Kamloops This Week
A former Mountie from Clearwater accused of sexually assaulting eight young boys in the North Thompson more than 30 years ago has now been charged with similar offences in Saskatchewan.
Alan Davidson is charged with eight counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person, stemming from alleged interactions Davidson had with boys in the North Thompson as a sports coach in the 1970s and 1980s — before his RCMP career began.
Police announced March 27 that Davidson, 59, has been arrested in connection with three alleged incidents of sexual assault involving young boys in Yorkton, Sask., where he worked as an RCMP constable between 1986 and 1993.
Davidson had contact with boys under 18 in that community both as an RCMP officer and a youth hockey coach.
He is slated to appear in a Yorkton courtroom this week.
During a court appearance in Kamloops earlier this month, Davidson’s lawyer said his B.C. charges may not proceed to preliminary inquiry — a sign that a plea bargain may be in the works. He’s due back in Kamloops provincial court on April 2.
Davidson was arrested in connection with the Clearwater allegations in Calgary in March 2014. He had been working at the time as an Alberta deputy sheriff.
The 16-month investigation into Davidson’s actions came about after a Lower Mainland man went to police in 2012, claiming he had been sexually assaulted by his hockey coach in Clearwater in the early 1980s.
Seven additional complainants came forward during the course of the RCMP investigation.
Davidson was an officer from 1982 to 1996, and was posted in Regina, Coronach, Lloydminster, Yorkton and North Battleford.
Police say that after he left the RCMP, he lived in Camrose and Calgary in Alberta, as well as Ladysmith on Vancouver Island.
— with files from the Canadian Press