Nakusp RCMP canvassing community for possible victims of sexual assault

Nakusp RCMP are canvassing the Nakusp area for possible victims in an ongoing historical sexual assault investigation. Harry Charles Sadd faces 23 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault.

Harry Charles Sadd. Photo: RCMP.

Nakusp RCMP are looking to speak with possible victims in an ongoing sexual assault investigation dating back to the 1960s.

Harry Charles Sadd of Victoria BC was arrested by Victoria Police in August 2016 in connection with a series of alleged sexual assaults that took place from the mid 1960s and into the 1970s.

The Victoria Police Department’s ongoing investigation has led Nakusp RCMP to believe there may be individuals who currently or previously resided in Nakusp who may have been victimized by Sadd. Sadd resided in Nakusp from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s and it is possible he may have targeted young males in the Nakusp area.

“We would like for any individuals who may have been victimized by Sadd or holds information regarding other victims, to contact us,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl Dan Moskaluk.

A photo of Harry Charles Sadd from 1992. Photo: RCMP.

Sadd was a former youth badminton coach and has previous convictions for sexual assaults involving 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,” said Sgt. Kristi Ross of the Victoria Police Department.

Sadd currently faces 23 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault. To date 12 victims have come forward

The Nakusp RCMP ask that anyone who may have been sexually assaulted or victimized by Harry Charles Sadd or who may have information regarding other victims to contact the Nakusp RCMP at 250-265-3677 or their local police service.