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Curtis Sagmoen back behind bars; facing more charges

Curtis Sagmoen leaves the Vernon courthouse in this Sept. 9, 2019, photo.

A North Okanagan man with a history of violence towards sex workers is back in custody having breached his probation.

Curtis Sagmoen, born 1980, has been charged with three breaches of his probation.

The incident is said to have taken place April 28, just two days after he was charged with breaching his probation following a separate incident.

Sagmoen is now facing six charges for breaching his probation, three on April 26 and three on April 28.

He is currently in custody and a bail hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, May 4.

Details of what Sagmoen did to breach his probation are not yet known.

In December 2019, following a conviction for ambushing and pointing a gun at a sex worker, Sagmoen was put on strict probation. One of its terms was for him to have no contact with any sex workers.

Vernon RCMP has on two separate occasions publicly warned sex workers to stay away from Sagmoen's family property on Salmon River Road.

A neighbour of Sagmoen's has previously told that sex workers were seen in the vicinity of the property in April and in the fall of 2020.

Sagmoen recent breach of probation came on the same day he had a charge for assaulting a police officer stayed by Crown prosecutors.

Whereby during a search of the Salmon River Road property, Sagmoen was alleged to have slammed into an RCMP officer while he was in handcuffs in October 2020.

Sagmoen has a lengthy history of violence towards sex workers and was convicted for two incidents that took place in the summer of 2017.

In one incident, he disguised his face and pointed a gun at a sex worker. In another incident, he drove a quad bike into another sex worker.

In December 2018, Sagmoen pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of mischief causing damage to property after using a homemade spike belt to stop a woman in her car on Salmon River Road.

He was also charged with assault for an unknown incident that took place May 2017, although the charge was later stayed by Crown prosecutors.

Following his arrest in 2017 police discovered the remains of the body of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux on the Sagmoen family property.

No one has ever been charged in relation to her death and police have not disclosed how she died.

Find past stories about Sagmoen here.

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