Court dates for Sagmoen

A man accused of several violent acts against sex trade workers will be in a Vernon court this fall for a trial and two preliminary enquiries.

As has become the case for the majority of Curtis Wayne Sagmoen's appearances, he appeared in court by video on Thursday.

Sagmoen will head to trial on Dec. 13 for a mischief charge, the least serious of the charges against him.

A preliminary enquiry is planned for Oct. 22-23 for charges stemming from an Aug. 27 incident near Falkland in which a sex trade worker alleged he threatened her with a firearm.

He is also facing charges disguising his face and discharging a firearm from that incident.

Sagmoen was arrested for those allegations in September, 2017 and in October, 2017 police conducted a massive search of his parent's farm on Salmon River Road.

The high-profile search prompted more women to come forward and additional assault charges were filed.

A preliminary hearing on those charges is scheduled for Dec. 10-11 in Vernon.

A preliminary hearing is used to determine if there is enough evidence to take a case to trial.

Sagmoen has been held in custody since his arrest last fall.

While police were searching the farm near Silver Creek, they found the remains of Traci Genereaux.

Police are calling her death suspicious, but no charges have been filed and no connection to Sagmoen has been made.


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