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Man charged with dozens of sex crimes against more than 30 kids aged between 1 and 17

A 47-year-old man has been charged with dozens of child sex offences involving more than 30 victims.

Richard Dyke, who was first arrested in November 2023 in connection with sexual crimes against three boys aged under 12, has been charged with 60 more offences involving 29 more victims.

Police in Saskatchewan said a home daycare was operated out of Dyke’s residence.

“Some of the victims” came into contact with the Assiniboia man through that daycare, the RCMP confirmed today.

<who> Photo credit: RCMP </who> Richard Dyke.

The offences took place between 2005 and 2023 in various communities, including Tisdale, Estevan, Assiniboia, Coronach, Gravelbourg and Swift Current.

All the victims were aged between 18 months and 17 years, police said. Most were boys.

Police said Dyke was also an instructor with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets in “several communities” across southern Saskatchewan.

Dyke “primarily interacted with youth” on the program he taught, but police said no victims have been identified in connection with the Cadets.

“The nature of these types of crimes is devastating for both the victims and their families,” said C/Supt. Ted Munro in a news release.

“We will meticulously investigate these crimes and use a victim-led approach, as these young victims navigate this extremely difficult situation. Our ultimate goal is to bring justice for these children, their families, and communities affected by this.”

Police said they’d analyzed more than 1.5 million pieces of evidence they’re classing as “child sexual abuse material” seized from electronic devices in November.

The new charges brought against Dyke include:

  • 14 counts of sexual assault

  • 14 counts of sexual interference

  • 9 counts of voyeurism

  • 23 counts of making child pornography

Those charges are in addition to 13 others that were laid in November.

Dyke has been in custody since his arrest in November.

Saskatchewan’s education minister, Jeremy Cockrill, said in November that the home daycare at Dyke’s residence was put on hold when police laid the first set of charges.



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