Assiniboia man arrested in historic sexual assault investigation
The Saskatchewan RCMP reported Tuesday night that a 46-year-old man from Assiniboia was arrested following a report earlier this month to Coronach RCMP of a historic sexual assault. Police say the investigation determined a man sexually assaulted three boys younger than 12 during the mid-2010s. The Saskatchewan RCMP's General Investigation Section executed a search warrant at a residence in Assibinoia on Monday with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) and the Coronach and Assiniboia RCMP. Police arrested a man without incident at the residence. They said a home-based daycare was operating at the residence. A 46-year-old male of Assiniboia, who police did not name, was charged on Tuesday with: three counts, sexual assault, Section 271, Criminal Code; three counts, sexual interference, Section 151, Criminal Code; two counts, invitation to sexual touching, Section 152, Criminal Code; three counts, make sexually explicit material available to a person under the age of 16, Section 171.1(1)(b), Criminal Code; one count, voyeurism, Section 162(4), Criminal Code; and one count, possession of child pornography 163.1(4), Criminal Code. He was remanded into custody until his next scheduled appearance in Moose Jaw Provincial Court on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. (Information #90432810). "A thorough and sensitive investigation into instances of sexual offences is an utmost priority for the Saskatchewan RCMP," said the police release. "As part of this investigation – and any other investigation into reports of sexual offences against children or other vulnerable populations – Saskatchewan RCMP will work to determine if there are additional victims. "We are unable to provide any additional detail at this time to protect investigational integrity as well as the privacy of the victims." You can contact your RCMP detachment or call 310-RCMP if you have information about these or any other crimes. You can also anonymously submit information to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com. In response to Canada's Online News Act and Meta (Facebook and Instagram) removing access to local news from their platforms, DiscoverWeyburn encourages you to get your news directly from your trusted source by bookmarking this page and downloading the DiscoverWeyburn app.