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Curtis Sagmoen appears in Port Coquitlam court on 2013 assault charge

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, 37, lived at 2290 Salmon River Road, a farm owned by his parents in the community of Silver Creek.
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April 13, 2018 - 2:37 PM

VERNON - The man associated with a rural North Okanagan property where a young woman’s remains were found appeared in Port Coquitlam court this week on charges from an alleged 2013 assault.

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, 37, faces numerous charges involving violence against women and lived at a Silver Creek property where 18-year-old Traci Genereaux’s remains were found in late 2017. No charges have been laid in connection to Genereaux’s suspicious death.

Sagmoen’s most recent charge stems from an alleged assault in 2013 in Maple Ridge, where he used to live. According to an exclusive report by CTV News, officers were called to a townhouse complex in Maple Ridge for a report of a woman being chased by a man and yelling that he’d hit her with a hammer. The police report surmised that the man was ripped off by a known prostitute, and the case was initially marked as “unfounded.”

Sagmoen appeared by video in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court on Thursday, April 12. The matter was put over to May 9 for a bail hearing. No trial date has yet been set, the court registry confirmed Friday by phone.

Sagmoen was charged in October of 2017 for allegedly threatening a sex trade worker with a gun on Aug. 27 in the North Okanagan. In the months that followed, additional charges were laid in connection with three other incidents, all of which are alleged to have occurred in the North Okanagan. The Maple Ridge assault charge was approved on March 14 after “new information (came) to light” as part of the RCMP’s ongoing investigation into Sagmoen.

Around the same time Sagmoen was arrested, police launched a massive search at 2290 Salmon River Road, a farm owned by Sagmoen’s parents. During what would be a roughly three-week search, police uncovered the remains of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux, who disappeared from the region several months earlier. 

Sagmoen, who remains in custody, is scheduled to return to court in Vernon in October for a preliminary inquiry on charges from the Aug. 27, 2017 threats with a firearm case. Following that, he is due in court on Dec. 10 and 11 for a preliminary inquiry on two assaults against escorts from the summer of 2017. On Dec. 13, he is due to stand trial on a charge of mischief under $5,000 for allegedly using a spike belt to damage a woman’s vehicle tires.

None of the charges against Sagmoen have been proven in court.

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