The accused was as soon as a pastor with the Alberta Convention of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for spherical 14 years.
An Edmonton man has been charged with a sequence of sexual offences against younger of us in an east-central Alberta metropolis, and police private launched a scrutinize for other victims in Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.
Brad Dahr, 53, has been charged with offences that took dwelling in the space of Vegreville, Alta., about 100 kilometres east of Edmonton, between 2018 and 2020, RCMP said Friday in a news release.
The teenage female victims were identified to him, RCMP said.
Vegreville RCMP first acquired stories of alleged offences in November 2020.
The resulting investigation, which included Alberta RCMP’s excessive crimes branch and the Alberta Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit, seen Dahr arrested Thursday at an Edmonton predicament.
Now investigators are seeking other doable victims in a handful of municipalities in western Canada. These include the Alberta communities of Edmonton, Vegreville, Drumheller, Beiseker, and Beauvallon, as well as Yellowknife, N.W.T. and B.C.’s Decrease Mainland.
“Dahr has also been widely identified in the above areas as ‘Pastor Brad,'” RCMP said in the news release.
On Saturday, a spokesperson for the Alberta Convention of the Seventh-day Adventist Church confirmed to CBC News that Dahr had been a pastor with the group for spherical 14 years.
Administration grew to turn into responsive to the allegations of sexual misconduct on Oct. 31. They celebrated Dahr’s resignation the following day and instantly contacted police and provincial authorities.
The convention also revoked Dahr’s ministerial credentials.
Anybody with information is requested to contact Vegreville RCMP at 780-631-2750.
Dahr is charged with sexual interference and voyeurism, relating to incidents between Jan. 1, 2018, and Oct. 31, 2019.
He also faces prices relating to incidents between April 1, 2020, and Oct. 31, 2020. Those prices include sexual exploitation, child luring, possessing and distributing child pornography, and making sexually assert enviornment materials available to a child.
Dahr is scheduled to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on Might per chance even just 3.