A man wanted on warrants for alleged sexual offences in Prince George was arrested Friday on Vancouver Island.
RCMP says with help from the public, Campbell River RCMP located and apprehended 38-year-old Christopher Lloyd Dixon.
Dixon was charged with several sexual offences related to incidents that occurred in Prince George in 2017 involving a female under the age of 18.
The results of the investigation led to BC Prosecution Service approving charges against Dixon for sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation.
Dixon failed to appear in court in September 2019 and a warrant for his arrest was issued.
“This is an excellent example of how the public, media and police can work together to help make their community safer. People were aware that Dixon may have been in the community thanks to media articles, somebody saw him and called police and that led to the police being able to zone in on his whereabouts and apprehend him,” said Cst Maury Tyre.
RCMP say Dixon remains in custody in Campbell River.