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Former long-time Summerland lifeguard Edward Casavant, also known as Eddie Spaghetti, has been granted day parole two years into his five year sentence. (File photo)

Convicted Summerland sex offender ‘Eddy Spaghetti’ granted parole

Edward Casavant, 58, diagnosed as a pedophile, was a swim instructor/lifeguard for 35 years

 

Vernon law courts. (Black Press file photo)

Former Vernon hockey coach appeals sex assault conviction, released on bail

Keith Chase was granted bail on Monday, Oct. 31

 

The H.O.P.E. Outreach volunteers are out seven nights a week lending supplies and support to sex trade workers. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Sex assault crimes increasing: Kelowna outreach program logs graphic case

The number of women in sex work has almost doubled since the start of the pandemic

 

Kashif Ramzan, 42, sentenced to two years less one day in jail followed by three years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault. (Surrey RCMP photo)

Bogus Surrey modelling photographer to serve 2 years less a day for sex assaults

Judge says Kashif Ramzan, 42, ‘set up an elaborate framework of online deceit’

Kashif Ramzan, 42, sentenced to two years less one day in jail followed by three years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault. (Surrey RCMP photo)
Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)

Interior Health’s top doctor charged with sex crimes against child in Alberta

Dr. Albert de Villiers was arrested in Kelowna on two Alberta charges

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Mounties battled various sex crimes in the North Okanagan

The local RCMP sex crimes unit has been involved in a number of investigations so far in 2021

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Prominent Indigenous leader and former politician Edward John attended a gathering with cabinet ministers and First Nations leaders in Vancouver on Sept. 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former B.C. politician, Indigenous leader, ordered to stand trial on sex charges

Edward John, 71, pled not guilty to allegations related to a single person in Prince George

Prominent Indigenous leader and former politician Edward John attended a gathering with cabinet ministers and First Nations leaders in Vancouver on Sept. 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A portion of Salmon River Road in Spallumcheen was tagged with a warning to sex trade workers near Curtis Sagmoen’s family farm. (Tiffany Jackson - Facebook)

Message warning sex trade workers scrawled on road near Sagmoen farm

Police issued formal warning about Curtis Sagmoen five months ago

A portion of Salmon River Road in Spallumcheen was tagged with a warning to sex trade workers near Curtis Sagmoen’s family farm. (Tiffany Jackson - Facebook)
Jonathan Lee Robichaud, from Central Saanich, is being sentenced in BC Supreme Court Monday. (Courtesy of Saanich police)

B.C. nanny to be sentenced for sex crimes

Greater Victoria’s Jonathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges of sex crimes against kids

Jonathan Lee Robichaud, from Central Saanich, is being sentenced in BC Supreme Court Monday. (Courtesy of Saanich police)
Ridge Meadows RCMP (Black Press)

Maple Ridge X-ray tech convicted of sexual assault dating back 30 years

Allen James Brooks is expected to be sentenced in January 2021

Ridge Meadows RCMP (Black Press)
Heather Leggett (right) joined close to 20 people to march along 32nd Street in the intense heat Thursday, July 30 to raise awareness around sex trafficking. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Okanagan woman recounts emotional sex trafficking past

Local rally raises awareness, helps local lady regain power by sharing story

Heather Leggett (right) joined close to 20 people to march along 32nd Street in the intense heat Thursday, July 30 to raise awareness around sex trafficking. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Langford’s Kimberly Proctor was the victim of a brutal assault and murder in 2010. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)

Island family still mourns teen’s gruesome murder as killers’ parole approaches

Proctor’s aunt says murder is ‘like a disease, a festering mass of emotion’

Langford’s Kimberly Proctor was the victim of a brutal assault and murder in 2010. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)
Kelowna artist wants to celebrate women, unite community through exhibit

Kelowna artist wants to celebrate women, unite community through exhibit

Ana Luyben’s exhibit will launch on Friday, Mar. 6

Kelowna artist wants to celebrate women, unite community through exhibit
Glen Park in Coquitlam. (RCMP)

Mounties identify suspect in string of sex assaults in B.C. park

Seven sexual assaults linked to one suspect

Glen Park in Coquitlam. (RCMP)
Stephen Witvoet, a Vernon physiotherapist who pled guilty to nine counts of sexual assault, has had his sentencing pushed back to March 30, 2020. (Contributed)

Sex assault sentencing delayed for Vernon physiotherapist

Stephen Witvoet, who pled guilty to nine counts of sex assault, will be sentenced on March 30

Stephen Witvoet, a Vernon physiotherapist who pled guilty to nine counts of sexual assault, has had his sentencing pushed back to March 30, 2020. (Contributed)