RDKB takes action as Trail RCMP investigates alleged voyeurism
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has temporarily suspended a 21-year old member of staff, following an alleged act of voyeurism which took place in a Beaver Valley Arena change room on Wednesday, 16 November 2022. The incident, which is the first of its kind for the RDKB, is currently in the hands of Trail RCMP. Victim Services is providing support to any members of the public or staff affected and the suspected employee will not be permitted further access to the arena, pending the outcome of the investigation.
“Public welfare and safety is at the heart of everything we do here at the RDKB and we are taking these disturbing allegations extremely seriously,” says RDKB’s Chief Administrative Officer Mark Andison. “RDKB management and staff are working very closely with the RCMP as they carry out their investigation and as a precaution, will be checking all arena restrooms and locker rooms to ensure the ongoing safety of patrons and facility users. We’re shocked, angry and saddened that this troubling incident has taken place in our community and that trust has been breached but we will do everything in our power to support the investigation, help bring it to a swift conclusion and act on any lessons learnt,” he adds.
The RDKB has a rigorous criminal check policy: All RDKB employees who work with children and vulnerable individuals, or who have access to RDKB financial resources, undergo a criminal records check before being hired.
For previous coverage, see https://trailchampion.com/news/man-arrested-following-complaint-voyeurism-fruitvale