Scherbanic took the stand in his own defense, telling jurors he never sexually assaulted anyone.
Manitoba sexual assault survivors can now anonymously report the abuse to any one of three different community agencies.
"The reports will be disseminated within the WPS for informational purposes, and will be entered into the VICLAS system which is a national database created to track violent offenders".
That will give those who have suffered the trauma and fear of a sexual assault a reporting option that doesn't involve the police or court system, and will also possibly help police identify "offenders or trends" that may have been missed, Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth said. Investigators did recover presumed medical items, "we have some items being tested" said Asst.
When she spoke to media about the assault, she said the province was looking to follow British Columbia's lead to bring in third-party reporting. Sullivan said Dillon was taken into custody without incident. Those who cannot visit one of the agencies can instead call and speak to someone.
Earlier this month, Squires shared the story of being raped at age 13, saying that she was unable to tell anyone at the time and only disclosed what she had survived to a therapist when she was in her 30s. "When she resisted, he beat her up and threatened to kill her", said DCP MN Tiwari.
Leslie Spillet of Ka Ni Kanichihk speaks at the press conference Monday.
Leoncio Sacramento-Benitez, 39, of the unit block of York Road, was arrested February 1 and charged with 10 counts each of rape, sexual assault, terroristic threats, false imprisonment, simple assault and harassment.