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Trial set for Marshall man charged with sexually assaulting children at daycare

RCMP allege that Joseph Sproull uploaded child pornography videos online and the images depicted three young children being assaulted.

BATTLEFORD – A non-jury trial has been set for a Marshall man accused of sexually assaulting children and possessing child pornography has been set for February 2024 in Battleford Court of King’s Bench.

Joseph Sproull was residing at a homebased day care at the time of the alleged offences. RCMP alleges that Sproull uploaded child pornography videos online and the images depicted three young children being assaulted. According to court documents, the alleged incidents occurred between Aug. 26, 2020, and March 12, 2021, at or near Marshall. The RCMP didn’t release the ages of the victims to protect their identity.

Saskatchewan Integrated Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) and Maidstone RCMP had raided the daycare on 1st Avenue East in Marshall July 14, 2021. Police say they found images of unidentified children being sexually assaulted by a man.

Police say their investigation determined that the home-based day care was operating where Sproull lived. Investigators alerted the Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Education the same day. The ministry suspended the day care’s licence two days later and advised all parents.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Dec. 16. 

The charges against the accused haven't been tested in court. 

Story corrected to say the trial is set for February 2024.

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