RCMP seeking any additional victims

Kelowna, Special Unit

2023-11-08 10:01 PST

On November 7, 2023, the Kelowna RCMP Sex Crimes Unit arrested an adult male and prominent member of the local equestrian community for allegations of Sexual Assault and Sexual Exploitation.

Our investigators believe there may be additional victims as the accused has been involved in the equestrian community for a number of years says Cpl Tim Russell with the Kelowna RCMP Vulnerable Persons Unit. Based on this belief, we are asking anyone in the equestrian community who believes they may have also been victim to an offence of a sexual nature, to please come forward and report those incidents to police.

Due to the risk to the public, investigators have arrested the accused who has since been released on conditions of no contact with anyone under the age of 18 as the investigation continues. Provided the sensitive nature of this investigation, no additional details will be released at this time.

Released by

Cpl. Michael Gauthier

Media Relations Unit Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street Kelowna BC V1Y 2K7
Office: 250-762-3300
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