Late last week, Calgary Police Services (CPS) announced additional charges were being laid against a youth worker who had been previously charged in January 2021.
CPS began an investigation after a male victim came forward alleging that starting in 2018, when the man was 16 years old, had been sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by a man who was a youth worker in a program with Hull Services.
“We acknowledge that it can be very confusing for a young person experiencing exploitation by someone in a position of trust,” said Staff Sergeant Michelle Doyle with the Calgary Police Service Sexual Assault Investigative Unit.
“In this instance, the victim reported assaults that began in 2018 and we want to ensure people are aware that there is no time limit for victims to report a sexual assault in Canada," Doyle said.
On November 10th, CPS charges Sean Maheu, with sexual assault and sexual exploitation. Maheu is to appear in court on Thursday December 16th.
For more information on how to recognize the signs of child abuse and what to do if you suspect a child or youth is being abused, please visit the Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre website at www.lunacentre.ca.