June 19th, 2024

LPS issues warning about offender

By Lethbridge Herald on December 26, 2022.

LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICE PHOTO Mitchell Lloyd Robert Socholotuik is shown in this undated photo.


In the interest of public safety, the Lethbridge Police Service is issuing the following warning in regard to Mitchell Lloyd Robert Socholotuik, 30, who is residing in Lethbridge:

 Socholotuik served a total of seven years in custody after being convicted of sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching involving a young girl. Following his initial release (to another community) in 2017, he has been in and out of custody for subsequent convictions of breaching various conditions of his release.

 Police believe Socholotuik poses a significant risk of harm to the community, specifically female children. 

Based on the circumstances of his offence targeting a young girl, he is likely to engage in behaviour that is opportunistic and may seek out interactions with young girls. He has been assessed as a high-risk to re-offend.

 Socholotuik is being monitored by the LPS High Risk Offenders Unit and is bound by permanent, life-long conditions prohibiting him from:

* Having any contact, including communication by any means, with a person who is under the age of 16;

* Attending a public park, public swimming area, daycare centre, school ground, playground or community centre where children under 16 are present or can be reasonably expected to be present;

* Seeking, obtaining or continuing employment or being a volunteer in a capacity that involves being in a position of trust or authority children under the age of 16.

He is further subject to additional conditions, including:

* Prohibitions from accessing and possessing pornography;

* Prohibitions from accessing the internet without supervision;

* Requirements to report any relationships or friendships with females. 

 Socholotuik is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 6’2” tall, 235 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. 

LPS is issuing this information and warning after careful deliberation of all related issues, including privacy concerns, in the belief that it is clearly in the public interest to inform members of the community of the residency of Socholotuik. Police believe there is a significant risk to public safety. Residents are advised that the intent of this process is to enable members of the public to take suitable precautionary measures and not to engage in any form of vigilante action.

 This information is released under the authority of Section 32 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSA 2000, c. F-25.

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