Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy
3.8°C

Peachland man pleads guilty to molesting three kids

David James McHale pleaded guilty to sexual interference of three minors.
Image Credit: FILE PHOTO
April 10, 2017 - 2:31 PM

KELOWNA – A Peachland man pleaded guilty today to three counts of sexual interference of a minor.

David James McHale, 63, was arrested in February 2015 and charged with five counts of sexually touching children under the age of 16, four counts of sexual assault and one count of indecent assault by a male on a male. 

A publication ban forbids disclosure of why the case has been delayed two years but in early 2016 the RCMP issued an appeal to the public asking for any other possible victims to come forward.

Police said in 2015 McHale was known to them but did not disclose the number of alleged victims.

On Monday, April 10, McHale pleaded guilty to one count of sexual interference of someone under 14 and two counts of sexual interference of someone under 16.

The victims, according to Global Okanagan, are two girls and a boy.

An assessment has been ordered to determine if McHale qualifies as a dangerous offender or long-term offender.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw or call 250-718-0428 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile