Man arrested for child sexual assaults, but there may be more victims

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KELOWNA - A police investigation into multiple cases of sexual assault involving children has resulted in an arrest, but RCMP fear there may be more victims.

Kelowna RCMP received a report Feb. 17 about the sexual assaults along with the identity of a suspect. As a result David James McHale, 61, of Peachland was arrested, according to a media release. Police say he's known to RCMP.

McHale has since been charged with numerous accounts of sexual assault related offences against children. Investigators are concerned there may be more victims and want to speak with anyone who may have further information.

Due to a court ordered publication ban the number and identities of known victims are being withheld, according to RCMP Cpl. Joe Duncan.

If you know any child who has had contact with McHale, contact Kelowna RCMP child abuse section Cpl. Tretiak at 250-470-6368.

McHale remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Kelowna Provincial Court April 9, 2015.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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