RCMP say an investigation in to multiple sexual assaults, some involving minors, has prompted them to appeal for more victims to come forward and issue a warning to the public.
In March police began a sexual assault investigation against Port Alberni resident Colin Hall — he was arrested shortly after.
Through the investigation multiple victims were identified. Allegations spanned several years and possibly occurred in other locations.
A number of victims have been determined to have been minors at the time of the allegations.
Hall has been charged with seven counts of sexual interference, seven counts of sexual assault and three counts of invitation to sexual touching.
He has been released on a recognizance of bail with several conditions, and if he is seen violating any of them police are urging the public to contact them at (250) 723-2424 or 911 immediately.
The conditions are:
- Not to have contact with any of his alleged victims
- Not to be alone with any person under 18 years of age
- No activities, volunteer or job with persons under 18 years without permission of a bail supervisor
- Not to be found where persons under 18 years of age may be found (including school grounds, playgrounds, swimming areas public parks etc.)
RCMP say the investigation is major.
Hall’s next court date is set for September 11 in Port Alberni.