Sexual assault charges laid against 70 year old Prince Rupert resident

Charges have been laid in connection to a multiple victim sex assault against 70 year old, Harvey Gordon Robertson.

Charges have been laid in connection to a multiple victim sex assault against 70 year old, Harvey Gordon Robertson.

Mr. Robertson has been arrested and charged on July 26, 2011 with two counts of sexual assault and four counts of sexual interference. He has been remanded in

custody at the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre until his next court appearance on August 15, 2011. Mr. Robertson will appear via a video conference from Prince George.

Last week the Prince Rupert RCMP was made aware of allegations of sexual assault on individuals under the age of 16 years old. These allegations have a time span of up to a year ago until recent.

Police have not ruled out the possibility of more victims or witnesses related to these incidents or this individual. If you have any information related to these allegations or new information you are asked to please contact Cst. Holdenreid or Cst. Starr with the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700.

“These are serious allegations that are being investigated by our General Investigation Section and we are using techniques and officers specifically trained to deal with these matters,” states Cst. Laura Lechky of the Prince Rupert RCMP.

“We respect that crimes of this nature can be difficult for our community, but we are seeking the public’s help to generate new and more information with regards to this ongoing investigation.”

For the protection for all victims and witnesses a court ordered publication ban is in place with regards to this investigation.

If you have any information regarding this investigation or know someone who may have information to further the investigation you are asked to call the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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