Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 37-year-old Lethbridge man in connection with the sexual assault of two boys.
Earlier this month police received a report that a nine-year-old boy had been sexually assaulted by a 37-year-old male. An investigation by members of the Criminal Investigation Section subsequently determined the male sexually assaulted the boy during the summer of 2013.
Through further investigation a second victim was identified. In that case the male first met the boy in 2005. The boy was nine-years-old at the time. Between June 2008 and July 2012 the male sexually assaulted the youth on multiple occasions.
On Jan. 23 police arrested the 37-year-old man without incident.
Jamey Byran Kristian, 37, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts each of sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation and one count of invitation to sexual touching.
Kristian appeared in court this morning and has been remanded in custody until Jan. 27.
Investigation in the matter is ongoing.
**Sgt. Cam Van Roon will be available for media interviews at 1 p.m. today at the police station. This will be the only opportunity for on-camera interviews**
For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Cam Van Roon
Criminal Investigation Section
Lethbridge Regional Police Service