CBC News– Last Updated: Thursday, December 24, 2009

The public is being warned about a sex offender released Thursday from Stony Mountain Institution.

Gregory William Tottle, 64, who has a criminal record for sexual offences against children, is considered a high risk to reoffend, according to the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit, a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and RCMP.

Tottle was released from the prison after serving a 25-month sentence for sexual interference. He also has a previous conviction for sexual assault and is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg, police said.

Although Tottle participated in some sex offender treatment programs in prison, police say females under 18 years of age could be at risk around him.

In 1985, he was convicted of a sexual assault against a 10-year-old girl. More recently, he committed a series of sexual acts against a young child who was related to him, according to police.

The victim was two years old when the offence commenced and four years old when it ended. On Nov. 28, 2007, Tottle was sentenced to 25 months for sexual interference in relation to those acts.

“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 Gregory William Tottle will not be tolerated,” stated a news release from the Manitoba Integrated High Risk Offender Unit stated.

Anyone who has information about Tottle and wants to speak to a police officer is asked to call the joint-forces unit at 204-984-1888.