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Trial date, preliminary inquiries set for late 2018 in Curtis Sagmoen case

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March 08, 2018 - 10:39 AM

VERNON - Important dates have been set in the high profile case of Silver Creek man Curtis Sagmoen.

Sagmoen, 37, is charged with offences against multiple sex trade workers who told police they were contacted on and requested to go to a rural area on Salmon River Road. Sagmoen, who remains held in custody, faces charges of assault, uttering threats with a firearm, and assault causing bodily harm out of those alleged incidents.

Today in Vernon court, dates were set for two preliminary inquiries and one trial. A preliminary hearing is used to determine if there is enough evidence to order a trial.

Justice of the Peace Dalene Krenz confirmed a trial date of Dec. 13 of this year for the mischief under $5,000 charge Sagmoen faces, which is related to the use of spikes or a spike belt to damage the tires of a female complainant’s vehicle on July 19.

Sagmoen will appear for a two day preliminary inquiry on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 for charges stemming from an Aug. 27 incident in which he is alleged to have disguised his face and threatened an escort with a gun.

Another preliminary inquiry will be held on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 for two assault charges. The first is for an alleged assault on July 1, and the second on Aug. 10, when Sagmoen is accused of assaulting a woman and causing bodily harm.

All of the offences against sex trade workers occurred near Sagmoen’s family farm, located at 2290 Salmon River Rd. The property was the focus of an intense, three-week search warrant in late 2017, leading to the discovery of human remains later identified as missing Vernon teen Traci Genereaux. No charges have been laid in her suspicious death.

None of the allegations against Sagmoen have been proven in a court of law.

Read's past coverage of the Sagmoen case here. 

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