In recent months, Red Deer RCMP have been investigating several complaints of sexual related offences throughout the city. Several other incidents were reported in November, and police continued to actively investigate. Leonard is in custody and has been charged with 10 Criminal Code offences, including: Sexual assault x2 Fail to comply with a probation order x3 Fail to comply with a condition of an undertaking x2 Indecent act x3 Leonard is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on December 5, The investigation is ongoing in order to determine whether they are linked.
Red Deer RCMP search for potential victims in historic sex assaults
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Police in Red Deer are asking victims of possible historic sexual assaults to come forward in hopes of solving the decades-old crime. Red Deer RCMP said in a news release Monday they have launched an investigation into possible sex assaults that took place at various locations in the central Alberta city sometime during the s. The investigation began after police obtained multiple dated video recordings showing women involved in sexual encounters that appeared to be non-consensual. The videos involved a Red Deer man, who RCMP have identified as a local business owner but whose name has not been released as no charges have been laid.
RCMP looking for sexual assault victims of Red Deer businessman
RCMP are investigating several possible sexual assaults that occurred at various locations around Red Deer in the s. A suspect has been identified, however the women have not been identified. It is possible that the women worked in the hospitality industry or visited licenced establishments prior to the video recordings being made. Ian Ihme. RCMP are not releasing any more detail at this time.
Sexual violence is a traumatic crime. To reduce further victimization caused by the Criminal Justice system, the RCMP are dedicated to developing more compassionate approaches to the investigatory process. In July of , the Red Deer RCMP created a new Sex Crimes Unit to investigate crimes of a sexual nature that are particularly heinous or violent, including those perpetrated against children. The goal of the unit is to provide trauma-informed, victim-centred service to survivors of sexual violence. These services include:.