Penticton RCMP seek victims of B.C. lifeguard in child sexual assault and pornography investigation

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      Investigators of a child sexual assault and pornography case in an Okanagan city are seeking to confirm if there are any further victims of a longtime B.C. lifeguard.

      After Penticton RCMP received information in November 2018, an investigation regarding child sexual assault and pornography was launched into a longtime employee of a recreation facility in Summerland, B.C.

      Police arrested Edward Casavant, a 54-year-old man from Penticton who is also known as Eddie Spaghetti, on an outstanding warrant on May 15.

      He has worked as a lifeguard for over 30 years since the 1980s. He also volunteered as a lifeguard at local summer camps and other community events.

      Investigators believe he used his position to gain access to school-aged children, according to Penticton RCMP.

      He has been charged with 10 counts for incidents that occurred between 2008 and 2014, including:

      • making, publishing, importing, distributing, possessing, or accessing child pornography;
      • secretly observing or recording nudity in a public place;
      • sexual exploitation of a person with a disability;
      • sexual assault, sexual interference, and invitation to sexual touching.

      While two victims have been identified, RCMP are seeking to identify any additional victims who may not have already reported or may not be aware of being a victim.

      Anyone who has information about this case is asked to contact their local police or call the Penticton RCMP tip line at 250-276-2177.

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