Man accused of sexually assaulting boy supposed to be kept away from children
A man who was ordered to stay away from children now faces charges of sexually assaulting a five-year-old boy at a St. Vital pool.
On Wednesday, April 9 a woman and her five year old son were at the YMCA on Fermor Avenue.
The mother said the boy was playing in the pool and using the slide while an adult male who appeared tohave an intellectual disability was also on the slides.
After a few slides, the mother got worried after waiting a little longer than usual at the bottom of the slide for her son to come down. She said she called out to him and as the boy slid down he was screaming, sayinghe had been touched inappropriately.
The mother immediately approached an individual who she says admitted touching her son.
According to the mother, a support worker who identified herself as being from Direct Action in Support of Community Homes (DASCH) Inc. appeared to speak with her. DASCH confirmed the man is a client of theirs and said the worker was to supervise him at all times. DASCH said the client was not to be around children whatsoever and the worker was supposed to ensure that order was complied with at all times.
However, the mother said she noticed the DASCH worker had not been paying attention to the client the entire time at the pool.
DASCH apologized to the family for the incident and said they have fired the worker and said further action against the employee is still possible.
Jonathan Alexander Baker, 23, faces charges of sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age, sexual interference and failing to comply with a probation order. Winnipeg police said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
- With a report by Sheila North Wilson