Sanikiluaq man charged with sexual assault, other criminal offences

Investigation ongoing, additional victims possible, says RCMP

A 32 year-old man in Sanikiluaq has been charged with 19 criminal offences including sexual assault and assault with a weapon. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

A 32 year-old man in Sanikiluaq has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and sexual exploitation among other criminal offences.  

Sanikiluaq RCMP announced Monday that it began an investigation on March. The accused was arrested without incident, according to a news release the RCMP issued Monday.

The man has since been charged with the following offences alleged to have occurred in Sanikiluaq between December 2021 and March 2022:

  • 3 counts of sexual assault
  • 1 count of assault by suffocation
  • 2 counts of unlawful confinement
  • 2 counts of intimidation
  • 1 count of assault with a weapon
  • 2 counts of uttering threats
  • 2 counts of assault
  • 6 counts of sexual exploitation

The suspect has been remanded into custody. He is expected to appear in court on April 5.

A court-imposed publication ban is in place to protect the identity of the victims.

Police believe there may be additional victims and encourage them to come forward by contacting the Sanikiluaq RCMP at (867) 266-0123.

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(4) Comments:

  1. Posted by So sad on

    So sad for the victims! Now their life has been changed forever because of someone’s selfish and thoughtless urges. My heart goes out to the victims.

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  2. Posted by Heart Wrenched on

    I hope there aren’t any other victims, if there are please come forward and get help. No one should get away with anything that gruesome.

  3. Posted by Miriam McDonald on

    How does this happen? Caregiver and Victim Support Services are needed!

  4. Posted by Anguttialook on

    Where are the victim of abuse going to get help in nunavut..sex abuse is an epidemic that has been& is being swept under the carpet..out of sight out of mind…statistically it 92%…realistically its around 98%..a lot doesn’t get reported…my question is when are the money squandering gn and nti going to address this dark ssue

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