Winnipeg police say they’re continuing the investigation that began last spring into a man accused of a litany of sexual offences involving teenage girls.
Police said Michael Edward Bruce, 42, allegedly used social media to communicate with, lure and subsequently sexually assault two teens, as well as a woman in her 20s.
Bruce, who was using the name “Eddie Brigance” online, was initially arrested in June 2022 and charged with more than a half-dozen offences, including obtaining sexual services from a person under 18, making/printing/publishing/possessing child pornography, luring a person under 16 via telecommunication, and sexual assault.
He was released on a court order that banned him from contact with anyone under 18, and in September of that year, five additional, similar charges were added.
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Police said anyone with information should call the child abuse unit at 204-986-3296 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS or winnipegcrimestoppers.org. Support resources are available via the police department’s victim services at 204-986-6350 and the Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 204-786-8631.
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