Do you remember that funny little kid’s song “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”? It’s one that 5 and 6 year olds sing with a big toothless grin and adults recall fondly from their childhood.

This Christmas, especially in Winnipeg, little children and the adults who care about them won’t be singing that song. What they will be doing, what they need to be doing is telling their children to stay indoors, don’t leave any toys out in the backyard, sleep next to their parents, keep one eye open all night long because an unrepentant serial child rapist is free from prison and living among them.

The Headingley Correctional Institution in Manitoba has released Ryan James GABOURIE. His intentions are to make Winnipeg his home. This monster has a long history of sexually assaulting children. This past week the Winnipeg Police Service released a public warning, which said, in part:

‘GABOURIE has a history of sexual offences in relation to children, including Sexual Assault, Break and Enter Commit Sexual Assault, Possession of Child Pornography, Break and Enter with Intent as well as many other criminal offences. Although GABOURIE participated in some sex offender treatment while in prison, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend. Male and female children are at risk.

GABOURIE’s previous offences involve sexually molesting five young boys, between 5 and 11 years old by entering their homes through unlocked windows or doors and sexually assaulting them in their beds while their families were sleeping nearby. GABOURIE entered the homes of another boy and girl in the same manner but was discovered before he committed any additional offences. The victims were unknown to GABOURIE. He would chose homes where children’s toys were visible in the yard or could be seen inside the homes by peering in through windows. He has also been arrested for being in the possession of child pornography.’

GABOURIE only served 7 years for raping children. He is a serial child rapist. He is free and living in a major Canadian city today.

And what is our government doing about this? Issuing a warning:

‘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 Mr. GABOURIE will not be tolerated.’

He is a known proven serial child rapist. He spent a very short amount of time in prison. He has no intention of stopping. He is not cured, or changed or different. The Winnipeg Police Service knows this very well and that’s why they’re warning everyone. But that’s pretty much all they can do, warn the public and with their limited time and resources watch this monster as much as they can.

It falls upon us, as the warning states, to take suitable measures to protect ourselves. How is a 5 year old supposed to take suitable measures to protect himself as he sleeps down the hall from his parents? How is a little girl supposed to protect herself against a rapist peering in her bedroom window? How are children supposed to protect themselves from being raped in their own bedrooms in the middle of the night?

I know, it’s the adults in this world who are supposed to protect the children and take suitable measures. I am an adult willing to do just that ~ and in order to protect our children from pedophiles I am demanding they be sent to prison for no less than 15 years for each and every offense against a child. These sentences are to run consecutively. There is no time off for “good behaviour”. I am demanding that anyone who sexually violates a child spends the better part of their lives, if not their whole lives, in prison far away from those they have every intention of hurting anyone.

I am not blaming the police for anything; I know they want to see the laws changed to put these sick beasts away for a very long time. I know the correctional institutions want the sentences to be drastically longer than they presently are. I also know that politicians have long turned a blind eye to victims of sexual crimes. And when I’ve asked for changes, when I’ve asked for meetings with those who can affect change, when I’ve demanded answers I’ve either received a pat answer clothed in excuses, or an invitation to join their political party or complete silence.

All I want for Christmas is a world where kids can leave their toys in their backyard, play with their friends, kiss their parents goodnight and sleep soundly all night long each and every night of their life.

All I want for Christmas are real actual laws to protect our children.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; watch out Ottawa, the Orange Wave of Victor Courage is coming your way. And we will have that Christmas we all dream of. You can join us in effecting real change to protect our children or you can fight it all the way, but the end result will be the same: our children will be protected and our Christmas wishes will come true. Mark my words.

WARNING ISSUED BY THE WINNIPEG POLICE:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. MIHRSOU today provides information regarding Ryan James GABOURIE, 31 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered at high risk to become involved in further sexual offences against children.

GABOURIE will be released from Headingley Correctional Institution in Headingley, Manitoba on November 13, 2012. He is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

GABOURIE has a history of sexual offences in relation to children, including Sexual Assault, Break and Enter Commit Sexual Assault, Possession of Child Pornography, Break and Enter with Intent as well as many other criminal offences. Although GABOURIE participated in some sex offender treatment while in prison, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend. Male and female children are at risk.

Community Notification
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 Mr. GABOURIE will not be tolerated.

Name: Ryan James GABOURIE
DOB: 1981-11-03
Height: 178 cm (5’8”)
Weight: 90 kg (198 lbs)
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Race: Caucasian
Distinguishing marks: None

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT GABOURIE AND WISH TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO A POLICE OFFICER,
PLEASE CALLMIHRSOU 204-984-1888.

Background information:

Ryan James Gabourie, a 31 year-old male, has a prior criminal record that includes 5 counts of Sexual Assault, 5 counts of Break Enter and Commit Sexual Assault, Possession of Child Pornography, Break and Enter with Intent and other criminal offences.

GABOURIE’s most recent convictions involved breaching the terms of a Recognizance Order which occurred 7 days after being released from serving 7 years in Federal custody. On June 28, 2012, GABOURIE breached his curfew condition as well as a condition not to possess or operate any device with internet amenities or connections.

GABOURIE’s previous offences involve sexually molesting five young boys, between 5 and 11 years old by entering their homes through unlocked windows or doors and sexually assaulting them in their beds while their families were sleeping nearby. GABOURIE entered the homes of another boy and girl in the same manner but was discovered before he committed any additional offences. The victims were unknown to GABOURIE. He would chose homes where children’s toys were visible in the yard or could be seen inside the homes by peering in through windows. He has also been arrested for being in the possession of child pornography.

GABOURIE will be released from the Headingley Correctional Institution in Headingley, Manitoba on November 13, 2012. Upon release, GABOURIE will be subject to a Probation Order which includes numerous conditions including the following prohibiting him from:

· Attending a public park or public swimming area where persons under the age of fourteen years are present or can reasonably be expected to be present, or a day care centre, school ground, playground or community centre;
· Seeking, obtaining or continuing any employment, whether or not the employment is remunerated, or becoming or being a volunteer in a capacity that involves being in a position of trust or authority towards persons under the age of fourteen years; or
· Using a computer system for the purpose of communicating with a person under the age of fourteen years; and
· Having possession of a computer or Internet access.

GABOURIE participated in some sex offender treatment programs while in prison. However, he is still considered a high risk to re-offend. Male and female children are at risk. He is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This information will be displayed on the Manitoba Justice Sex Offender Website: www.gov.mb.ca/justice/notification.

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 Ryan James GABOURIE will not be tolerated.

If you have information about Mr. GABOURIE and wish to speak directly to a police officer, please call the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) at 204-984-1888.