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Kamloops RCMP investigating series of workplace sexual interference allegations


Kamloops RCMP are investigating a series of sexual assaults at a workplace in the city that occurred from May to July.

Police began investigating in July after receiving a report of an underage victim at a Valleyview retail store, according to an RCMP news release.

"As the investigation progresses, police have reason to believe more people may have information related to allegations involving the accused, but have not yet contacted police," Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said in the release.

Police say the sexual assaults took place at a store on the 2000-block of the East Trans-Canada Highway in Kamloops, but did not identify the store itself.

Police also say more victims came forward and spoke to police after the first and a suspect was arrested last week. They were later released with conditions and awaiting a charge recommendation.

"If something has happened to you or someone you know, and you have not yet reported it to police, please reach out. It’s important for us to hear from you," Evelyn said.

Police are urging victims to come forward, even if they are not prepared to proceed with criminal charges. Victims are able to access victim services through the detachment, or they can contact the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre crisis line at 1-888-974-7278.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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