A 46-year-old Assiniboia man faces several charges including three counts of sexual assault related to incidents involving three male youths under 12 years old that occurred during the mid-2010s.

In November 2023, Coronach RCMP received a report of a historic sexual assault.

On November 27, 2023, Saskatchewan RCMP’s General Investigation Section (GIS) with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) and the Coronach and Assiniboia RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence in Assiniboia. 

An adult male was arrested without incident at the residence.

It was determined that a home-based daycare was operating at this residence.

On November 28, 2023, a 46-year-old male of Assiniboia, SK, was charged 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.
The accused was remanded into custody until his next scheduled appearance in Moose Jaw Provincial Court on November 29, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.

The GIS and ICE units are continuing the investigation.

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.

RCMP are unable to provide any additional detail at this time to protect investigational integrity as well as the privacy of the victims.

Education Minister Jeremy Cockrill released the following statement Wednesday morning:

"I am deeply concerned with the serious allegations involving the exploitation of children, in relation to an individual connected to a place where parents send their children to be safe and protected.

When the Ministry of Education was alerted that a police charge occurred, immediate action was taken to place the family child care home’s license on hold. The ministry will be assisting families in finding alternative care where possible.

Police-based Victims Services is in contact with the RCMP regarding this situation and will be reaching out to families to offer support, information, and referrals to services during this difficult time.

I would like to thank the RCMP for their efforts in investigating this matter. As this is currently being investigated by the RCMP we are not able to comment further at this time."

If you have information about this or any other crime, contact your local RCMP detachment by dialling 310-RCMP. 

Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

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