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New trial for notorious North Okanagan man guilty of crimes against sex workers

Publication ban limits details for North Okanagan man also facing breach of probation

Curtis Sagmoen has a couple more days in court lined up.

The North Okanagan man with a history of crimes against sex trade workers also faces a series of other charges.

He is scheduled for trial July 17, 2023, although few details can be released about the case due to a publication ban. The ban was implemented in May 2022.

Before trial, Sagmoen is scheduled for a pretrial conference on charges of breaching probation.

The pretrial was initially scheduled for March 15, but for a second time, it has been adjourned.

The new date is April 19, for an 11-count information alleging a variety of breaches of his probation order.

READ MORE: Curtis Sagmoen out on bail after breaching probation

He was arrested on April 26, 2022, for failing to comply with his probation order. At a bail hearing on May 4, he was released on all of his current charges on $1,000 cash bail, with several conditions.

Sagmoen’s release came days after a charge of assaulting a female police officer was stayed by the Crown on April 26, 2022. That same day, he was charged with three counts of failing to comply with a probation order. He was then charged with five more counts of breaching probation on April 28.

Sagmoen has previously been found guilty of crimes against sex trade workers.

On Dec. 20, 2019, he was found guilty of wearing a disguise and threatening a sex trade worker with a shotgun. He was given time served and 36 months probation.

Two months later, Sagmoen was again found guilty of an assault charge involving a different woman in the industry. In this case, Sagmoen had caused the woman bodily harm by running into her with an ATV at the Salmon River Road property where he resided.

He also pleaded guilty to assault for an incident involving a sex worker in Maple Ridge in 2013.

The Sagmoen farm on Salmon River Road was the subject of an extensive search in October 2017 after the remains of Traci Genereaux were discovered. Police consider her death suspicious but have yet to lay charges.

Sagmoen’s probation conditions include a ban from having any contact with sex trade workers.

READ MORE: Wheels of justice moving slowly in case of notorious North Okanagan man


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