Yukon man faces slew of charges for sexually abusing children

A Whitehorse man was in court on Friday afternoon facing dozens of sex-related charges against young children.

A Whitehorse man was in court on Friday afternoon facing dozens of sex-related charges against young children.

The 46-year-old man, whose name cannot be revealed because of a court-ordered publication ban, is accused of committing the crimes in Whitehorse between 2008 and 2013.

The 49 charges include counts of sexual assault, sexual interference, child pornography and voyeurism.

He is also facing charges in British Columbia.

Crown prosecutors requested the ban on the man’s name in order to restrict any information that could potentially lead to identifying the victims, based on section 486 of Canada’s criminal code.

The ban also extends to comments made on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, RCMP Superintendent Brian Jones told reporters on Friday afternoon.

“That’s a very broad scope and people will guide their actions accordingly,” he said.

“But in an abundance of respect for that section we felt it prudent in advance of that for everyone to be aware of those provisions and guide their actions accordingly.”

The man is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 24.

Contact Myles Dolphin at

myles@yukon-news.com

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