VERNON, BC: The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit is confirming that additional criminal charges have now been laid against Curtis Wayne SAGMOEN…
Following the execution of a warrant on October 18, 2017 at 2290 Salmon River Road, Salmon Arm and the ensuing investigation at this property, the Southeast District Major Crime Unit has been made aware of a number of allegations of violence by Okanagan-area female sex workers. RCMP investigators are continuing their investigations into these allegations.
As result of further investigative efforts, the Southeast District Major Crime Unit can confirm that Curtis Wayne SAGMOEN has now been charged with the following additional offences:
Assault Causing Bodily Harm and Assault with a Weapon stemming from an incident on August 10, 2017 and Assault stemming from an incident that occurred on or about July 1, 2017.
The new charges involve two different victims working as on-line escorts who used backpage.ca / backpage.com to advertise their services. The victims attended to locations in close proximity to 2290 Salmon River Road, Salmon Arm in response to inquiries on their ads where the alleged offences then occurred.
Curtis Wayne SAGMOEN is scheduled to appear in BC Provincial Court on these new charges on February 19, 2018 in Vernon Provincial Court.
“We appreciate the cooperation and information received to date from those who have been canvased, in particular the women involved in the North Okanagan area sex workers community. The primary purpose of our efforts is public safety. We believe there are other victims and witnesses to similar un-reported incidents and are requesting that they come forward in order to assist us and so that we can assist them,” stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk
The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit asks that anyone with information regarding similar incidents are asked to contact the Southeast District Major Crime Unit tip line at 1-877-987-8477.
Written and released by Southeast District Major Crime Unit.