RCMP arrest Desmarais man for sexual offences

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RCMP have laid charges against a 36-year-old Desmarais man, following an investigation into allegations of sexual assaults that occurred between 2013 and 2018.

In Dec. 2020, RCMP received reports of alleged sexual offences and immediately the RCMP General Investigation Section initiated an investigation into the allegations. All of the offences in this investigation are alleged to have taken place between 2013 and 2018 and involve five female victims who were known to the accused.

On Feb.11, 2021, police arrested the man. He faces charges of sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual exploitation. He has been remanded into custody and was scheduled to appear in Desmarais Provincial Court on Feb. 25, 2021. The news release on the matter did not say where the arrest took place.

RCMP believe there could be other victims or witnesses and are asking anyone with information to contact police. If you have information, please contact the Desmarais RCMP at 780-891-3765 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the P3 Tips app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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