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Man charged with sexual offences involving children in New West

Last Updated Apr 4, 2019 at 7:24 am PDT

Wesley Clarkson. (Source: New Westminster Police)

33-year-old man Wesley Clarkson has been charged with sexual offences involving children

Police believe there may be additional victims of alleged sexual assault

NEW WESTMINTER (NEWS 1130) — Police in New Westminster are looking for more possible victims after a man was charged with sexual offences, all of which involved girls under 10 years old.

Wesley Clarkson, 33, has been charged with five counts of sexual assault and five counts of sexually touching a person under 16 years old.

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“Detectives from the NWPD Major Crime Unit believe there could be more victims who have yet to come forward,” Sgt. Jeff Scott said in a press release. “The victims of these alleged offences are all girls who were under the age of 10 years old at the time.”

He says detectives also believe there could be more victims who have not yet come forward.

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Court documents show six offences are alleged to have occurred in New Westminster in 2008 and 2009, while four charges relate to incidents in the southern Okanagan region, including two in Penticton in January 2010 and two in nearby Naramata in September of that year.

Scott says Clarkson remains in custody awaiting his next court date on April 10.

Police are asking any possible victims to reach out to Detective Michelle White at 604-529-2536.