On Friday, Feb. 16, Smithers RCMP received a report of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred at a remote property west of Smithers.
Police said an adult woman was assaulted, physically and sexually and held against her will for a period of time before she was eventually taken to a friend’s home. It was then that the police were called.
With the help of the woman, police were able to go to the property where an adult male matching the description given to the police was arrested without incident.
Kevin Larry Dunseath, 55, has been charged with the following:
– Sexual assault causing bodily harm;
– Overcome resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle;
– Forcible Confinement contrary to section 279(2) of the Criminal Code; and
– Obstructing a police officer.
Police said Dunseath has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to make his next court appearance on Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Smithers Provincial Court.
Dunseath also had outstanding warrants in Alberta. The RCMP said these warrants were extended to British Columbia and will be addressed during this court process.
Dunseath went by several aliases. He initally identifying himself as Gerald Jackson, according to Smithers RCMP.