Man charged for sexual abuse of five Watson Lake children

 Watson Lake RCMP have charged a 55-year-old man for multiple sexual assaults against five youth in the community.

Watson Lake RCMP have charged a 55-year-old man for multiple sexual assaults against five youth in the community.

Police arrested Lyle Wayne Gilmore, a British Columbia resident, on May 15 for a series of assaults alleged to have occurred between Jan. 2013 and January of this year.

Gilmore, who currently lives at a camp near Pink Mountain, B.C., is facing eight counts each of sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation and a breach of a conditional sentence order, according to a RCMP news release.

The victims are all from the Watson Lake area and range in age from eight to 11 years old, the release states.

Gilmore is currently in custody and will appear in court again on June 17 in Whitehorse.

According to the release, Gilmore is known to travel to numerous communities in southern Yukon and northern British Columbia.

Anyone with knowledge of his activities with youth is asked to contact their local RCMP detachment or Watson Lake RCMP at 867-536-5555.

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