Plea expected this month

A former police officer from Clearwater facing a number of sexual-assault charges is expected to enter a plea this month

By Kamloops This Week

A former police officer from Clearwater facing a number of sexual-assault charges is expected to enter a plea this month.

Alan Davidson is charged with eight counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person, stemming from alleged interactions Davidson had with boys in the North Thompson as a sports coach in the 1970s and 1980s — before he began his RCMP career in 1981.

Davidson, 58, was arrested in March in Calgary, where he had been working as an Alberta sheriff.

The 16-month investigation into Davidson’s actions came about after a Lower Mainland man went to police in 2012 saying he’d been sexually assaulted by his hockey coach in Clearwater in the early 1980s.

Seven additional complainants came forward during the probe.

Davidson did not appear in Kamloops provincial court on Thursday, Aug. 28, as his arraignment hearing was adjourned for two weeks. He is due back in Kamloops provincial court on Sept. 11.