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Vernon RCMP issue warning to sex workers to avoid rural area near Sagmoen property

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, 39, is pictured in this photo submitted by Vernon RCMP.
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October 21, 2020 - 3:20 PM

Vernon RCMP are issuing a public warning to persons involved in the sex trade not to respond to any requests, or engage in any sexual activity in the Salmon River Road area.

RCMP are asking anyone who receives a request for sex-related services in the area of Salmon Arm Road not to attend the area and to contact police immediately.

Police have also released details regarding the court imposed order issued to Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, 39, which states: You must not have any contact in any way with any sex trade worker escort, or person offering paid dating or companion services.

“In the interests of safety, we are releasing a photo of Sagmoen," Vernon RCMP spokesperson Const. Chris Terleski said in the release. "The RCMP has released this publicly-known release condition to inform persons who are protected by the court-ordered condition, so that they can take steps to protect themselves.”

READ MORE: Sex workers called to notorious rural area near Sagmoen family property: RCMP

Late last week several individuals connected to the sex trade industry were located in a vehicle not far from the Sagmoen family's property. RCMP confirmed the vehicle and the individuals were located in the 2000 block of Salmon River Road and had been called to the area to work in the sex trade industry. A member of the public called the police after seeing the suspicious activity on Oct. 15.

In February, Sagmoen was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm after he purposely drove an ATV into a sex worker he had called to the property in August 2017. In December 2019, Sagmoen was found guilty of ambushing and pointing a gun at another sex worker he had called to the property weeks after the ATV assault. He was convicted on both occasions but having spent more than two years behind bars pending his trial, was released on strict probation conditions.

In June 2020, he was placed on 36 months probation for the ATV assault and barred from accessing the internet. The court also limited who he could speak to on the phone and stated he needed written permission to spend a night away from home.

In the fall of 2017, the remains of the body of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux were found at the Sagmoen family property. No one has been charged in connection with the discovery of Genereaux's body, and police have not said how she died.

RCMP are asking anyone with information, or anyone who has received a request to attend the area for sexual services, to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171.

Find past stories on Curtis Sagmoen here.


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