New prosecutor named in former Kamloops sheriff Creep Hunter case

By James Peters
June 21, 2017 - 11:18am Updated: June 23, 2017 - 10:30am

VICTORIA, B.C. — The BC Ministry of Justice has announced a new Special Prosecutor in the case against a former Kamloops deputy sheriff caught up in a Creep Hunters sting.

Kevin Johnston is facing three counts of communicating with a person believed to be underage for the purpose of facilitating a sexual offence.

A fourth charge of invitation to sexual touching was stayed.

Johnston was targeted by the vigilante organization Creep Hunters in August of 2016, and subsequently arrested by RCMP.

Michael Tammen was appointed a Special Prosecutor in charge of the case last September.

However, Tammen was appointed to the BC Supreme Court last week.

The new Special Prosecutor is Vancouver lawyer Brock Martland.

Johnston's next court date is set for July 6 in Kelowna to fix a date for trial.

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