Following the arrest of a 65-year-old Theodore man on October 3 on what the RCMP describe as a “historical sexual assault report,” investigators continue to reach out to the public in search of other possible victims.
Last week, the RCMP issued a press release stating that the case began in April when an adult male contacted RCMP to file the report.
The male reported that he first met the accused at a residence in Yorkton. The victim came into contact with the accused at a residence where children under the age of 12 were known to frequent, states the release.
Investigators conducted an investigation and on October 3, Ernest Rist was arrested at his residence in Theodore. He was charged with one count of sexual assault under section 271 of the 1989 Criminal Code.
Rist made his first court appearance on October 5 at Yorkton Provincial Court. He was remanded into custody.
The RCMP release states: “While charges have been laid in relation to this complaint, there may be other victims who would have encountered Rist. Therefore, investigators are asking anyone with information to please come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Yorkton RCMP through the normal channels, but for persons who wish to remain anonymous, they may call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.