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Man charged with abduction and sexual assault of 8-year-old girl believed to have ties to the Okanagan

Police are asking anyone that may know or have had interaction with Wade Stene to contact the RCMP as soon as possible.

The 37-year-old was arrested in Edmonton this past weekend in connection to the alleged abduction and sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl on March 10.

Stene now faces charges of kidnapping, sexual assault with a weapon, invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats, making child pornography and possession of child pornography.

<who>Photo Credit: Edmonton Police Service

However, it’s believed that he could be the perpetrator of other similar acts in various places across British Columbia and Alberta.

“Stene reportedly lived and worked in multiple locations in Alberta and British Columbia including Drayton Valley, Fort McMurray, Vernon and Kelowna,” said a police release.

“As a result, detectives are concerned there may be additional complainants in other jurisdictions. Police are releasing photos of Stene and are encouraging any additional complainants to come forward to their local police.”

He’s described as a 6’2” Caucasian man around 150 lbs with short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Police believe he may alternate between having facial hair and remaining clean shaven.

If you recognize this man and may have any additional information for investigators, you’re asked to immediately contact your local RCMP or police.



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