On Jan. 14, 2022, following the initial investigation, an additional report was received of sexual offences involving a child alleged to have occurred between Jan. 2017 and Dec. 2019. The Grande Prairie Special Investigative Unit conducted the investigation with assistance from Olds RCMP

On Aug. 23, 2022, 54-year-old Albert de Villiers a resident of Kelowna, B.C. was charged with:

  • Invitation to sexual touching.
  • Voyeurism
  • Make sexually explicit material available to a child.

Following a judicial hearing, de Villiers was released on multiple conditions including to not be in the presence of any persons under the age of 16 without supervision. de Villiers is next scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Sept. 12, 2022.



Grande Prairie RCMP have laid charges against a 52-year-old man following an investigation into allegations of sexual assaults that occurred between 2018 and 2020.

On May 28, 2021, RCMP received a report of sexual offences against a young child that had allegedly taken place between 2018 and 2020. The Grande Prairie RCMP Special Investigative Unit initiated an investigation into the allegations with assistance from the Grande Prairie Caribou Centre.

On June 8, 2021, Albert de Villiers (52) was arrested in Kelowna, B.C with assistance from Kelowna RCMP.  He has been charged with one count of Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference. He remains in custody awaiting a judicial hearing.