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North Okanagan man convicted of driving quad into sex worker gets sentencing date

Curtis Sagmoen leaves the Vernon court house Sept. 9, 2019.
May 20, 2020 - 11:40 AM

A sentencing date has been set for a North Okanagan man found guilty of deliberately driving an all-terrain vehicle into a sex worker.

Curtis Sagmoen was found guilty Feb. 11 of assault causing bodily harm for driving an ATV at high speed into a sex worker he had called to his family’s Salmon River Road property. Sagmoen, who is not in custody, will be sentenced June 19.

The incident took place in August 2017, several weeks before he covered his face and pointed a gun at a different escort, and several months before police found the remains of the body of Traci Genereaux on the property.

Sagmoen was found guilty in December 2019 for pointing a gun at the escort and released from custody after spending more than two years behind bars waiting for the trial. No charges have been laid in relation to the discovery of Genereaux’s body, and police have not said how she died.

Sagmoen was due to be sentenced April 17 for the assault involving the quad, but COVID-19 delayed the court proceedings.

At the trial in February, the court heard how Sagmoen had called the Kelowna-based escort to his rural Salmon River Road property. As the escort was walking back to her car Sagmoen had driven at high speed into her on his ATV. The woman had told the court she thought he was trying to kill her.

Sagmoen is currently serving a three-year probation order with conditions that he must live on his parents’ Salmon River Road property, his access to the internet is monitored, and he has no contact with sex trade workers.

For more stories on Curtis Sagmoen go here.

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