Nakusp RCMP canvas community for possible victims of sexual assault
RCMP is currently canvassing the Nakusp area in connection with a series of alleged sexual assaults which took place from the mid-60s and onwards to the 70s.
Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, District Advisory NCO for the South East District of the RCMP said in media release Wednesday police are reaching out to the community on behalf of a file generated by the Victoria Police Department.
Moskaluk said in August of 2016, the Victoria Police arrested then 70 year-old Harry Charles Sadd of Victoria BC, in connection with a series of alleged sexual assaults which took place from the mid-60s and onwards to the 70s.
He said based on the Victoria Police Department investigational findings, the Nakusp RCMP has reason to believe that there may be other individuals who currently or previously resided in Nakusp that may have been victimized by Sadd.
“Harry Charles Sadd resided in Nakusp in the mid-60s into the mid-70s and it is possible that he may have targeted young males in the Nakusp area,” Moskaluk said.
“We would like for any individuals who may have been victimized by Sadd or holds information regarding other victims, to contact us.”
Victoria Police Sergeant Kristi Ross said Sadd, who was a former youth badminton coach, has previous convictions for sexual assaults involving young male children and teens.
“Based on these similar convictions and the most recent victim’s accounts, investigators believe there are other victims in the Greater Victoria area who have not yet come forward,” Ross said.
Police said Harry Charles Sadd currently faces 23 counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person, and one count of Sexual assault, whereas 12 victims have come forward to date.
Nakusp RCMP ask that anyone who may have been sexually assaulted or victimized by Harry Charles Sadd or who may have information regarding other victims, are asked to contact the Nakusp RCMP at 250-265-3677 or their local police service.