On Feb. 5, Gleichen RCMP responded to a complaint of sex assaults involving minors.
It is alleged that a non-nation member of the Siksika Nation had sexually assaulted two children under the age of 12 over an extended period of time. Over the course of the investigation, police executed two search warrants and seized computers, cell phones, and electronic storage devices.
A male (58) has been charged with:
· Sexual assault (x2)
· Sexual interference
· Sexual exploitation of a young person
· Invitation to sexual touching
· Child pornography
· Forcible confinement
· Assault and uttering threats
The male was released after a judicial hearing on a $5,000 no cash recognizance with conditions, and will be appearing in Siksika Provincial Court on Feb. 21.
The name of the accused is being withheld to protect the identity of the underage victims involved.
As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided.