Salmon Arm-area man connected to property containing human remains faces more charges

By Greg Fry
January 31, 2018 - 3:26pm

KAMLOOPS — Curtis Sagmoen is facing additional criminal charges.

They follow the execution of a search warrant in October at 2290 Salmon River Road, which made police aware of a number of allegations of violence by Okanagan-area female sex workers.

It is the same area where the remains of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux were found by police on a farm owned by Wayne and Evelyn Sagmoen in October, but no charges have been laid in connection with her death.

As a result of further investigation, Sagmoen has been charged with assualt causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon stemming from an incident on Aug. 10, 2017, and assault from an incident that occurred on or about July 1, 2017.

"The new charges involve two different victims working as online escorts who used backpage.ca/backpage.com to advertise their sevices," says South East RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. "The victims attended to locations in close proximity to 2290 Salmon River Road, Salmon Arm in response to inquiries on their ads where the allleged offences then occurred."

Sagmoen will make his next court appearance in Vernon Provincial Court on February 19.

In the meantime, police ask anyone with information about similar incidents to contact investigators at 1 (800) 987-8477.

The 37 year old Salmon Arm man is already facing seven charges including pointing a firearm, uttering threats and disguising his face with the intent to commit an offence dating back to August when a sex trade worker had a pre-arranged meeting with a man near Falkland.

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