RCMP has arrested and charged Raymond Keeper with a number of offences related to a sexual assault investigation that began in September 2021.
65-year-old Keeper is the chief of Little Grand Rapids First Nation.
Police say they began an investigation after learning of inappropriate text messages between a 16-year-old female and a 65-year-old male. The investigation led police to identify Keeper as the male.
Keeper has been charged for his alleged involvement with Luring a person under 18, two counts of Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault with Weapon, Being a person in a position of authority, touch for a sexual purpose, Careless Storage of a Restricted Weapon, Possess Restricted Weapon without a License and Possess Weapon Obtained by Commission of Offence.
Keeper was released pending a court appearance on November 21, 2021.
RCMP believe that there may be more victims. If you are a survivor or have information on this investigation, please call Little Grand Rapids RCMP at 204-397-2249.
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