Alan John Davidson, 59, was arrested by RCMP in Nanaimo, B.C. on Mar. 26. he was first arrested last year and in making the charges public, police warned there could be more victims.
|Alan Davidson at about the time of his alleged child sex abuses|
The victims were all under the age of 18 during the alleged incidents, and came in contact with the accused through his work as an RCMP officer or when he was coaching a local hockey team.
“Identifying a specific team, association or baseball league tends to identify victims,” said Insp. Jennifer Ebert with the Saskatchewan RCMP. “They were youths at the time of the offense and we have to do everything we can to protect their identities.”
Davidson made his first court appearance on Friday morning in Duncan, B.C. and will make his next court appearance in Yorkton.
He served in the RCMP for 14 years, from February 1982 to August 1996. He completed basic training in Regina before being posted to Coronach, Sask. He was then transferred to Lloydminster, Alta. in 1983, Yorkton Saskatchewan and then North Battleford, Sask. He retired in August 1996 and moved to Alberta to pursue a personal business opportunity.
RCMP believe there may still be victims who have not come forward.
“Investigations like this tend to lead to the identification of other victims,” Ebert said. “That’s why it’s important for us to help the memory recall of individuals who may have been witness to these assaults and or potential victims.”
That’s why the photos of Davidson provided by officers are from years when Mounties suspect any other assaults may have occurred.
RCMP released a timeline of where Davidson has lived and worked over the last three decades:
1970s to 1981 – Clearwater, BC
August 1981 – February 1982 – Regina, Saskatchewan
February 1982 – December 1983 – Coronach, Saskatchewan
December 1983 – April 1986 – Lloydminster, Alberta
April 1986 – August 1993 – Yorkton, Saskatchewan
August 1993 – 1996 – North Battleford, Saskatchewan
1997 – 2004 – Camrose, Alberta
2004 – July 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
July 2014 – present – Ladysmith, British Columbia
Anyone with information is asked to call the Saskatchewan RCMP at 306-786-4520 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).