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Bail, but not released

UPDATE 4:27 p.m.

While he was granted bail, Curtis Wayne Sagmoen will remain behind bars at least for now.

Sagmoen was granted bail on some of the eight charges against him, but not all of them meaning he will remain behind bars at least until a preliminary hearing.

Sagmoen is facing charges on three separate events and provincial court judge Mark Takahashi granted his release only two of those cases.

Sagmoen will be back in court on March 8 to set a date for the preliminary hearing.

A publication ban prohibits media from reporting on any of the evidence heard during the bail hearing or the reasons for and against Sagmoen's release.

As it was announced bail was being granted on some of the charges, a woman who identified herself as Traci Genereaux's sister rushed out of the courtroom in tears.

Genereaux's remains were found on a farm on Salmon River Road which is owned by Sagmoen's parents, however no connection between Sagmoen and Genereaux have been made by police.

Sagmoen has been in custody since his Sept. 5 2017 arrest on several charges of alleged assault against a sex trade worker.

Since his arrest and subsequent search of his parents farm, other women have come forward with more allegations of violence resulting in additional charges.

While Sagmoen appeared by video inside the courthouse, people gathered outside to protest violence against women.


A man facing numerous charges for violence against women in the sex trade will stay behind bars after being denied full bail on Wednesday.

Curtis Sagmoen is facing several charges from different incidents.

He was given bail on some of the charges but not given bail on other charges.

He will remain in custody until his preliminary hearing. 

Some of the charges Sagmoen is facing are intentionally discharging a firearm and uttering threats.

He was arrested in October 2017, following an Aug. 28 incident near Falkland in which a sex trade worker alleges Sagmoen assaulted her.

Sagmoen has become a focal point for anti violence against women protesters who once again were on the steps of the Vernon courthouse.

The rally was in support of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux, whose remains were found last year on a farm owned by Sagmoen's parents. They were also protesting violence against women.

Police are calling the death of Genereaux suspicious, but no connection to Sagmoen has been made.

A fix-a-date for a preliminary hearing has been set to March 8.



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