Cops arrest known sex offender in Penticton

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
August 2nd, 2011

 RCMP in Penticton immediately located and arrested  known high risk sex offender Ronald Teneycke on  Aug. 1 after receiving a report of a sexual assault made by the victim who managed to flee from her assailant, late Sunday night in OK Falls, BC.

  The Penticton RCMP received a call from a frantic woman from an Ok Falls payphone at around 12:54 am early Monday morning, stating that she had just managed to escape from her attacker in a home in OK Falls.  Investigators met the woman and took her into their care.  The resulting information received from her led the RCMP to surround a home in OK Falls where they believed Teneycke may still be. Uniformed officers attended the home on 10th Avenue in OK Falls and took known sex offender 48 yr Ronald Arthur Teneycke into custody without incident.    Investigators believe that Teneycke picked the 42 year old woman up at around 7pm along Hwy 97 at the South end of Penticton along Skaha Lake near the Airport.  The woman accepted the ride with Teneycke who was driving a white 1990 Cadillac who then drove to Keremeos then continued back to the OK Falls area.  The woman stated to investigators that Teneycke then drove to a remote cabin located near OK Falls at which point she became concerned for her well being.  Teneycke is alleged to have forced the woman into the cabin where she was sexually assaulted and threatened repeatedly with bodily harm.   “The woman was then brought to Teneycke’s residence in OK Falls, where she managed to maintain her composure and took an opportunity to flee and alerted police” stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk.   The Penticton General Investigation Section and Forensic ident examiners have since attended both scenes to complete their scene examination.  Ronald Arthur Teneycke remains in custody and is to appear at the Penticton court house on Wednesday August 3rd . Teneycke is a known and identified high risk sexual offender and was subject of a public safety notification bulletin when he moved back to the Okanagan in 2007.     

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