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RCMP looking for victims of Nakusp man with history of sexual assault against minors

Harry Charles Sadd in 2016 (left) and 1992 (right).
August 30, 2017 - 4:02 PM

NAKSUP, B.C - Police are canvassing the community Nakusp in the West Kootenays and the City of Victoria for possible victims in a historical sexaul assault case dating back fifty years.

RCMP say in August last year, Victoria Police arrested then 70-year-old Harry Charles Sadd in connection with a string of alleged sexual assaults which took place from the mid-1960s and into the 1970s.

"Based on the Victoria Police investigational findings, the Nakusp RCMP have reason to believe there may be other individuals who currently or previously resided in Nakusp that may have been victimized by Sadd," Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in an RCMP media release.

When Sadd resided in Nakusp in the 60s and 70s it is possible that he may have targeted young males, Moskaluk says.

Sgt. Kristi Ross with the Victoria Police says Sadd, who was a former youth badminton coach, also has previous convictions for sexual assaults involving young male children and teens.

"Based on these similar convictions and the most recent victim’s accounts, investigators believe there are other victims in the Greater Victoria area who have not yet come forward," Ross says in the release.

Sadd faces 23 counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person, and one count of sexual assault. So far, 12 victims have come forward to police.

Anyone with any information on Harry Charles Sadd asked to contact the Nakusp RCMP at 250-265-3677 or their local police department.

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