British Columbia

Man charged with multiple sexual assaults involving children under 10 in B.C.

A statement said Wesley Clarkson's alleged victims were all under the age of 10. 

Police say there may be more victims who have yet to come forward

Wesley Clarkson, 33, has previously been convicted of similar offences in Ontario. (New Westminster Police Department)

UPDATE — April 4, 2019: Police in Ontario have now charged Wesley Clarkson with sexual assault, sexual interference and breaching his probation between Feb. 1 and March 12, 2019. He remains in custody in B.C.


A man has been charged in connection with sexual assault allegations involving children in several cities across B.C.

New Westminster police say Wesley Clarkson, 33, is currently in custody and set to appear in court on Wednesday.

A statement said his alleged victims were three children under the age of 10. 

Clarkson has been charged with five counts of sexual assault in B.C. and five counts of touching for sexual purposes a person under the age of 16 in B.C.

Court records show the alleged offences took place in Penticton, Naramata and New Westminster between Sept. 1, 2008 and Sept. 1, 2010.

New Westminister police said Clarkson has been convicted of similar offences in the past in Ontario. 

Clarkson, then 30, had worked as a babysitter in the Wallaceburg area, between Windsor and London, Ont., before his arrest in 2015.

"Detectives from the NWPD Major Crime Unit believe there could be more victims who have yet to come forward," Sgt. Jeff Scott said in the statement.

Scott could not confirm if Clarkson has worked as a babysitter in B.C.

Police are asking anyone with additional information to call Det. Michelle White at 604-529-2536 or make a report to their local police department.