Several more people now allege they were also abused by former Saint John Coun. Donnie Snook, who was arrested and charged with eight counts of child exploitation last week.
"Since news of the arrest of Donald Snook last week, the Saint John Police Force and the RCMP have been contacted by several people, alleging they have been sexually abused by the 40-year-old-accused," Saint John Police Sgt. Jay Henderson stated in a news release.
Police say the complaints are under investigation and are asking anyone with information about the case to contact them.
The Saint John Police Force and the New Brunswick RCMP'S Internet Child Exploitation Unit have formed a Joint Forces Operation to investigate the allegations against Snook.
The team is comprised of officers who have training and expertise in these types of investigations, said Henderson.
Snook, 40, is charged with three counts of touching a child for a sexual purpose, one count of making child pornography, two counts of distributing child pornography, and two counts of possession.
The former second-term councillor and now-suspended director of the Saint John Inner City Youth Ministry has not yet entered any pleas.
Snook was arrested by the RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit on Jan. 9 and remains in custody at the Saint John Regional Correctional Centre.
A bail hearing is scheduled for Monday.