Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Man charged with sexual assault in encampment

Investigators believe there may be additional complainants

For Immediate Release: 14-Jun-2024 @ 9:12 AM

MRU #: SA24R004

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has charged a 21-year-old male with sexual assault.  This notice is being provided because investigators believe the accused is likely to have committed similar sexual assaults against youths or adults in or around Edmonton encampments.  EPS is encouraging anyone with information to come forward.

On Jun. 10, 2024, Jeremiah Savard, 21 was arrested and charged with five criminal offences in relation to a sexual assault that occurred that same day in an encampment in the area of 103 Street and 98 Avenue. Savard reportedly sexually assaulted a youth at knifepoint in his tent.  Savard is facing charges of sexual assault with a weaponaggravated sexual assaultinvitation to sexual touchingunlawful confinement and escaping lawful custody.

Savard’s DNA profile was also recently linked to a Nov. 17, 2023 sexual assault of an adult female that occurred in an encampment in the area of 111 Avenue and 82 Street. He is now charged with sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault in relation to that incident.

Savard has been remanded into custody. His next court appearance is Jun. 17, 2024.

Anyone who believes they have been victimized by the accused is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

Sexual contact with the accused may pose medical risk.  Individuals who have had sexual contact with the accused are advised to seek medical assistance by accessing one or more of the following options:

  • Contact their family physician or a primary care provider to arrange for simple, confidential testing. Individuals can also contact Health Link at 811 if they have questions or concerns about this process;
  • Book an appointment with the Edmonton STI Clinic by calling 1-855-945-6700 ext. 2. The STI Clinic provides assessment, diagnosis, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections in a confidential, non-judgmental and inclusive space.

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