested on July 27. The U of M management student has been charged with five counts of mischief under $5,000 and obstruct in enjoyment, as well as five counts of theft under $5,000.
He was originally detained in custody, but has been released on a promise to appear.