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Curtis Sagmoen to be sentenced for assault after driving quad into sex worker

Protestors outside the Vernon courthouse Feb. 10, 2020, for the first day of Curtis Sagmoen's trial.
March 03, 2020 - 3:29 PM

A trial date has been set for the sentencing of a North Okanagan man found guilty for driving a quad at high speed into a sex worker he’d called out to his rural property.

Curtis Sagmoen, who is not in custody, is due to be sentenced April 17.

The 39-year-old drove his quad at high speed into an escort he’d called to his parents Salmon River Road property where he lived in the summer of 2017. He was found guilty Feb. 11 of assault causing bodily harm.

At the February trial, the court had heard how Sagmoen had called the Kelowna area escort to his rural North Okanagan property. The woman said she thought Sagmoen “tried to kill” her when he drove at high speed into her as she was walking away from him back to her car. Sagmoen admitted to driving into her but said it was an accident. The judge didn’t believe him.

Several months after the incident, the body of Traci Genereaux was found on his parents’ property, although no charges have been laid in relation to this. The RCMP has not released any details of how Genereaux died.

A few weeks after the assault with the quad bike, Sagmoen ambushed another escort, covering his face and pointing a gun at her at the rural property. In December 2019 Sagmoen was found guilty in this case and sentenced to time already served in custody - he’d been behind bars since being arrested in September 2017. He was released from custody under strict conditions with a three-year probation order. The conditions stipulated he must live on his parents’ Salmon River Road property, his access to the internet was monitored, and he would have no contact in any way with sex trade workers.

Sagmoen was also facing another charge for assaulting a female sometime during the summer of 2017, but the charge was stayed by the Crown in March 2019.

For more stories about Curtis Sagmoen go here.

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